February 19, 2015: The CMA CGM Group inaugurated its new logistics platform, the 3CTC Terminal (CMA CGM Cameroon Container Terminal).
The 3CTC platform has been operational since January 7th, 2015, and its concession attributed for 25 years. It is located in a strategic area between Douala and the port, where it occupies 2 hectares.
With this new platform, the CMA CGM Group offers its clients a complete range of logistics solutions:
- Full and/or empty containers storage in a 1,200 square meters secured area.
- Merchandises land transportation in Cameroon, Chad and Central African Republic.
This platform reinforces the Group's presence in Cameroon. Its vessels call at Douala twice a week, offering Cameroon industrials imports and exports solutions with the entire world. The CMA CGM Group has the ambition to become a big player in Cameroon's development.
The 3CTC platform illustrates the CMA CGM land development strategy. With CCIS – CMA CGM Inland Services – a single unique entity created to accompany this strategy - the Group opened a platform in Dakar, Senegal last year and has developed 14 hubs to create transport corridors between land locked and coastal countries.
Rodolphe Saadé, Vice Chairman of the CMA CGM Group, notes: "This inauguration shows our determination to reinforce our presence in Africa and to develop both our inland and logistics activities there. It also confirms our desire to become a major player in Cameroon's economic growth."
The CMA CGM Group has been in sub-Saharan Africa, where it has 1,300 employees in 72 offices, since 2001. Present in 43 countries, the Group counts 27 direct maritime services joining the continent to the rest of the world. Its development strategy relies on maritime services that are among the best in the market, and new land transportation solutions and port projects.