2.1 Haiti Port Assessment

Within the Port-au-Prince district there are three ports which handle the majority of cargo arriving into Haiti . The three ports are APN Port, Terminal Varreux and Port Lafito. Cap Haitian on the north coast is also an important import port. There are two dedicated fuel terminals at Terminal Varreux and Thor, both close to Port-au-Prince. Terminal Abraham and Moulins d’Haiti are equipped to import bulk grain. A variety of smaller ports are used for local shipments, and some of them (Gonaives, Saint Marc, Jacmel) also handle international shortsea shipments.

In terms of container traffic, there are no direct calls by global liner carriers to Haiti and these ports are called by feeder vessels of global liner operators via regional hub ports: Freeport, Bahamas for MSC calling only at Port-au-Prince; Kingston, Jamaica for CMA-CGM (with Vital S.A. as agent) calling at Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien; Manzanillo, Panama for Maersk and SeaLand (both with Agemar S.A. as agent) calling at Port-au-Prince; Colon, Panama for Evergreen (with Samar S.A. as agent) calling at Port Lafito.

Seaboard Marine and Antillean are regional lines in the Caribbean.

 Key seaport information may also be found at:

Autorite Portuaire Nationale

Haiti Ports at Maritime-Database.com

Haiti Ports at MarineTraffic.com

 For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Haiti Port and Waterways Company Contact List.




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