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I - LOCATION

Situation : Africa Guinea Gulf.
On upstream of Wouri river at 25 miles(50 km) from the fairway buoy.
Identification Number (IDN) 21100
ONU Code : CMDLA / Long 09° 41' E / Lat: 04° 03' N

II - PORT AUTHORITIES

PORT AUTONOME DE DOUALA (PAD)

Centre des Affaires Maritimes
P.O.Box 4020 Douala
Phone: +237 233 42 01 33 / 233 42 73 22

General Manage r (Since 24/08/2016) Cyrus NGO'O
Deputy General Manager Charles MOUKOKO NJOH
Exploitation Manager Gervais AMBOUA NDANGA
Dredging and Logistic Manager Georges Cracite MENYE
Financial Manager Honorine HAPPI

HARBOUR MASTER
Mr ENONGUENE NDIALE Ivo
Tel : +237 233 42 13 33 / Fax : +237 233 42 35 50
Mob : +237 677 45 98 62

Assistant Mohamadou GASSIMOU

PILOTS :

 

1) CHUYEH Edward
2) ESSONO ESSONO Jean
3) FOKOUA Francois
4) NEMBOT Jean-Christophe

5) NOUBIOSE Emmanuel
6) NTI Eloi
7) SIGHA Honoré

OFFICERS :

 

1) LEMBE Roger Berenger
2) MOUSSA Aliou
3) NANA François Leopold
4) NZEGANG Patrice

5) SANGONG Jonas
6) TOUOYIM Alexis
7) NGOUMBOUTE Jean

III - PORT RESTRICTIONS

  1/ Length / Beam / Air Draft  

Berth N°60 : Cinker - Dangote plant max LOA = 190 m

Berth N° 51 : Tanker - caustic soda, LPGH, Palm oil, bitumen with Max LOA = 140 m

Berth N° 52 : Clinker for Lafarge plant with Max

LOA = 185 Max Beam, 30 m and outreach minimum is 8,50 m

Berth N° 1 : Tanker - cpp with max LOA = 145 m

Berth N° 2 : Alumina with max LOA = 150 m

Berth N°3 to 11: Conventionnal terminal, 1 300m lenght, no LOA restriction

Berth N°14 to 16: Container terminal, 600m lenght
Lifting height 38m above sea level

  2/ Draft 

Wouri water is fresh water density 1.
Fresh water arrival/sailing draft may comply with tide level
Minimum draft in the channel is 6.50 m – UKC (0,50 m) not included

  3/ Tide variance 

From 0,3 m at low water
To 2,90 m at high water

  4/ Quay depth: 

  No official data

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

  5/ Vessels movement schedule  

Vessels movements are fixed 1 hour before high tide for berthing or
sailing and no later than 1 hour after.

  6/ Working Hours 

2 Shifts: 07h30 – 17h00 and 17h30 – 06h30
Port overtime : Saturday, Sunday, holidays and after 18h00 on normal day.

   7/ Flag days and Holidays 

01st Jan New-year day: not workable
11th Feb Youth day
01st April Easter day (variable)
01st May Labour Day : not workable
20th May National day: not workable
10th May Ascension
15th Aug Assumption
25th Dec Christmas: not workable
Unfixed 2 variable Muslim holidays (Sheep and Ramadan)
Not workable day : Port operation stopped 18h00 the day before
or according to the last tide before mid night.
Moreover, resumed at 07h00 the day after, or according to
the first morning tide.
No operation, no sailing and no berthing during closure period.
Exception made of supply vessels operating on oil fields.

  8/ Prearrival Information : Communication 

Frequencies: 500 KHZ, 2182 KHZ, 8420 KHZ, 12582 KHZ
Port Traffic Control : VHF CH 16
Phone / Fax : +237 233 42 21 54
Coastal Radio Station : Tel: +237 233 42 09 16 / 233 42 82 83
Call Sign = TJC5 – TJC6 and TJC8
Arrival Notice: 72 / 48 / 24 hours notice required

  9/ ISPS Code  

Douala Port is ISPS certified since July 1st 2004.
PFSO is the harbour master

Security level = 1. Normal operation (On December 2014)

  10/ Coastal light house 

  Pointe Margaret FL(3)W12s/14M Lat 2°56'20''N Long 9°54'50''E
  Clocher Dr FG30m / BM Lat 2°56'10''N Long 9°54'70''E
  Natchigal Iso w 2s / 14M Lat 3°57'10''N Long 9°12'80''E
  Cap Debunsha Lat 4°06'00''N Long 8°58'70''E
 

IV - NAVIGATION

 

Channel buoys co-ordinates

Buoy A : Landing Buoy
Buoy 9 / Base Buoy : 03° 54' 11'' N / 009° 32' 20'' E
According to the port regulation, Base Buoy is the recognised position for a vessel
arriving at the port.

