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Haiti Port Assessment

Haiti Ports

Three ports – Port-au-Prince, Port Lafito and Cap Haitien – handle the majority of cargo arriving into Haiti. In addition to container handlings, these ports are also used to handle bulk/breakbulk cargoes. A variety of smaller ports are used for local shipments, and some of them (Gonaives, Saint Marc, Jacmel) also handle international shortsea shipments.

In terms of container traffic, there are no direct calls by global liner carriers to Haiti and these ports are called by feeder vessels of global liner operators via regional hub ports: Freeport, Bahamas for MSC calling only at Port-au-Prince; Kingston, Jamaica for CMA-CGM (with Vital S.A. as agent) calling at Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien; Manzanillo, Panama for Maersk and SeaLand (both with Agemar S.A. as agent) calling at Port-au-Prince; Colon, Panama for Evergreen (with Samar S.A. as agent) calling at Port Lafito.

Seaboard Marine and Antillean are regional lines in the Caribbean.


Key seaport information may also be found at:

Autorite Portuaire Nationale

Haiti Ports at

Haiti Ports at


For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 

4.3 Haiti Port and Waterways Company Contact List


For more information on shipping schedules and transit times, please see the following attachment:

 Haiti Partial Shipping Schedule and Transit Times.pdf