Three state-of-the-art tugs to enter into service

The contract is worth $400 million

Vicente Boluda, president of Boluda Corporación Marítima, was in the Togolese city of Lomé together with the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Ninsao Gnofam, the director general of the Port of Lomé, Rear Admiral Fogan Kodjo Adegnon and the director of the Office of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Kossi Tofio, to sign an agreement for the provision of towage, mooring and crew transport services at the port of Lome (Togo). The contract was awarded to Boluda Francia, Boluda Corporación Marítima’s subsidiary for Africa and France.

The new addition is part of the rapid expansion strategy undertaken by Boluda Towage and Salvage, which already operates in more than 70 ports worldwide. This growth has had particular impact on the African continent, where the division already provides services in 9 countries and 12 ports. The contract represents a turnover of 400 million dollars.

Boluda Francia will provide the port of Lomé with three tugs with a bollard pull of 65 metric tons, equipped with firefighting and marine pollution control systems, and compliant with the highest international quality and safety standards.  

CEO of Boluda Francia Denis Monserand stated that “as a leader in port services in West Africa we have a better understanding of the problems and needs of the autonomous port of Lomé and its customers. The port development strategy initiated by the Togolese authorities, combined with Boluda’s wealth of experience in maritime services, is a guarantee of joint success. This spirit of collaboration reveals our commitment to local development and to the social and economic fabric of the region”.

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