The port of Port-au-Prince is the centrepiece of a nationwide port rebuilding program; a development plan foresees the extension and modification of the two port areas: Quay Nord to be converted into a pure container terminal, integrating the actually separated depots/inland terminals into a common terminal layout (The first phase of redevelopment for Quay Nord has been completed since June 2016); Quay Sud to further develop into a breakbulk/general cargo terminal.
At the time of the assessment both areas were already in use for the same purpose: Quay Nord is called by several container feeder services of global liner operators (MSC, CMA-CGM, ZIM, Maersk/Sealand, Antillean); and Quay Sud handles imports of general cargo, bulk and breakbulk.
The barges, which had been used to substitute for the damaged berth have not been in use since the opening of the first phase of Quay Nord.
Port website: Autorite Portuaire Nationale
Port Location and Contact
|Province or District||Ouest Department|
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
|Port's Complete Name||Port international de Port-au-Prince|
and/or Port Authority
Caribbean Port Services
Autorite Portuaire Nationale
|Management Contact Person|
Nearest Airport and Airlines with
Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Toussaint Louverture International Airport
Aerolineas Mas, Air Canada, Air France,
American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue,
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Note: The information provided in the attached document has been taken from an older LCA, and is therefore provided separately.
Red – North Pier (Quay Nord)
Yellow – RoRo Ramp
Green – South Pier (Quay Sud)
Orange – Central Office
Blue – Main Entrance
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Before the 2010 earthquake, the depot operators founded an operative joint venture to run the physical cargo handling in the port, Operateurs Portuaire Reunis (OPR); however this group of companies has reorganised in line with the construction of the new terminal on Quay Nord under the name Caribbean Port Services (CPS).
There are four depot operators in the port: Agemar, IMT, MLH, and Haiti Terminals.
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Type of Berth
|210||6.6||South Pier / Quay Sud|
|Container Berth||410||11.5||North Pier / Quay Nord|
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
South Pier / Quay Sud
Exports - Bagged Cargo
South Pier / Quay Sud
Imports and Exports - RoRo
North Pier / Quay Nord
Port Handling Equipment
Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? Caribbean Port Services (CPS) is the private terminal operator that owns the equipment in the port. Other equipment required may be available, but must be ordered through the agent (i.e. bagging machines).
(Yes / No)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
2 x TEREX/Gottwald (125MT)
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
|20 w/ container chassis|
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
Quay Nord is called by several container feeder services of global liner operators (MSC, CMA-CGM, ZIM, Maersk/Sealand, Antillean. There are no container stocks on the terminal. Each line, represented by its agent, holds a contract with a depot operator (Agemar, IMT, MLH, Haiti Terminals). The depots are connected by an inner port road with the berth but the distance between depot and berth requires a high number of trucks per crane.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
|Other Capacity Details|
Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)
Number of Reefer Stations
|Emergency Take-off Capacity|
Off take capacity of gang shift
(Containers per Shift)
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