An integrated logistics operator present in Cameroon in the railway (Camrail), port (DIT and SEPBC), shipping (SOCOPAO) sectors… the Bolloré group has just entered with the Cameroonian Customs Administration, into a partnership to secure the transit, on Cameroonian soil, of goods going to Chad and the Central African Republic.
According to the terms of this partnership, as highlighted in the official communique issued by the French logistics company, for the Bolloré group this will be about contributing to “the improvement of the transit platform at the Port of Douala, setting up warehouses and customs clearance areas in Ngaoundere, Belabo, Kribi, and the construction within these areas of Customs-dedicated infrastructure”.
For its past, we learned, the Cameroonian Customs Administration will have to work towards “establishing a single rail-road (transport) document”, to cut down the procedures and consequently reduce transport voyage times for goods on the Douala-Ndjamena and Douala-Bangui corridors. This is also about, according to the agreement protocol, speeding up the digital transfer process for all transit procedures up to the borders, and implement the general guarantee and efficiency improvement for Customs procedures throughout the corridors.
As a reminder, according to the Cameroonian Customs Statistics, the volume of Central African and Chadian goods transiting through the Port of Douala, located in the economic capital of Cameroon, is estimated at approximately FCfa 395 billion, with FCfa 340 billion for goods going to Chad.