2.1.3 Haiti Port of Jeremie


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The Port of Jeremie is a cabotage port and does not comply with ISPS. Main imports are cement and rice. There are vessel calls approximately every 15 days. The port is quite exposed to the east and is likely to experience considerable swell at times. APN ports are free for use by humanitarian organisations carrying cargo that has customs exemption. Fees may be charged for warehouse storage or for truck parking inside the port perimeter.


Port Location and Contact



Province or District

Grand Anse

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Port-au-Prince 288km

Port's Complete Name

Port of Jeremie





Managing Company or Port Authority

Autorite Portuaire Nationale (APN)

Management Contact Person

Louis Louisnes  Director +509 4033 4775

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Toussaint Louverture

Port-au-Prince International Airport

Berthing Specifications

The port consists of a single pier oriented to the East. Total length of pier approx. 100m but only 40m is usable. The platform at the end of the pier was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. The useable berth is to landward of the platform. The southern side of the pier is used most frequently. There are a few tyres hung as fenders. There 2 are substantial bollards on either side of the pier.

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Height of berth from sea level

Maximum Draft (m)


Conventional Berth



2.3 m

Reported to be 10 m

The mid-section of the pier has potential 40m berths on either side.

Roro Berth


7.5 m

2.3 m

Reported to be 10 m

Local vessel goes stern to, on an angle – as in Diagram.

Container Berth



Silo Berth



Berthing Tugs



Water Barges



A stern-to or bow-to roro operation can be conducted at the angled berth half-way along the pier. There is no data on the strength of the pier, but it has been used with heavy vehicle traffic offloading cement.

Main berth looking East & seaward. Taken from ro-ro berth.

Damaged section of the end of the pier. This section is not useable.

Port Handling Equipment

There is no handling equipment and no official stevedoring company. The Port Director can organise stevedores if given a few days’ notice. 


Storage Facilities

Adjacent to the office is a warehouse facility (10 m x 8 m). It is a substantial and well-maintained cement building with a tin roof. It has a smooth cement floor, raised step at door prevents ingress of water. Solid steel double doors which open outwards. Doors were locked. No electricity, though internal lights are fitted. This facility would be available at a discounted rate to WFP. There is a large hardstand area suitable for staging trucks, approximately 800 m2.


The port has 27/7 security guards on duty. Th port is surrounded by a 2.5m high cement wall topped with coiled barbed wire. There is one entrance though a sliding steel gate. There is no electricity so although there are lights installed, they do not work.

Port Access

Access would be difficult for large trucks. The road immediately outside the port is seriously damaged. It is passable for light vehicles and small trucks.

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