Export/Import Updates!

Douala (CMDLA)

Cameroon

General info

address
5 Boulevard Leclerc Douala BP 4020 Cameroon
EMAIL
website
www.otal.com/cameroon/index.htm
phone
237 420133
fax
237 426797
cororate office
5 Boulevard Leclerc Douala BP 4020 Cameroon
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME

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.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Douala, Bonabéri, Dibombari, Tiko, Muyuka, Mutengene, Buea, Limbe, Yabassi, Edéa, Kumba, Loum, Idenao, Manjo, Nkongsamba, Melong, Kribi, Eséka, Bafang, Bana

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

CMA CGM, Maersk, MOL, MSC

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

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

Forms & Certificates

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

Key Customs Facts

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

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

The procedure for import customs clearance involves six main steps: goods bonding filing of the goods accounting declaration recording inspection duty settlement goods collection

Forms & Certificates

The import process involves five steps: prior export request; securing the certificate of origin; Inspection before shipment; technical procedures; import domiciliation.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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