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Terminal Industriel Polyvalent de San Pedro (TIPSP) announces its first major iron export partnership with PIMCO Mali

Thursday, 23 November 2023 13:40
Terminal Industriel Polyvalent de San Pedro (TIPSP) announces its first major iron export partnership with PIMCO Mali

(TIPSP ) - The multipurpose industrial terminal of San Pedro (TIPSP), operated by Arise Ports & Logistics, is celebrating a major milestone in its activities through its first iron ore export operation on behalf of its customer PIMCO Mali by loading 62,415 MT into the MV Lowlands Mimosa vessel. The vessel docked on the morning of Sunday November 19, 2023, and completed loading at dawn on November 21, 2023 m with a record net rate of 45,000 MT per day.

This was the first iron ship handled by TIPSP and, to date, was the deepest draught ship (13.53 m) operated by TIPSP. This operation marks the confirmation of a fruitful collaboration between TIPSP and PIMCO Mali, sealing a handling and storage partnership that promises to profit to both parties and, above all, bring additional performance to the activities of the autonomous port of San Pedro. The export of this valuable iron cargo reinforces TIPSP's reputation as a trustworthy logistics center throughout the sub-region.

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To celebrate this significative event, which confirms a new impulsion in the activities of the Autonomous Port of San Pedro through the TIPSP, several port authorities were present at the TIPSP Terminal on Tuesday November 21, 223 to thank the Captain of the MV Lowlands Mimosa and his crew for their presence at the Port of San Pedro via the TIPSP terminal. Port Commander Colonel FADIGA Aly, Port Infrastructure Director Mr. DALLY Pascal, and Sales and Marketing Director Mr. YOHOU Rodrigue attended the ceremony. Their participation reflects the agreement between PASP and TIPSP. 

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TIPSP is now able to carry out direct loading and unloading of Panamax-sized vessels up to a draught of 14 at the jetty. Thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure and well-trained team, TIPSP is able to carry out ship handling operations at an affordable cost an efficient solutions in terms of reduced freight and vessel demurrage, with a faster throughput or loading rate per day, and the handling of larger capacity vessels at the berth.

Terminal expansion for customized solutions

As part of its future development plan, TIPSP announces the forthcoming completion of phase 2 of its facilities. This crucial step will pave the way for the construction of a second 250-meter quay with a 14-meter draught, accompanied by new open and covered storage areas capable of storing a variety of goods, including nickel, lithium, iron, fertilizers and clinker. This expansion will confirm TIPSP as a key player in the port handling sector in West Africa.

About Arise Ports & Logistics

Arise Ports & Logistics is a pan-African industrial ecosystem developer that designs, creates, finance and develops interconnected infrastructures, enabling m its partners to bénéficier superior logistics solutions. Our portfolio comprises three terminals in Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire - Owendo Mineral Port, New Owendo International Port and TIPSP.

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