Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT) welcomed the CMA CGM Cendrillon ship on 17 August 2020. Measuring 334 metres long and with a capacity of 8,645 TEUs, the vessel inaugurated the direct Asia-Africa (ASAF) line at the Kribi deep-water port. Through the service, and in partnership with Maersk and Nile Dutch, CMA CGM will extend the reach of the container terminal at the port of Kribi, thus strengthening its position in the Gulf of Guinea region. The new service will provide economic operators in Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic with favourable transit times for their Asian exports and imports.
“With the reopening of the ASAF line, the port of Kribi will become increasingly better connected with the rest of the world. And with the opening of a customs office in 2020, which will round out our existing services, we will also be able to cut transit times for significant gains in productivity and substantial reductions in cost,” said Eric Lavenu, Managing Director of Kribi Conteneurs Terminal.