Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com/ports/topports.php
On March 11 2011, Bolloré Africa Logistics was awarded a 25-year concession for the container terminal at the port of Conakry. The mission to manage and develop the terminal is part of a public-private sector partnership with the Port Authority.
Port website: Port Autonome de Conakry
Port Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
Port's Complete Name
Port Autonome de Conakry
Managing Company or Port Authority
Port Autonome de Conakry is the landlord of the port.
Management Contact Person
Conakry Terminal, Mr. Marc Gerard, General Director, tel. +224623722340
Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations
Airport Name: Gbessia International Airport
Airlines: Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Air Ivoire, Brussels Air, Asky, SN
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Conakry Terminal, Bolloré Africa Logistics, AMA/ Getma Guinée, Transco, Transmar, OBT (maritime and manutention agent) and UNTRG
For more information on key companies, please see the following link: 4.4 Guinea Port and Waterways Company Contact List
The channel draft is 13 m but during the tide it is 10 m. The customs and the road restrictions are the main port bottlenecks. The average waiting time is 0.6 day between arrival and berthing at the Conakry Terminal. There are 4 steps at the Terminal Port:
- Establishing delivery order
- Loading authorisation form
- Check of the truck and loading
- Release Order
Customs has 22 different steps for the clearing agents.
The capacity of the Conakry Terminal is 8,000 TEU and 2,000 vehicles.
Yes / No
From <month> to <month>
June to November
Major Import Campaigns
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Year 2015 (first semester)
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
For information on rates and terminal charges applied by the PAC, please see the following link: Port Autonome de Conakry - Tarifs portuaires
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
10.5 / 13.00
For more information on the berths available please see the following link: Port Autonome de Conakry
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
3,500 units imported
2,000 mt heavy equipment
Port Handling Equipment
The Container Terminal is managed by Conakry Terminal.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
1 x 60 mt rail mounted GETMA
1 x 30 mt GETMA
Will be operational in February 2016
100 mt / 24 mt
2 x 40 mt GETMA
2x120 mt capacity 4x4 and 13x 60 mt capacity of 2x2
End of 2016
1 x 25 mt Maersk
1 x 32 GETMA
1 x 15 GETMA
1 x 12 GETMA
2 x 7 Getma
F32, F12, 2xF7, F5, F3
Empty container yard facility of 2.6 hectares. 12-hectare transhipment area to be reclaimed from the sea in planning.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)
Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)
Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)
Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)
There is one scanner installed in the Terminal which takes around 5 to 6 minutes to scan a container. There are road restrictions during the day; trucks can leave only between 10h00 to 15h00 and after 18h00. A second scanner is planned to be installed in the Terminal.
The two berths of the container terminal are used as multipurpose terminal including RoRo shipments.
Grain and Bulk Handling
There is no private silo as it was demolished years ago. A new silo might be constructed in the near future as part of the expansion projects of Africa milling company.
Main Storage Terminal
The Terminal started in 2011 with only 40,000 m2 and now it is 200,000 m2 by expanding a new berth on the sea.
Number of Storage Facilities
Area (square meters)
12,000 mt GETMA/AMA
3,000 m2 Bolloré Africa
The stevedoring is handled by Conakry Terminal, consigned by the clearing agents. SGP for the petrol.
Only truck members of the UNTRG are allowed to operate in the Port; those trucks can deliver in Conakry and surrounding area only. There is a plan to use an existing railway up to the dry port of Kagbelen which will make the transfer of containers smoother but the talks on the permission to use this railway are still underway between the different parties.
Conakry Terminal contract its own private security and CCTV had been installed to provide more security.
ISPS Compliant (Yes / No)
Current ISPS Level
Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional