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Port of Mbandaka

Port Overview

Port Location and Contacts

 

Country

DRC

Province or District

Mbandaka

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

Name: Mbandaka

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

Port de Mbandaka

Latitude

0.063583

Longitude

18.26036

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

SCTP (Société Commerciale des Transports et des Ports)

Management Contact Person

Mr BOBWA – EBENGO

Chief of port

+243 851103873

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

 

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Democratic Republic of Congo Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

The port was partly rehabilitated in 2008 under World Bank funding. 

Berthing Specifications

Berth & maximum draft: 300 meters & 7 (max) – 3.5 meters (min)

Port Handling Equipment

1 x 28 Tons capacity

Customs Guidance

1.3 Democratic Republic of Congo Customs Information 

Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

WarehouseCapacity
1600 m2
21,430 m(occupied by WFP)

 

Zongo Facility in Equateur province

Port Overview

The town of Zongo is located on the left bank of the Ubangi River, just opposite of Bangui, CAR’s capital. 

Latitude:    4° 21' 13.42" N   / Longitude: 18° 35' 56.46" E

This is not technically a port as there is no physical infrastructure (only a beach), or port authority. Two accesses were built so trucks can reach the beach.

In fact, it is more a border crossing point where border agencies are represented: DGDA (customs) and DGM (immigration).
DGDA contact person: Head of office Robert NSINGA / +243 816302360 / +243 842087386.

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Pablo NGBAHDI, president of the Zongo association of river transporters, +243 812613925 / +236 75191683

Armel NDELE, one of the baleinière’s owner representative, +243 818351145 / +236 72415115 / hevillendele@gmail.com

For more information, see 4.4 Democratic Republic of Congo Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

There are pirogues (max 20 tons) crossing the river several times a day, carrying small cargo and passengers. There is also a pontoon for vehicles (max 10 tons) irregularly crossing the river between Bangui and Zongo. It is also possible to tie several pirogues together, and with a platform on it, carry light vehicles.

There are also much bigger units (17 x from 30 to 90 tons) called “baleinières.” Prices, according to distance – current (upstream or downstream) – season, can vary from $600 to $900 per ton (to be negotiated).

NB: No barge can go further upstream (= Mobaye / Gbadolite). Only some baleinières can during rainy season and only the smaller ones (30 tons) during dry season.

 

The biggest “baleinière” ever built in Zongo (120 tons capacity). One of the biggest pirogue (20 tons).

Customs Guidance

1.3 Democratic Republic of Congo Customs Information

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