CMA CGM, Bolloré Transport & Logistics and China Harbour Engineering Company yesterday held the official signing ceremony for the concession agreement of a new container terminal at Kribi in Cameroon. The event was chaired by the Cameroon’s minister for transport, Edgar Alain Mébé Ngo’o.
The three partners have won the 25-year rights to manage the Kribi Container Terminal, a facility with 16 m depth alongside and capable of handling 8,000 teu class ships. Phase two development will see the site able to take on ships as large as 11,000 teu, giving it an annual handling capacity of 1.3m teu and making it one of the premier port destinations in West Africa.
“Kribi is a strategic location to reach all of Africa’s Atlantic coast and hinterland countries,” CMA CGM said in a release.