Cameroon: Launch of the 2nd phase of the construction of the deepwater port of Kribi

Launched in November 2017 and interrupted one year later, work on the second phase of construction of the deep-water port of Kribi resumed in February. Initially estimated to take three and a half years to complete, the project is expected to be completed in 36 months, with delivery scheduled for February 2023. At a total cost of some CFAF 400 billion, this work should, among other things, provide the Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK) with a second container terminal (750 m) twice as long as the first, operated by the Bolloré-CHEC-CMA CGM consortium. In addition to the 2nd phase works and associated port infrastructure (container storage area, port gantries, equipment and buildings, etc.), the development of this infrastructure will eventually include the construction of hydrocarbon and mineral terminals. As a reminder, the deep-water port of Kribi was commissioned in March 2018 and currently boasts the largest draught on the West African coast (16 m).