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Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com/ports/topports.php

Port Overview

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

Country

Guinea

Province or District

Conakry

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

Name: Conakry

km: 0

Port's Complete Name

Port Autonome de Conakry

Latitude

9.516667

Longitude

-13.71667

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


Port Picture

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

Port Performance

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:

  1. Establishing delivery order
  2. Loading authorisation form
  3. Check of the truck and loading
  4. 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. 

Seasonal Constraints

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season

Yes

June to November

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

Rice, Sugar

Other

Yes

Ramadan

Handling Figures

Year 2014

Vessel Calls

240

Container Traffic (TEUs)

160,000

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2015 (first semester)

Bulk (MT)

299,186

Break bulk (MT)

1,079,858


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

For information on rates and terminal charges applied by the Conakry Terminal, please see the following links: 

Guinea Conakry Terminal Official Bord

 Guinea Conakry Terminal Handling Charges

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Container Berth

2

600

10.5 / 13.00

For more information on the berths available please see the following link: Port Autonome de Conakry

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

299,186

Exports - Bagged Cargo

367

Imports and Exports - RoRo

3,500 units imported

Other Imports

2,000 mt heavy equipment

Port Handling Equipment

The Container Terminal is managed by Conakry Terminal.

Equipment

Available
(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Container Gantries

Yes

2:

1 x 60 mt rail mounted GETMA

1 x 30 mt GETMA

Will be operational in February 2016

Mobile Cranes

Yes

2

100 mt / 24 mt

Reachstacker

Yes

2 +13

2 x 40 mt GETMA

2x120 mt capacity 4x4 and 13x 60 mt capacity of 2x2

Transtrainer

No

 

End of 2016

Forklifts

Yes

6:

5 manitou

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

Container Facilities

Empty container yard facility of 2.6 hectares. 12-hectare transhipment area to be reclaimed from the sea in planning.

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Soon

Soon

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

  

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

250 TEU

 

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

100

 

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

500 TEU

 

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

n/an/a

Customs Guidance

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. 

Terminal lnformation

Multipurpose 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. 

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

N/A

N/A

Refrigerated Cargo

N/A

N/A

General Cargo

2

1

12,000 mt GETMA/AMA

3,000 m2 Bolloré Africa

Stevedoring

The stevedoring is handled by Conakry Terminal, consigned by the clearing agents. SGP for the petrol. 

Hinterland Information

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.

Port Security

Conakry Terminal contract its own private security and CCTV had been installed to provide more security. 

Security

ISPS Compliant (Yes / No)

Yes

Current ISPS Level

1

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

Police Boats

Yes

 

Fire Engines

Yes