VI- CHENAL BUOYS (situation on 30/09/2016)

According to the port regulation, Base Buoy is the recognised
position for a vessel arriving at the port.


  BUOYS CORDINATES
OUTER
ANCHORAGE
B Wouri 3°45'01'' 9°23'56''
B1 3°46'52'' 9°24'36''
B2 3°46'58" 9°24'24"
B3 3°48'23" 9°24'23"
B4 3°49'52" 9°25'46"
B5 3°49'42" 9°26'01"
B6 3°51'07" 9°27'51"
B7 3°52'41" 9°29'16"
B8 3°53'28" 9°30'46"
B9 (Base) 3°54'11" 9°32'20"
INNER
ANCHORAGE
B10 3°55'25" 9°33'16"
B11 3°54'52" 9°32'59"
B12 3°56'06" 9°33'50"
B13 3°55'37" 9°33'36"
B14 3°56'40" 9°34'52"
B15 3°56'35" 9°35'25"
B16 3°57'36" 9°35'07"
B17 3°57'07" 9°34'52"
B18 3°57'21" 9°35'45"
B19 3°57'52" 9°35'31"
B20 3°59'05" 9°36'22"
B21 3°58'39" 9°36'11"
B22 3°59'27" 9°36'40"
B23 3°59'22" 9°36'46"
B24 3°59'48" 9°35'31"
B25 3°00'04" 9°37'04"
B26 4°00'33" 9°37'56"
B27 4°00'48" 9°38'25"
B28 4°00'54" 9°38'20"
B29 4°01'10" 9°38'47"
B30 4°01'36" 9°39'01"
B31 4°01'49" 9°39'27"
B32 4°01'56" 9°39'23"
B33 4°02'06" 9°39'52"
B34 4°02'13" 9°39'249"
B36 4°03'06" 9°41'05"
B38 4°03'11" 9°41'40"
B40 4°01'56" 9°39'23"


V- DOCUMENTATION FOR INWARD CLEARANCE

   
= Cargo Manifest = Last port clearance = General declaration
= Port of call list = Bonded store & provision list = Crew list
= Crew effect list = Health declaration = Vaccination list
= Ship's particular = Ship's equipment  

 

  A B C D E F G H I J K
Agent x x x x x x x x      
Customs x x x x x x x x   x x
Immigration x x   x   x   x   x x
Port State Control       x   x   x   x  
Health Brigade   x   x x x   x x x  
Phitosanitary Brigade x     x x x   x      
Marpol           x   x   x  
Fire Brigade           x   x   x  
Harbour Master Office x     x   x   x   x  

Port state control can check others vessels document in relation with their scope
Marpol can check others document out of above list in relation with their scope

VII - BOARDING AUTHORITIES

 

Customs, Immigration, Port State Control, Harbor Officers
Marpol, Sanitary, Agriculture, Fire brigade and Special Police.

Gifts to port authorities are forbiden

VIII - PILOTAGE

 

Pilotage is compulsory.
Base Buoy is the pilot boarding area. However, vessel can been asked to proceed in the channel and more far in the upstream of the river.
Pilot is booked only during port meetings held as follow:
• Monday to Saturday: Twice a day : 10h 00 and 16h 00
• Sunday or workable holidays : 10h 00

IX - TUGS / LINE HANDLING

 

Towage is compulsory for ships more than 1000 tons GRT.
1 Tug supplied for berthing or unberthing.
Following pilot's advise, more than 1 Tug can been used.

Towage and line handling services are operational since May 2004 by

" BOLUDA CAMEROUN SA"
Tel: +237 233 43 69 70 / Fax : +237 233 42 85 51 / P.O Box 2341 Douala
Owned and operating 8 Tugs boats with following capacity.

X - BERTHS AND WAREHOUSE

     
BERTH CARGO WAREHOUSE ZONE &
STORAGE FACILITIES
 

Left bank : Douala

 

60

Clinkers and Gypsum

Dangote Cement Plant

1

Clean petroleum product

 

2

Alumina, petcoke, pitch

6 alu silos: 1600 ts capacity each

3

Palm oil, wine

4 storage tanks of 3000 ts capacity

4

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 4000 m²

5

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 4000 m²

6

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 4000 m² II / 2000 m²

7

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 4000 m² II / 2800 m² III / 2800 m²

8

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 5600 m² II / 5600 m²

9

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 2000 m²

10

Dry / bagged cargo

I / 4000 m²

11

Dry / bagged cargo

 

12

Fruits (banana, pineapple)

Cover warehouse

13

Wheat

SGMC Mill Plant

14

Containers

Container Yard

15

Containers

Capacity: 16 500 Teus + 216 reefer plugs

16

RORO (Quarter ramp)

 

...

