(Business in Cameroon) - The management of the Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK), in charge of the port of the same name, just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guichet unique des opérations du commerce extérieur (Guce – single window for foreign trade operations), for the digitisation of procedures at this port.
This is, according to an authorised source, a new step taken in the commissioning process for this deep water port, expected for the past 2 years; but which recently welcomed its first commercial vessel, transporting a cargo of 27,500 tons of biomass.
Built by the company CHEC, with financing from Eximbank China, the deep water port of Kribi has 650 m of dockside, including 350 m for the container terminal and 265.5 m for the multipurpose terminal. The two terminals have respective capacities of 300,000 Twenty Equivalent Unit (TEU) per year and 1.2 million tons per year.
The second phase of construction of this infrastructure plans for the expansion of the container terminal by 700 m of quay, for a total length of 1,050 m, as well as the construction of ore and hydrocarbon terminals. With a canal of 15.5 m, this port which can berth vessels with 16 m draughts, is presented as experts as the best along the West African coast.