The Port of Douala is the Cameroon’s major seaport. Located on the shores of the Wouri River estuary some 24 kilometers upstream and about 210 kilometers west of Yaounde, the city has road, rail, and air connections to all of the country’s major cities. This deep-water port is home to most of the country’s international trade, and it has facilities dedicated to cargoes that include timber, gasoline, bauxite, and bananas. It has serves a busy fishing industry.
Douala, Bonabéri, Dibombari, Tiko, Muyuka, Mutengene, Buea, Limbe, Yabassi, Edéa, Kumba, Loum, Idenao, Manjo, Nkongsamba, Melong, Kribi, Eséka, Bafang, Bana
CMA CGM, Maersk, MOL, MSC
Types Descriptions Commodity No restriction Weight limits As per container payload Special Cargo IMO and OOG cargo is subject to Safmarine in-house approval procedure
Legal-SA Web Bill Agreement Documentation Agreement Printing Bills of Lading requires you to have a signed documentation agreement Please find below a blank agreement for your convenience to be completed and returned to your Safmarine Representative for approval and activation Documentation Agreement
VGM cut-off is 3 working days before vessel arrival. It is the responsibility of the shipper to update VGM to prevent short-shipment of containers. VGM can be updated online by the shipper or his representatives. For more information on VGM please kindly follow the link: https://www.safmarine.com/how-to-ship/verified-gross-mass
The procedure for import customs clearance involves six main steps: goods bonding filing of the goods accounting declaration recording inspection duty settlement goods collection
The import process involves five steps: prior export request; securing the certificate of origin; Inspection before shipment; technical procedures; import domiciliation.
There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.