(Business in Cameroon) - On March 1, 2018, Kribi deep-water port will be commissioned and ready to receive the first commercial boats. This has been announced by Lionel Odeyer, managing director of CMA-CGM Cameroun, the French shipowner which is part of the consortium which won the contract to build the container terminal section of this port located in South Cameroon. It was after a meeting with Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o, Cameroon’s minister of transports.
“We have just studied the conditions for the opening of Kribi terminal, as we are partners in this project which will help modernize the economy of Cameroon. The meeting with the minister has allowed us to study these conditions and raise the two or three points we still have to review. The meeting has been extremely productive and we maintain the current deadline which is March 1st for the opening”, the managing director said to Quotidien gouvernemental.
According to the French ship-owner, the first commercial boats which will accost at Kribi deep-water port, which has been awaiting commissioning for more than two years now, will leave Asia as of January 15, 2018.
“There will be many weekly stops. There will be a stop which will come directly from Asia and we will also have two weekly services which will come directly from Europe and the Westman part (Italia and Spain)”, Lionel Odeyer indicated.
Let’s note that the commissioning of Kribi deep-water port had been announced many times but finally reported to later dates because of the red tapes, officials had maintained most of the times.