Douala Port is the country’s principle port and handles almost 95% of the goods entering the Cameroon. It is also the main port for the external trade of Cameroon’s landlocked neighbours, namely Central African Republic Chad, and even northern Congo-Brazzaville. Douala is once considered as one of the most expensive and least efficient ports in West Africa.
It has significantly improved its performance as a result of a restructuring program supported by the World Bank and other international financial institutions. The port regularly operates at 80% of its capacity and reportedly remains disadvantaged by high charges, a slow turnaround time, and its geographical location on the Wouri River estuary. Despite disadvantages, Douala Port handled more than 7 million tons of cargo in 2014 representing some 1,210 vessels.
Vessel operators serving Douala
Currently there are a few carriers with service to Douala. With about two sailings a week to Douala, it is not an issue to find a suitable sailing with available space and equipment to Douala. Do feel free to contact us for your shipments to Douala.
Latest Development News
Since 2005, port operators have been broadly investing in the terminal, in order to modernize the infrastructures, to increase the container storage areas, to acquire new equipment, and to optimize the terminal operating system.
These efforts have rapidly borne fruit since the number of containers processed at the Douala terminal increased by more than 60% between 2005 and 2016. Douala port is now able to cope with continuous loading and unloading, 24 hours every day 365 days every year.
AD&K Logistics have been assisting our customers for their shipments in and out of Africa since our incorporation in Singapore. Our experience with shipments to various parts of Africa is pretty established. Feel free to contact us for any shipments in relation to Africa.