BY NDUMBE BELL JOSEPH GASTON IN DOUALA
The managing directress of the Cameroonian Petroleum Deposits Company (SCDP in French), Veronique Moampea Mbio has declared that the state had been paying annual penalties for delays in offloading imported hydrocarbons or petroleum products, worth FCFA billion.
Veronique Moampea Mbio said this at the time of the commissioning of the recently renovatedFCFA 10 billion new oil quays in the port of Douala realised by the Douala Ports Authority. The SCDP scribe then estimated in a positive note that with this new development, delays in unloading will be substantially reduced “The boarding time of the boats will be reduced. The oil quay will allow the charter of large capacity boats which will reduce the pumping time by 30%” the MD ascertained
The new oil quay is one of the projects realised by a determined general manager of PAD, Cyrus Ngo’o to improve the port’s competitiveness and then make it a real pole of reference in the Gulf of Guinea and the West African coastline.
The dock has become operational and busy, taking into consideration that the fire of the national refining company (SONARA) on May 31, 2019, had since led to the increase in imports by the state of all semi-petroleum products such as super, diesel and kerosene, to satisfy domestic demand.