August 20, 2020: Kribi Conteneurs Terminal (KCT) welcomed the CMA CGM Cendrillon ship on August 17. 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.

KCT is the concessionary of the container terminal at the Kribi deep-water port, composed of a group of Cameroonian shareholders, Bollore, CMA CGM, and CHEC.

“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 KCT.

The ASAF Service, is one of the major services offered by ship owners in Asia-to-Africa container transport. 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 as a leading operator 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. It is the result of fruitful dialogue with all the port players at the Autonomous Port of Kribi.

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