Cameroon – Transport Patrice Melom: “the Port of Kribi is a new-born and the instructions we have received are to make it operational as soon as possible”

Written by Deckson N.

Visiting the facilities at the Port of Douala on 14 September 2016, the Managing Director of the Authority Port of Kribi (PAK), the public company in charge of managing the first deep water port in Cameroon, announced that he is working towards making this port “operational as soon as possible”.

Thus, Patrice Melom declared, “we thought that one of the first things to do was to come and visit our more experienced veteran”. A visit whose goal, as highlighted by the MD of PAK, was to “get acquainted with the realities in the port sector and grasp the challenges now put to us”.

As a reminder, the deep water Port of Kribi, whose first phase works have been completed for several months, will start its activities with two terminals: container and multi-purpose. This new port, whose commissioning is expected to take place this year, has the biggest draught of the West African coast.

Built by the company CHEC, through a financing from Eximbank China, the deep water Port of Kribi, located in the Southern region of Cameroon, will be operated by French-Chinese and French-Cameroonian consortiums, led respectively by Bolloré Transport Logisitics and Necotrans.

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