2.1.12 Haiti Port of Saint Louie de Sud

Port Overview

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

The Port of Saint Louis du Sud is a private port. There has only been one vessel call since the port was constructed. The Danica Sunbeam was chartered by WFP as part of the 2021 Les Cayes earthquake response and discharged bagged rice in the port. The port deep and well sheltered. The entrance to the port is straightforward. There are no channel marks. There is a port boat which can assist with mooring. The wharf suffered some damage in the Les Cayes earthquake but is still serviceable. There is a single commercial wharf. APN, SEMANAH and Customs have offices inside the port. Port fees are charged in this port. USD 200/truck for roro vessels.

The port consists of 1 deep sheltered berth 50m long. There are 4 reasonable bollards along the wharf.  There are sturdy tyres placed as fenders. The height of the wharf is 2.4 m. It would be possible to conduct roro operations from the NE end of the pier. There is a newly formed association of stevedores from the local community.

Port Location and Contact



Province or District

Department du Sud

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Port-au-Prince (176 km)

Les Cayes (37 km)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Saint Louis du Sud





Managing Company or Port Authority

Port du Saint Louis du Sud

Management Contact Person

Director – Milot Zephir +509 3486 3360

Security – Jorile Adrien  +509 4645 4375

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Toussaint Louverture

Port-au-Prince International Airport

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth




Height of berth from sea level


Draft (m)


Conventional Berth



2.4 m

12 m

This is a well-protected berth

Roro Berth





NE end of pier Not an official berth but could be used.

Container Berth



Silo Berth



Berthing Tugs



Water Barges



Port Handling Equipment

There is no handling equipment.

Storage Facilities

There is a secure flat area adjacent to the port where MSUs can be erected.


The port is well fenced and there is 24/7 security on guard. There is one access via a sliding gate. The port has security lighting. The adjacent storage area is also well-fenced and secured.

Port Access

Access is via a 7km unpaved road. The road is new and poorly maintained. There re large puddle of standing water which may cause issues in the rainy season. The road will require considerable maintenance to remain serviceable by trucks.


Main Berth

Earthquake damage


RoRo berth

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