Port of Kribi :
The consortium formed by Bolloré Africa Logistics, CMA CGM, and CHEC wins the contract for the operation of the container terminal
27 August 2015
Following the international call for tender issued by the Cameroon authorities, a consortium formed by Bolloré Africa Logistics, CMA CGM, and CHEC has been awarded the contract for the operation of the deep water container terminal at Kribi.
Cameroon has chosen the consortium for the solidity of its strategic, financial and technical platform. The concession is for an initial 20-year term.
With a 15 m draught and direct access to the sea, the port at Kribi offers Cameroon the capacity to welcome large vessels carrying up to 8,000 containers. The Bolloré Africa Logistics / CMA-CGM / CHEC consortium will manage the container terminal, offering a 350 m wharf built and equipped by the Chinese company CHEC. An additional 700 m wharf is due to be built in phase 2, within a maximum schedule of 5 years.
CEO Bolloré Africa Logistics
We are very proud of the trust Cameroon has shown towards the Bolloré Africa Logistics / CMA CGM / CHEC consortium. With the new port at Kribi, Cameroon now has a second port hub, extending its infrastructure network. The consortium has the knowhow in shipping, port and logistics technology to enable the port platform at Kribi to contribute to the speedy growth of Cameroon and the region
This major port facility will provide access to new logistics corridors reaching out across the region via direct connections between the port of Kribi and the rail and road networks that are vital assets for development. As planned by the Cameroon authorities, Kribi will also be a port transhipment hub supported by the world’s third-ranking ship owner. The whole country and the surrounding sub-region will benefit from their support, bringing new momentum to development.