Kribi Conteneurs Terminal to start its commercial operations
02 March 2018
The berth of the first commercial vessel today at Kribi Conteneurs Terminal, offers Cameroon a new boost. This country's only deep-sea port is modern and efficient. It will contribute to the economic growth of Cameroon and its hinterland, particularly Chad and the Central African Republic.
Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT) offers a very modern link in the country's logistics chain and is well adapted to the new generation of transoceanic ships. "We are about to accommodate very large container ships (up to 11,000 TEUs) and be able to handle their first stop on the African coast. This will reduce the freight transit times" says Daniel Lallemand, Managing Director of Kribi Conteneurs Terminal. Everything has been designed to offer advanced customer service and optimized stopovers: planning of container movements, computerized tracking, attractive tariffs, interactive platform linking the information systems of the terminal and the Customs Service...
These services will give shipping companies a wider choice of stopovers and bring appreciable flexibility to importers and exporters in Cameroon.
A strategic port asset for the country
With its 350 meter wharf with 16 meter draught, and 18 hectares of storage area, Kribi Containers Terminal’s infrastructure and equipment (2 STS, 5 RTG) comply with the best international standards. The strict quality approach assures optimal safety for personnel, installations and goods.
380 million euros will then be invested to lead to a second phase in order to optimize the operational management and improve the productivity of the terminal.
"Beyond customer service, Kribi Terminal Containers is a catalyst for local development," explains Daniel Lallemand. "We employ 300 people today and we have adopted a policy of local subcontracting which will obviously contribute to the economic growth of the region."