2.5 Afghanistan Waterways Assessment

Afghanistan Waterways

Northern Region (Hairaton River Port)

Landlocked Afghanistan has no seaports but the Amu Darya River, which forms part of the nation's border with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, does have boat/barge traffic. While there are other rivers in the country, none of them are navigable. The only existing river port in Afghanistan is located in the Northern city of Hairaton. Cargo is currently coming directly from Termez via Amu Daria passing 18 KM against stream by barges, which are pulled by tug boats. The barges have a possibility to carry only bulk cargo to Hairaton River Port with a capacity of 2x200 MT and 2x400MT barges. The water port is located within the Port 1 of Hairatan Railway Station which has five corrugated sheet storage structures with a total capacity of 7500 square meters. Several more bonded storage facilities which could be accessed by road are also available in close proximity.

Company Information

For information on Afghanistan Waterways contact details, please see the following link: 4.2.4 Afghanistan Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Amu Darya River


Hairatan River Port

Afghanistan Uzbekistan Friendship Bridge

Hairatan Water Port

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