The Container Terminal

The container terminal is most definitely the terminal that embodies the ambition and the strength of character vested in the Kribi Port from the onset, that is, to be the backbone of Cameroon’s and the subregion’s economy in the years to come. As a matter of fact, it is the core of activities, as this infrastructure  is presented as one of the major projects of the seven-year “Greater Achievements” of President Paul Biya. The Kribi Conteneur Terminal (KCT) aims at making this place a vital port and logistics platform in the Central African subregion and even in the rest of the Gulf of Guinea. The dimensions and building of the insfrastructure were therefore developed accordingly.

With its top-notch infrastructure, namely wharfs with 16-meter depth, the terminal container to be operated by the KCT consortium can accomodate vessels of groundbreaking range in Western and Central Africa, that measure up to 400 meters and carry around 100,000 tons of products. In addition, it has modern and efficient shipping and handling tools. In accordance with the national port legislative and regulatory framework, the Port of Kribi granted concession of this activity to KCT which is a cluster of internationally reputable operators with high expertise, so as to ensure provision of good quality services. The combination of quality infrastrucutre and inured operators should therefore warrant vessels and cargo in transit, services complying with international standards.

The container terminal therefore provides the following services and equipment:

  • Quay length : 394 meters
  • A maintenance workshop for equipment
  • Two (2) post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) gantries
  • Five (5) rubber-tired gantries (RTG)
  • A 14ha area dedicated to container storing
  • Four(4) weighing stations located at the land entrance of the port area
  • A productivity rate that can reach up to 350,000 EVP/year

The Multipurpose Terminal

The multipurpose terminal, built to carry non-containerised cargoes, has a nominal accomodation capacity of 1.2 million tons of products per year, whereas the container terminal can process 300,000 Twenty Equivalent Units per year on a normal operating regime. Both terminals have the following equipment and facilities dedicated to storing and stacking cargoes:

  • Quay length: 265 m
  • Warehouse of more than 4,000 m²
  • Storage areas of 10 ha
  • Two jib cranes with a lifting capacity of 25 and 40 tons to handle heavy cargo
  • A maintenance workshop for equipement
  • Administrative and technical facilities


Both terminals share the following equipment and facilities:

  • Running rails for  ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes
  • A fence compliant with the ISPS Code (dimensions, building materials) around areas providing port services
  • A road network inside the port area covering 233,686m² of roads including a concrete and paved road
  • A fire brigade equipped with 2 tanks of 500m3, 2 electrical pumps and one diesel pump to guarantee a debit of 80L per second for warehouses located on the multipurpose terminal and 50L per second for the terminal container, 1 jockey pump and 1 pressure tank to maintain a 4-bar pressure in the network
  • A pump and drinking-water treatment unit made up of 4 boreholes of 60m to 70m each: Q = 10 m3/h, HMT = 30 m, Power = 4 kW ( in terms of operations, 2 boreholes are in use while the 2 others are stand-by boreholes) and a waste water treatment plant
  • An electrivity supply system made up of a power plant (3 Diesel generators, 2 operating and 1 for emergency cases: Unit power: 3,250 kVA/ 2,600 kW COP, Voltage 10kV, Frequency 50Hz and Rotation speed: 1,500 tr/mn) and electrical stations SS1 and SS2
  • A lighting system for operating areas and consisting of the following:
    • 15 poles of 35m for storage areas, equipped with projectors of 1,000W and 2,000W. Light provision for these poles will be managed through a control computer located in the administrative building; 2 poles of 20m for area located behind South Revetment; street lights for the roads in the port area:
    • 65 lamp posts of 8m equipped with a 250W lamp;
    • 20 lamp posts of 10m equipped with a 400W lamp.