Shipping to Cameroon

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Demurrage and Detention

Import Demurrage (valid as from 01 January 2011)
Freetime
Dry cargo (1) 11 calendar day (Count day of Dicharge)
Reefer cargo 2 calendar day (Count day of Dicharge)
Export Demurrage
Freetime
Dry cargo N#A
Reefer cargo N#A
DEMURRAGE - Charges per calendar day after freetime expires, applicable for importand not subject to VAT
20' dry container Day 1-11 Xaf 5800
Day 12 onwards Xaf 10600
40' dry container Day 1-11 Xaf 11600
Day 12 onwards Xaf 21200
20’reefer container Day 3 onwards Xaf 37500
40’reefer container Day 3 onwards Xaf 75000
Import Detention (valid as from 01 January 2011)
Freetime
Dry cargo (1) 2 calendar day (Day after Gateout Full)
Reefer cargo 2 calendar Days (Day after Gateout Full)
Export Detention (valid as from1 December 2014)
Freetime starts on the 1st day after the container has left the terminal
Freetime
Dry cargo (1) (3) 45 days
Reefer cargo (2) 45 days
DETENTION - Charges per calender day after freetime expires, applicable for importand export and subject to VAT(4)
Freetime
20' dry container Day 1-9999 Xaf 7400
40' dry container Day 1-9999 Xaf 15000
20’reefer container Day 1-9999 Xaf 37500
40’reefer container Day 1-9999 Xaf 75000

Procedures

General booking procedures:

The bookings have to be sent either:

Booking details have to be submitted in writing and have to contain all valid details like:

  • Shippers name and contact details
  • Consignee name and contact details
  • Cargo details (commodity, weight, measurement etc)
  • Container size
  • Number and type of containers to be booked
  • Loading port

Any other important information

General Documentation Procedures:

The Original Bills of Lading (OBLs) well endorsed by consignee must be presented to Maersk Cameroon before taking Delivery Order

Restrictions

Routing:

For general routing guidelines please refer to MEPC

Weight / Measurement

No weight restrictions (Proceed as per standard maximum pay load restrictions). This is however applicable ONLY for shipments with Final destination DOUALA. 

Equipment:

Aluminium containers and 45' containers are not accepted

Payment / Currency:

  • All charges must be prepaid at ORIGIN
  • NO FREIGHT COLLECT acceptance in Douala unless specifically approved by CMRSALMNG. Mailto: cmrsaldirimp@maersk.com
  • Payat currency is Franc CFA (XAF); 1 EURO = 656  FCFA

