As part of its plans to develop activities in Africa, Boluda France has been awarded a 20-year contract to provide harbour towage and other services at the port of Lomé in Togo.

Boluda France subsidiary Boluda Corporación Marítima will operate the service with three 65tbp tugs equipped with fire-fighting and anti-pollution systems. Boluda will also provide mooring services along with the transportation of harbour pilots as part of the contract which commences in Q1 2017.

Denis Monserand, CEO Boluda France stated: ‘Our towage leadership in West Africa allows us to fully measure the issues and needs of the Port of Lomé and its clientele. The strategy initiated by the Togolese authorities concerning the Port expansion, combined with our expertise of nautical services, offer opportunities of mutual success. Through a Corporate Management dedicated to partnership, our commitment in local development will take shape, while focusing on integration into the economic and social environment’.

By Peter Barker