Dolphin

Logs yard

 

Right bank : Bonaberi

 

51

LPG and liquid Chemicals

Cistern Tanks : 2000 ts capacity

52

Clinkers and Gypsum

Cimencam Cement Plant



XI - OPERATIONS FACILITIES

     
BERTH N°1 : CLEAN PETROLEUM PRODUCT
1 - Pressure max : 7 Bar
2 - Manifold size: Under ground manifold: 10'' / Vessel's manifold: 8''
3 - Discharging rates : Super : 400 m3/Hou / Gasoil : 450 m3/Hour

BERTH N°2 : ALUMINA PRODUCT
1 - 02 sucker fixed on 01 gantry 2 - Conveyor belt dirctly to silos
BERTH N°3 : TO DISCHARGE RAILS WAY CARGO
1 - Distance from ship's side to the center of rail: 2.75 m 2 - Distance between rail: 1.10 m
BERTH N°60 : VESSEL DISCHARGING CLINKER FOR DANGOTE PLANT
Cargo discharged in to conveyor belt via hopper
1 - Vessel grabs & gears to be used 2 - 02 hoppers
BERTH N°52 : VESSEL DISCHARGING CLINKER FOR LAFARGE PLANT
Cargo discharged on conveyor belt directly to silos
1 - 02 shore grabs hooked by vessels gears
2 - 01 gantry sucker and conveyor belt
3 - Grabs capacity: Grabs of 05 T = 5 T capacity / Grabs of 07 T = 5 T capacity
BERTH N°13 : VESSEL DISCHARGING WHEAT
1 - 01 gantry sucker and conveyor belt for 01 receiver Soomdia which plant is alongside
2 - For other receivers; shore grabs hooked by ships gear spilling product in to receivers
trucks via hopper
BERTH N°14, 15 and 16
Logs yard : SEPBC
Capacity : 120 000 m3
Tug Boats : 5 units
Barges : 12 units
Loading Cranes : 3 units
productivity : 3000 / 3200 m3 per day
Hopper sheme

XII -GENERAL


BARGES :
Barges used for lightening operations not often available. Barges owned by SEPBC used to transport heavy logs alongside ships for loading at seaside.

BUNKERS : MDO always available: Order through agent or international nomination. Supply to the vessels alongside by tank trucks. 24 hrs working time notices required.
Cost varies every 2 weeks around a trend of 0.40 Euro per liter.

IFO :Available but long time notice required. Luboils of various grades available/supply in drums. Vessels working in Cameroon seawater or various Terminals do not benefit international bunkers prices.

Water : Available alongside. Cost 1.10 Euro per cubic meter.
Garbage disposal : not compulsory
Sludge disposal : not compulsory/collection by tanks trucks.
Price paid to the ship according to the sludge quality.

RECREATION : Seamen mission and numerous nightclubs.

SECURITY : Although port authorities supply gunmen, constant watch by crew is necessary.

AIRPORT : Nearest international airport: Douala international Airport is 10 mns from the port (About 4 kms from the port).

HOTELS : Numerous of various standing (up to 4 stars) Rooms to be booked long time prior to arrival for most important one.

STOWAWAYS : Many are boarding from our port. Special attention must be paid and intensive research carried out 1 hour, prior vessel sailing.

SURVEYORS / P&I CLUBS :Various classification society represented. Numerous cargo surveyors available.

PORT SECURITY CONTACTS



FUNCTION

TELEPHONE NUMBERS +237
OFFICE HOUSE

PORT AUTHORITY

Harbour Master

233 421 333

 

Fire Brigade

233 423 342

 

Port of Control

VHF CHANEL 16
   

GENDARMS

Company Commander

233 407 538

233 425 494

Squadron Commander

 

233 404 163

Deputy Commander

233 431 664

 

North Commander

233 404 781

233 420 644

South Commander

233 425 981

 

Maritime Commander

233 431 193

 

Gendarmerie

233 407 538

 

IMMIGRATION AND POLICE

Chief Superintendent

233 420 500

233 428 750

Deputy Superintendent 2

 

 

Commander

233 426 850

 

 

233 438 235

 

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