Cotonou is one of the many ports in Benin. The seaport of Cotonou is opened in 2005 with some of the more modern equipment as compared to the other ports. It is situated along the Gulf of Guinea. It is the starting point of the Benin-Niger Railway, which extends northward 273 miles (439 km) into the interior but ends in the middle of Benin at Parakou. Goods can be moved another 200 miles (322 km) by road to the navigable Niger River. Modern artificial deepwater port facilities at Cotonou serve both Benin and the neighbouring country of Togo.
Vessel operators serving Cotonou
Currently there are many carriers with service to Cotonou. With weekly sailings to Cotonou, it is not an issue to find a suitable sailing for your shipments to Cotonou.
Latest Development News
The Port Authority of Cotonou has constantly taken concrete steps towards the modernisation of the port. This includes areas from infrastructure and procedure upgrades to the training of administrative and maritime personnel. Strong support from varies parties assisted to maximise the efficiency of port operations. There are also more plans in place to further develop the port facilities. The hope is to ensure that Cotonou will have a modern and efficient port and terminal infrastructure. This will help to contribute to increased volumes passing via Benin to landlocked countries, as well as reducing landed costs for importers. With better infrastructure to allow larger vessels to come and discharge, it will help in lowering the cost-per-tonne of freight.
Due to its proximity to neighbouring countries like Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger, many companies use Cotonou as a transit point for their shipment by truck or road. With the increase in transit shipments, there are also increasing amount of cheap products of inferior quality and detrimental to the environment.
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