(Business in Cameroon) - On April 13, 2018, Bolloré group and Cameroon’s council of freighters (Conseil national des chargeurs du Cameroun-CNCC) signed a partnership agreement to improve the competitivity of Douala port. This agreement signed at the Douala maritime museum aims to further facilitate commercial exchanges, simplify transit procedures and reduce costs and delays.
According to Mohamed Diop, director of Bolloré group in the Gulf of Guinea, the partnership agreement provides for the creation of a platform for an ongoing collaboration between the Bolloré group's subsidiaries operating in Cameroon, Chad and Central Africa with Cameroon freighters’ council. With the Cameroonian council being the natural relay for Chadian and Central African councils, the agreement signed with CNCC still holds true for Chad and Central Africa.
Let’s note that on August 19, 2016, Bolloré Transport Logistics in the Gulf of Guinea signed such partnership agreement with Cameroon’s customs. The aim was to improve the competitivity of transport in Cameroon and strengthen the partnership-based approach in tracking goods transported via railways or roads.