The General Directorate of the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD) published Wednesday a shortlist of operators pre-qualified for the concession of its container terminal and where does not appear the consortium Franco-Danish Bollore-APM Terminals, however present on the site since 2005.
As we move towards the non-renewal of the contract of the said company, operating under the name of Douala International Terminal (DIT) and whose concession ends in December 2019, the shortlist consists of the French CMA Terminals, Dubai Port World, Swiss Terminal Investment Ltd, Hutchison Port Investments Ltd, Cayman Islands and Saudi Red Sea Gateway Terminal.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Bollore-APM Terminals had applied for the international public call for expressions of interest launched in early 2018. In doing so, it was initially selected for further qualification, before his file is dismissed for reasons that APA could not know.
Created in the context of the container terminal concession agreement, signed in June 2004 with the PAD, DIT’s mission is the management, operation and development of the handling activity on the port of the largest city of Cameroon.
According to the company’s statistics, the volumes handled by this operator increased by 193% between 2005 and 2017.
Source: Cameroon online