Volumes of goods exported and imported via the Douala Port, located in the economic capital of Cameroon, reached 11.3 million tons as at end December 2015, we learned in an official communiqué of the National Port Authority (APN). This volume is in increase by 4.1% compared to the 10.8 million tons processed in 2014.
According to APN, the performances of what remains the biggest port of Cameroon could have been more important, if not “for the impact” on “port activities”, of “the global economic environment which considerably change from one country to another, with a significant impact on international trade”.
As a reminder, based on APN’s own declaration, the Douala Port has a capacity of 10 million tons, which is largely exceeded. To achieve this, the government built the deep water port of Kribi, whose commissioning is expected this year. According to experts, this new port has the largest draught in West Africa.