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The port of Kribi handled 10,388,941 tons of containerized cargo, 18% of total traffic in 2018

The port of Kribi handled 10,388,941 tons of containerized cargo, 18% of total traffic in 2018
  • Comments   -   Friday, 08 March 2019 14:43

(Business in Cameroon) - Since its opening on 2 March 2018, the Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK) has claimed 6.4 million tons of maritime traffic during the year, with 274 ship calls.

Over the period, containerized goods traffic reached 18% of total traffic. “Most of the export traffic consisted of wood while the import traffic was mainly barley malt. For a total of 83,982 boxes processed, the port handled 10,388,981 tons of containerized cargo, transshipment included. The volume of import traffic was 34,587 tons compared to 359,386 tons for exports, excluding liquid bulk,” said PAK.

Liquid bulk traffic was 79% of the overall traffic at the port of Kribi, with the operation of the Hilly Episeyo gas terminal and the KK1 and Ebome oil terminals. Thus, for a traffic volume of 6,249,907 tons (hydrocarbons and gas combined), the two off-shore terminals recorded 59 calls.

As for the traffic of solid bulk, it represents 3% of the total traffic with the main cargo being wood (logs, sawn or unsawn and biomass) with a total of 224,567 tons exported.

Sylvain Andzongo

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