Vessel Details

Arrival date Arrival Voyage Vessel Name Manifests Numbers Departure Voyage Departure Date
02-Apr-20 2005 MAERSK TAASINGE 2020/479 2006 05-Apr-20
30-Mar-20 010S NORTHERN DECENCY  2020/478 014N 01-Apr-20
28-Mar-20  2012  AAL GLADSTONE  2020/458  2013  30-Mar-20 
26-Mar-20 009S  ELBSUN  2020/459  013N  28-Mar-20
24-Mar-20 007S  LANA  2020/433  011N  26-Mar-20
20-Mar-20  2005  CMA CGM PLATON  2020/404  2006  22-Mar-20 
16-Mar-20  008S  SYNERGY ANTWERP  2020/403  012N  18-Mar-20 
10-Mar-20  2005 MAERSK REGENSBURG 2020/368  2006  13-Mar-20 
28-Feb-20  006S  MAERSK YORKTOWN  2020/290  006S  28-Feb-20 
02-Mar-20  008S  PAPHOS  2020/315  008S  20-Dec-2019 
29-Feb-20  2003  CMA CGM PLATON  2019/311  2004  02-Mar-2019 
23-Feb-20 2003 MAERSK REGENSBURG  2020/263 2004 23-Feb-20
25-Feb-20 005S   VENATIA  2020/275 009N 27-Feb-20
19-Feb-20  004S    SONGA CALABRIA 2020/233  008N  21-Feb-20 
16-Feb-20 2001  MAERSK TAASINGE  2020/244  2002  19-Feb-20
11-Feb-20 001S NORTHERN DECENCY 2020/178 005N 13-Feb-20
12-Feb-20 2001   CMA CGM PLATON   2020/203 2002 15-Feb-20
13-Feb-20 2003   MCP PAPHOS 2020/204 2004 15-Feb-20
07-Feb-20  1917  MAERSK TAASINGE  2020/143  1918  10-Feb-20 
04-Feb-20  2001  MAERSK REGENSBURG  2020/159  2002  06-Feb-20 
02-Feb-20  001N  MAERSK YORKTOWN  2020/114  006S  04-Feb-20 
28-Jan-20  952S  SYNERGY ANTWERP  2020/125  004N  30-Jan-20 
17-Jan-20 1945 CMA CGM PLATON  2020/61 1946 20-Jan-20 
22-Jan-20 951S LANA  2020/77 003N  24-Jan-20
16-Jan-20 950S VENATIA 2020/56 002N 20-Jan-20
26-Jan-20 2001 MCP PAPHOS 2020/108 2001 28-Jan-20
22-Jan-20 951S LANA 2020/77 003N 24-Jan-20
17-Jan-20 1945 CMA CGM PLATON 2020/61 1946 20-Jan-20 
02-Jan-20 1943 CMA CGM PLATON 19/2020 1944 06-Jan-20
08-Jan-20 1915 MAERSK TAASINGE 19/2075 1916 10-Jan-20
10-Jan-20 949S SONGA CALABRIA 2020/34 001N 13-Jan-20
23-Dec-19 948S ULSAN  19/2012 952N  26-Dec-19
17-Dec-19 947S NORTHERN DECENCY  19/1974 951N  20-Dec-19
13-Dec-19 1913 MAERSK TAASINGE  19/1951 1914  15-Dec-19 
10-Dec-19 946S SYNERGY ANTWERP  19/1930 1942  8-Dec-19
6-Dec-19 1941  CMA CGM PLATON  19/1908  1942  8-Dec-19 
2-Dec-19 945S LANA  19/1900 949N  5-Dec-19
26-Nov-19 944S VENATIA  19/1855 943N  10-Nov-19
23-Nov-19 1911 MAERSK TAASINGE  19/1844 943N  10-Nov-19
19-Nov-19  943S SONGA CALABRIA  19/1819 943N  10-Nov-19
14-Nov-19 942S ULSAN  19/1792 943N  10-Nov-19
8-Nov-19 942S MAERSK YORKTOWN 19/1769 943N 10-Nov-19
10-Nov-19 1909 MAERSK TAASINGE 19/1748 1910 11-Nov-19
06-Nov-19 941S NORTHERN DECENCY  19/1738 945N  08-Nov-19
1-Nov-19 1937 CMA CGM PLATON  19/1713 1938  3-Nov-19
30-Oct-19 940S SYNERGY ANTWERP  19/1706 944N  1-Nov-19
27-Oct-19  1907 MAERSK TAASINGE  19/1679 1908  30-Oct-19
20-Oct-19 939S LANA  19/1658 943N  23-Oct-19
16-Oct-19 1935 CMA CGM PLATON  19/1630 1936 18-Oct-19 
14-Oct-19 938S VEVETIA  19/1620 942N 16-Oct-19 
12-Oct-19 1905  MAERSK TAASINGE  19/1610  1906  14-Oct-19 
08-Oct-19 937S SONGA CALABRIA 19/1575 941N 09-Oct-19
03-Oct-19 1933 CMA CGM PLATON 19/1569  1934 06-Oct-19 
26-Sep-19 1903 MAERSK TAASINGE  19/1523 1904  29-Sep-19
25-Sep-19 1911 ULSAN  19/1509 1912 28-Sep-19 
17-Sep-19 1911 NORTHERN DECENCY 19/1463 1912 20-Sep-19
14-Sep-19 1931 CMA CGM PLATON  19/1450 1932  16-Sep-19
09-Sep-19 1901 MAERSK TAASINGE 19/1432 1902 10-Sep-19
12-Sep-19 1911 SYNERGY ANTWERP 19/1427 1912 14-Sep-19
6-Sep-19 1909 LANA 19/1409 1910 9-Sep-19
30-Aug-19  1929 CMA CGM PLATON 19/1384 1930 1-Sep-19
26-Aug-19 1931 MAERSK NEWPORT 19/1353 1932 28-Aug-19
26-Aug-19 1907 MARTHA SCHULTE 19/1352 1908 28-Aug-19
19-Aug-19 1927 CMA CGM PLATON 19/1314 1928 21-Aug-19
20-Aug-19  1901 SONGA CALABRIA  19/1310  1902 22-Aug-19
14-Aug-19  1909  ULSAN  19/1280 1910 16-Aug-19
9-Aug-19  1929  MAERSK NEWPORT 19/1268 1930 11-Aug-19
