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Nine new locomotives enter service at Camrail:

Cameroon. 27 October 2015

On October 19th, Camrail, a Bolloré Group subsidiary and holder of Cameroon’s national rail concession since 1999, officially introduced nine new locomotives in Douala, the country’s economic capital.

Camrail-Locomotives-Cameroun-service enter-Cyrille Bollore

The ceremony was attended by Philémon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon; Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, Minister of Transport; Cyrille Bolloré, CEO, Bolloré Transport & Logistics; Hamadou Sali, Chairman of Camrail’s Board of Directors; Quentin Gérard, CEO of Camrail; and Mohamed Diop, Gulf of Guinea Regional Director for Bolloré Africa Logistics.

The new GRP 3000 type locomotives, built by the South African manufacturer Gringrod, have a haulage capacity of up to 1,500 MT. The acquisition represents a total investment of 13.5 bn CFA. The locomotives are part of the vast modernisation programme launched by Camrail under the Cameroon rail concession agreement that will remain in force till December 31 2034. The second rider to the agreement provides for 230 bn Fcf of investment between 2009 and 2020, including 158 bn by Bolloré Group.

The ceremony was attended by Philémon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon; Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, Minister of Transport; Cyrille Bolloré, CEO, Bolloré Transport & Logistics; Hamadou Sali, Chairman of Camrail’s Board of Directors; Quentin Gérard, CEO of Camrail; and Mohamed Diop, Gulf of Guinea Regional Director for Bolloré Africa Logistics.

The new GRP 3000 type locomotives, built by the South African manufacturer Gringrod, have a haulage capacity of up to 1,500 MT. The acquisition represents a total investment of 13.5 bn CFA. The locomotives are part of the vast modernisation programme launched by Camrail under the Cameroon rail concession agreement that will remain in force till December 31 2034. The second rider to the agreement provides for 230 bn Fcf of investment between 2009 and 2020, including 158 bn by Bolloré Group.

Cyrille Bolloré, President of Bolloré Transport & Logistics

The investment will enable the company to pursue its policy to renew its rolling stock and several sections of Cameroon’s rail track, as well as contribute to the modernisation of its information systems.

Cyrille Bolloré, President of Bolloré Transport & Logistics

The investment will enable the company to pursue its policy to renew its rolling stock and several sections of Cameroon’s rail track, as well as contribute to the modernisation of its information systems.