New Cameroon terminal will handle ships of up to 11,000 teu in capacity

New Cameroon terminal will handle ships of up to 11,000 teu in capacity

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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