Bollore wins contract to manage Cameroon’s container port

A consortium led by France’s Bollore has been awarded the contract to develop and operate a container terminal in Cameroon’s deep-water port of Kribi, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.

That marked a dramatic turnaround after Cameroon in April had excluded Bollore Group from a shortlist of consortia competing to manage the port.

Bollore’s consortium included France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipper, and China’s CHEC, which built the Kribi deep-sea port. No details of the winning bid were released.

The government is rushing to get Kribi port operational to ease congestion on Douala.

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