During the first six months of the current year, the performances of the Société d’Exploitation des Parcs à Bois du Cameroun (SEPBC), concessionaire of the wood terminal at the Douala Port, increased by 2.4%, we learned via an official communiqué. Indeed, between January and June 2016, the teams of this company delivered 639,645 m3 of wood, equivalent to 464,199 m3 of logs and 17,446 m3 of lumber; against 623,928 m3 over the same period in 2015.
This performance, according to the company, is due to “several efforts made by the personnel”, and “SEPBC’s commitment, on a daily basis, to the elaboration, application and permanent evolution of the measures in the quality management system”. All which, as the company highlights, led to SEPBC being awarded the ISO 9001 version 2008 certification in the port wood warehousing sector.
Issued by Bureau Veritas in March 2016, this certification, we learn, “is proof of the compliance of SEPBC’s services to the requirements of its clients, in terms of reception, storage and delivery of products to different export points”.
With this acknowledgement from the world leader in compliance and certification audit, SEPBC announces the operationalisation, “in a few months, of the mooring berth, under construction in the terminal”. According to the company, this investment worth a total of FCfa 5 billion “will help in increasing the log delivery rates in the terminal, with the docking of full logging vessels” and consequently “confirm the good performances of the Douala Port lumberyard”.