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LCT / 18-001

Complainant: Association des personnes victimes d’érosion côtière

Date Filed: August 22nd, 2018

Last update: January 23rd, 2020

Case Status: Compliance Review


Lomé Container Terminal S.A. operates a transshipment container terminal at the coast of Lomé in Togo.

The complaint comprises concerns about the site selection of the project near to the community and environmental impacts predominantly derived from coastal erosion, including economic impacts, destruction of homes and significant cultural impacts.

Action taken

The panel assessed the information provided to it. On October 8th, 2018 it determined that the complaint was admissible under the criteria of the Independent Complaints Mechanism Policy (2017), with the exception of having sufficient evidence from the named complainants that they represent the community. The complainants submitted such additional evidence on October 17th, 2018.

According to the rules of the Independent Complaints Mechanism contractual arrangements with the client should be there to allow for the processing of the complaint. As the financing agreement was concluded before the start of the ICM, such arrangements were missing. In December 2018 they were put in place.

A preliminary review was performed. The results were published on 23 January 2020.


The panel has initiated a Compliance Review. It will focus on activities that [FMO/DEG] undertook in order to close the compliance gaps that previously had been established by the Office of Compliance Advisor.

Further information


CLIENT: Lomé Container Terminal S.A.

SECTOR: Logistics