Ship and Crew Handling in Douala

Our 15 years experience and local knowledge in this port will serve you better. 

The Douala Seaport is the main seaport in Cameroon serving most of the landlocked countries of the Sub-Sahara African region including Chad and Central Africa Republic. The port has nine conventional berths, two container berths and a shipyard. Bananas, gasoline, timber, cocoa, cotton, aluminium and bauxite are the most common export products. For more information about Douala Port as well as many types of port related services, Glotech Marine is the maritime agency in Cameroon you need.

Douala Port Information

Find essential information about Port operations

The Experience and Local Knowledge

As a leading maritime agency in Cameroon, we can offer you the experience of a global company, combined with local know-how. Our comprehension of air and sea freight services allows us to deliver a professional service to our clients. We have extensive experience with all types of vessels including; tankers, bulkers, project and general cargo carriers, tuna clippers and offshore supply boats.

Port Restriction

No restrictions in place. However, tanks discharging clean petroleum products on berth N° 1 :MAX L O A =140 M

Douala Seaport Public Holidays

  • 01 Jan New year day – not workable*
  • 11 Feb Youth day
  • 24 April Easter day – not workable*
  • 01 May National day – not workable*
  • 02 June Ascension
  • 15 August Assumption
  • 25 Dec Christmas – not workable*
  • Unfixed 02 variable Muslim holidays (Sheep and Ramadan)

* not workable: Port operation stop at 18h00 the day before or according to the last tide before mid-night and resumed 07h00 the day after or according to the first morning tide.
No operation, no sailing or berthing during closure period, except for supply vessel operating on oil fields.

Douala Seaport Working Hours

  • Two Shifts: 07H 30 – 17H 00 and 17H 30 – 06H30

Contact Glotech Marine for more information

Glotech Marine can provide you excellent services in Cameron in the area of Air and Seaport assistance. Please contact our Cameroon or UK office and our expert staff will gladly discuss all the possibilities with you. Get in touch with us via telephone, or by e-mail
Douala Port Container Terminal


Douala Ports Draft

The WOURI WATER is of fresh water density. Fresh water arrival /sailing draft may comply with tide Maximum fresh in the channel is:

  • 7.00m –UKC +Tide level
  • UKC = underkell clearance =50 cm

Tide variance is between:

  • From 0.3 m at low water
  • To 2.90 m at high water

Berths are kept enough depth for vessel complying with channel restriction.

  • Conventional Berth: 9 m +Tide level
  • Container Berth: 10.50 m +Tide level

Draft permitting vessel’s movements are fixed 1 hour before high tide.

  • Conventional Berth: 9 m +Tide level
  • Container Berth: 10.50 m +Tide level


The Douala Seaport is a 10 minute drive from the airport. A distance of about 4 kilometers
Douala Airport

How can we assist you in Douala?


+237 243 386 963

United Kingdom
+44 2081 254 194

Equatorial Guinea
+240 555 797 627