Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo - 2.1.14 Democratic Republic of Congo Port(s) of Kinshasa

Port Overview

There are more than 20 ports in Kinshasa, most of them used the informal sector. The SCTP port (described here) is in severe competition with them but suffers from outdated infrastructure and equipment. 

Port Location and Contacts




Province or District


Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name: Kinshasa

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

Port de Kinshasa





Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)


Management Contact Person

Dieudonné Francois Bongwala Té
+243 999972320

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: Kinshasa/N’Djili Airport

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Several companies operate from this port. See 4.4 Democratic Republic of Congo Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Berthing Specifications

1,560 m in total, divided in 3 berths.

Draft: max 5.9 m, mini 1.2 m, average: 3.5m

Port Handling Equipment

2 functioning  dock cranes / model: TITAN (from 3 up to 5 tons)

1 gantry crane (47 tons) 

Container Facilities

Container and log yards: 25,000 m2


Customs Guidance

1.3 Democratic Republic of Congo Customs Information

Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

More than 60,000 m2 in total.

Hinterland Information

The rail track from Matadi arrives inside the port; freight could theoretically be directly transferred from wagons to barges. 

Several companies are operating from this port, see 4.8 Democratic Republic of Congo Transporter Contact List for more information.

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