The various sub-assemblies of the port are interconnected by 20km of railways and 20km of roads which are connected to the national and international transport network. In addition, an important road and rail network connecting the countries of the hinterland, Chad, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, includes 1,016 km of railways, and 49,497 km of road network.
National and Regional Vocation
As a commercial port, transit, and transshipment, more than 95% of the country’s international trade passes through the port of Douala. The latter plays a crucial role in the flow of intra-regional trade, but also in the trade with landlocked countries.
In the heart of the Gulf of Guinea, between the western and central parts of Africa, the port of Douala stretches along the Wouri river.
Features of The Port Site
Immersed in the golf of Guinea, it is naturally protected from the movements of the sea and has a calm water level.