Abidjan Port Information
Following the opening of the Vridi Canal in July 1950, the Port of Abidjan was officially created by Order No. 62-86 / TP of November 10, 1950.organization and operation of its services from January 1st 1951.
Administrative and legal organization
The Port of Abidjan operated as a Special Maritime Service under the General Direction of Public Works. Beginning in 1960, it experienced a series of reforms motivated by the constant search for competitiveness and efficiency.
Cotonou Port Information
Before the Port of Cotonou and until the end of the 19th century, maritime trade took place at two points on the Littoral: Grand-Popo and Ouidah.
At these points, the landing and embarkation of the goods and passengers were effected by transhipment on canoes which ensured the liaison between the ships anchoring in fairgrounds and the shore. There were many losses (including human lives) and damage.
Then in 1891, the wharf was built in Cotonou. It was an advanced metal gangway in the sea beyond the zone disturbed by the bar; Thus the operations could be carried out in a relatively calm water.
Lome Port Information
At the end of the First World War, a Franco-British joint operation forced the Germans, entrenched at Atakpamé (capital of the Plateaux region), to surrender in August 1914. Togo was placed under the mandate of the Society Of the Nations (NDS). On the decision of the League of Nations taken on 10 July 1919, France and England shared the occupation of Togolese territory.
In 1959, the Togolese authorities decided to endow Togo with a deep-water port, given the country's inability Wharf to face the increase in traffic, despite its strengthening in the years 1955 and 1956.