05-Aug-19 1909 NORTHERN DECENCY 19/1240 1910 7-Aug-19
31-Jul-19 1909 SYNERGY ANTWERP 19/1207 1910 2-Aug-19
29-Jul-19  1925  CMA CGM PLATON  19/1198 1926 31-Jul-19
22-Jul-19  1907  LANA  19/1170  1908 24-Jul-19
19-Jul-19  1927  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/1153 1928 21-Jul-19
16-May-19 1907 BOMAR RESILIENT    19/1131 1908 18-Jul-19 
12-Jul-19 1923 CMA CGM PLATON 19/1101 1924 14-Jul-19
11-Jul-19 1901 SAFMARINE NIMBA 19/1102 1902 13-Jul-19
10-Jul-19 1905 STRAUSS 19/1090 1906 12-Jul-19
06-Jul-19 1925 MAERSK NEWPORT 19/1058 1926 09-Jul-19
04-Jun-19  1925 MAERSK NEWPORT  19/1058  1926 07-Apr-19 
04-Jul-19  1907  ULSAN  19/1054  1908 06-Jul-19 
27-Jun-19 1907 NORTHERN DECENCY 19/1019 1908 29-Jun-19
24-Jun-19  1921  CMA CGM PLATON  19/1004  1922  26-Jun-19 
22-Jun-19  1922  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/996 1923 24-Jun-19
18-Jun-19  1907  SYNERGY ANTWERP   19/958 1908 20-Jun-19
13-Jun-19  1905  LANA  19/924 1906 15-Jun-19
09-Jun-19  1919  CMA CGM PLATON  19/916 1920 10-Jun-19
06-Jun-19  1905  BOMAR RESILIENT    19/875  1906 08-Jun-19
02-Jun-19  1920  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/871  1921 04-Jun-19
30-May-19  1907  SAFMARINE  NAKURU  19/862 1908 01-Jun-19
27-May-19  1917  CMA CGM PLATON  19/832 1918 29-May-19
25-May-19  1905  ULSAN  19/825 1906 27-May-19
17-May-19  1918  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/776 1919 19-May-19
14-May-19 1917 SAFMARINE NUBA 19/751 1918 16-May-19
13-May-19  1905  MAERSK DUBARN  19/748 1906 15-May-19 
10-May-19  1915  CMA CGM PLATON 19/739 1916 12-May-19 
05-May-19  1916  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/714  1917 08-May-19 
04-May-19  1905  MAXIMOS A  19/707  1906 06-May-19 
29-Apr-19  1913  CMA CGM PLATON  19/677 1914 30-Apr-19
22-Apr-19  1914  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/641 1915 23-Apr-19
19-Apr-19  1903 BOMAR RESILIENT  19/621  1904 21-Apr-19
18-Apr-19  1911  CMA CGM PLATON  19/588 1912 20-Apr-19
11-Apr-19   1912  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/554 1913 13-Apr-19 
09-Apr-19  1905  SAFMARINE  NAKURU  19/553 1906 11-Apr-19
07-Apr-19  1916 SAFMARINE NUBA  19/547 1917 09-Apr-19 
01-Apr-19  1903  CORCOVADO  19/513 1904 03-Apr-19  
29-Mar-19   1910  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/496 1907 30-Mar-19 
25-Mar-19  1903  MAXIMOS A  19/467 1904 27-Mar-19
21-Mar-19  1907  CMA CGM PLATON  19/439 1908 23-Mar-19
18-Mar-19  1901  NEW JERSEY TRADER  19/434 1902 20-Mar-19
13-Mar-19  1908  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/408  1907 15-Mar-19 
11-Mar-19  1901  BOMAR RESILIENT    19/401 1902 13-Mar-19
09-Mar-19  1905  CMA CGM PLATON 19/399 1906 11-Mar-19 
08-Mar-19  1906  ONEGU BURAN  19/365 1907 09-Mar-19 
05-Mar-19  1903  SAFMARINE  NAKURU  19/351 1904 07-Mar-19 
03-Mar-19  1908 SAFMARINE NUBA  19/335  1909 05-Mar-19  
26-Feb-19  1906 MAERSK NEWPORT 19/312 1907 28-Feb-19  
25-Feb-19  1901  HAMMONIA PALATIUM  19/301 1902 27-Feb-19 
15-Feb-19  1901  CORCOVADO  19/249  1902 17-Feb-19 
09-Feb-19  1903  ONEGU BURAN  19/225 1904 10-Feb-19 
09-Feb-19   1904  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/215  1905 11-Feb-19 
08-Feb-19  1901  MAXIMOS A  19/201 1902  10-Feb-19 
06-Feb-19   1901 GH BRICKFIELDER  19/195 1902 08-Feb-19   
04-Feb-19  1902 CMA CGM PLATON  19/181 1903  05-Feb-19 
27-Jan-19  1902  MAERSK NEWPORT  19/131 1903 29-Jan-19 
23-Jan-19  1812   MARTHA SCHULTE  19/120  1813 25-Jan-19
20-Jan-19   1901 SAFMARINE NAKURU 19/107 1902 22-Jan-19   
16-Jan-19   1811  HAMMONIA PALATIUM  19/66  1812 18-Jan-19  
09-Jan-19  1811 CMA CGM PLATON 19/40 1812 12-Jan-19  
09-Jan-19  1810 MAERSK NEWPORT 19/31 1811 12-Jan-19  
08-Jan-19  1813 OCEAN PROMISE 19/26 1814 10-Jan-19  

