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Auguste Mbappe Penda


Created by Decree No.75/118 of 21 February 1975 and reorganised by Decree No.98/311 of 9 December 1998, the Cameroon National Shippers’ Council (CNSC) is an administrative public establishment with legal personality and financial autonomy. Providing assistance to and protecting the interests of shippers with a view to contributing to the promotion of international trade are the missions assigned to the Cameroon National Shippers' Council (CNSC), your partner.

Today, information plays a key role in what we do. It makes it possible to better appreciate the scope of our missions. Thus, freight transportation- and international trade-related information is considered a key country attractiveness factor. This is the case of the completely revamped website of the Cameroon National Shippers' Council. The revamping of this website comes shortly after the commissioning of our electronic portal for information on foreign trade procedures in Cameroon, called the “Cameroon Trade Hub” ( ).

This shows how much the Cameroon National  Shippers' Council values information in the pursuit of its missions. Cognizant of this fact and in order to effectively keep businesses - importers and exporters, posted, the Cameroon National  Shippers' Council regularly updates its web site (, making information available in one click in order to make its activities better known to shippers.

The CNSC management and staff are therefore pleased to welcome you to this website that has been renovated thanks to comments and suggestions from its partners and visitors. The web site now has a good navigation system that is easier and more user-friendly. It contains a variety of information on the CNSC, its services, activities, achievements and projects that benefit shippers. It features information on statistics, ship movements and useful links.

Over the last ten years, we have stepped up our activities and made significant investments for the benefit of shippers and many more projects are underway. These include and are not limited to the creation of new services, the opening of CNSC’s country office in Paris-France and regional offices in the port cities of Kribi and Limbe. To these should be added the introduction of the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) for airfreight at the Douala and Yaounde airports, the construction and operationalisation of cargo warehouses at the ports of Douala, Kribi and Tiko as well as the commissioning of the Dibamba and Kribi Trucker Accommodation Centres to be followed soon by that of Kousseri.

All these achievements and many other projects that benefit shippers and promote foreign trade make the CNSC a key player in trade facilitation both within Cameroon and in the Central African sub-region.

Our vision

Enable each shipper to perform import and export operations with ease regardless of the mode of transport chosen and at an optimal cost.

Our overall mission

Contribute to increasing the competitiveness of shippers and best protecting their interests throughout the multimodal transport chain so as to enable them to effectively meet international trade challenges and demands.