The Port of Cotonou is the economic heart of Benin and also has a strategic importance in the region, as it is also one of the main gateway ports for the sub-region. Since 2018, Cotonou Port Authority has called upon the expertise of Port of Antwerp to modernise the port and make it futureproof. To test new concepts and in view of this special link between both ports, the Port of Cotonou has agreed to support the collaboration between UNICEF and Port of Antwerp with the secondment of expertise.
Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp: “As a strong believer in the impact of collective action, I am proud that we have agreed to support UNICEF with their endeavour to improve the health and livelihood of children. I am pleased that the Port of Cotonou is supporting this project too. By offering our common experience, network and insights to UNICEF we will have a tangible and sustainable impact on the life of many children and youngsters.”
oris Thys, CEO Port Autonome de Cotonou: “This cooperation between the Port of Antwerp, the Port of Cotonou and UNICEF is definitely a great opportunity to reaffirm our engagement on positive environmental, social and economic impacts for children. The Port Authority of Cotonou is proud to support UNICEF to define the best supply chain for life-changing and life-saving projects undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa.”
Source: Antwerp port