This protocol also aims to streamline the two corridors.
A statement from the French logistician Bolloré indicates that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cameroon Customs. This partnership expressed in the presence of Edwin Fongod Nuvaga, the Managing Director (MD) of Customs, and Mohamed Diop, Regional Director of the Gulf of Guinea of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, will allow the securing of transit in Cameroon, of goods in destination of Chad and the Central African Republic.
Under the terms of this partnership, it will be for Bolloré to contribute to
“improving the transit hub of the port of Douala, the establishment of stores and clearance areas in Ngaoundere, Belabo, Kribi and construction within these areas of infrastructure dedicated to Customs. “
The Customs administration for its part will work for “the establishment of the single title (transport) rail-route“. The goal is to get to simplify procedures and therefore reduce the time freight on the Douala-Ndjamena and Douala-Bangui corridors.
Besides this, the Cameroon Customs is considering the implementation of the overall deposit and streamlining customs procedures along the corridors. It states that
“the volume of CAR and Chadian goods through the Port of Douala, located in the economic capital of Cameroon is estimated at about 395 billion CFA francs, of which 340 billion FCFA for the goods to Chad.“
As a reminder, the relations between the Bolloré Group and Customs is since 1947 that the French logistician is in Cameroon. In 2015 Customs has awarded it the Best customs broker on the maritime export, and the special prize for the partnership approach during 2015 fiscal year.