—This paper provided a case study on Cameroon’s
Port (the port of Douala) to further emphasize the need and
benefits of strategic development obtainable through
privatization, Port upgrading and terminal modifications. It’s
been tough; however, a radical reform upload is gradually
making its way.
The paper will help West and Central Africa ports
authorities in making, evaluating and realizing their decisions
on port development, all in an effort to guaranty port efficiency
and operational brilliance to profit the different ports, their
hinterlands and their related clients. Therefore, this research
found out the following issues related to West and Central
Africa ports development as far as port logistics and
transportation in general is concern.
Finally, a tactical development is needed which could likely
have an impact on West and Central Africa’s economy. This as
a whole could boost the entire African nation’s economy and
eradicate poverty and unemployment. Moreover, most West
and Central Africa countries have been experiencing
ramshackle in commodity stocks of some of their key export
commodities and long dwell time, making JIT delivery
impossible in the supply chain as has been discussed. The
principle of this paper is to bequeath the entire facet that
operates as impediments to the West and Central Africa port’s
enhancement and enlargement.
—Analysis of Hierarchical Process (AHP),
Evaluation of West & Central Africa (EWCA), port logistics,
Regine Adele Ngono Fouda is with the College of Logistics Engineering,
Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China (e-mail:
Cite: Regine Adele Ngono Fouda, "Empirical Result: West and Central Africa Standardization on Port Logistics," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.3, pp. 263-269, 2014.