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Gaussin powers Bolloré Ports

Thursday, 21 October 2021 ( #1048 ) - Freetown, Sierra Leone
Gaussin wins a significant order from Bolloré
Gaussin wins a significant order from Bolloré
Gaussin has secured a new order from Bolloré Ports for two APM 75T HE electric port tractors, four POWERPACK HEs and a 6x4 multi-load station for the Freetown port terminal in Sierra Leone. "This new order, the third one from Bolloré Ports, ... attests to the commercial success of the APM 75T equipped with batteries from Blue Solutions, the model now deployed in Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand," says Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the Gaussin Group. "Gaussin and Bolloré Ports share the same commitment to carbon-free port logistics and our group is proud to continue to support Bolloré Ports in its goals." Philippe Labonne, CEO of Bolloré Ports, says Gaussin's technology aligns with his port's Green Terminal process which aims to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. The APM 75T HE is the first container transport solution designed specifically for hot countries, thanks to its unique solid-state battery technology, which is reliable at external temperatures ranging from -20°C to +60°C. Designed on the basis of a modular and versatile platform, the APM is the only electric port vehicle on the market capable of operating without interruption due to Gaussin's patented "battery swap" system that allows the batteries to be changed in just a few minutes. The Freetown Terminal, with a capacity of 380,000 TEU, is the main container terminal in Sierra Leone and the most important gateway for trade and commerce in the country. Bolloré Ports, which employs several hundred people at the terminal, has recently undertaken a series of improvements, including the integration of modern, adapted and environmentally friendly handling equipment.
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