|Name of port||Port Autonome de Cotonou|
|Management||Port Autonome de Cotonou Pac|
|Port services||Cranes and port facilities.|
|Port equipment||Dockside crane, container gantries, mobile cranes 140T, reachstacker 45T, Ro-Ro Tugmaster, grain elevator and forklifts 16T.|
|Business section||Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.|
|Export opportunities||Raw cotton, coconuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, gold, other nuts and cement.|
|Import opportunities||Rice, refined petroleum, poultry meat, electricity and cars.|
|Import origins||China, India, Malaysia, France and the United States.|
|Shipping lines||Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), MOL, OT Africa Line and PIL|
|Borders||Benin borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo by land and Ghana by sea|
The port’s deep-water harbour supports brewing, textile and palm oil processing industries. Major exports passing through the Port of Cotonou include kapok and cotton and the major imports are cereals and gypsum for the agriculture and construction industries.
One of Africa’s leading shipping lines has a terminal dedicated to handling containerised cargo and the terminal contains 7,000 square metres of container space and container handling equipment.
COMAN and SMTC handle containers and have suitable equipment that functions adequately.
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