Mandatory Requirement for Import of Vehicles

At Maersk, we continuously work to ensure all our activities respect local government regulations to provide our customers with a responsible, trouble-free Customer Experience.

Resulting from the implementation of CAMCIS (Cameroon Customs Information System), the Cameroon Customs has made changes in the regulation for filing customs manifest which requires our customers to provide us with accurate details for all vehicles coming into Cameroon including vehicles in transit.

Effective Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, changes will be implemented in the way customers submit information at origin ports.

What is the change:

Going forward, the below information will be mandatory for all vehicles shipped into Cameroon;

  1. Chassis Number of the vehicle  
  2. Number of engine Cylinders (in digits)
  3. Type of vehicle (Following this list: compact, convertible, Hatchback/Estate, Van, Roadster, Wagon, Coupe/sports car, Minivan, Sedan, Cabriolet, off-road/Pickup, Limousine, SUV, Saloon, transporter)  
  4. Year
  5. Brand / Make
  6. Model

Action required from Customers:

Above mentioned details should be provided during submission of Shipping Instructions.

Action required from Origin Export CSA:

Share communication to customers regarding the change.

Ensure shipping instructions are submitted on time.

Ensure that above mentioned mandatory details are provided in Shipping Instructions.

Impact:

Shipments missing any of the above-mentioned details will not be customs cleared and liable to customs fines.

All shipping instructions with above missing information will be rejected.

If you have any questions, please raise an ISR (Internal Service Request) to cm.import@maersk.com or cm.import@safmarine.com

Contact us

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.