The port of Antsohihy is situated on the river bank and its only function is to ensure the connection with the district of Analalava (population estimated at more than 100’000 inhab.) which is located about 60 km northwest and only accessible this way.
Most of the activity is done from the port called "Solema", where all the passengers and commodities transit.
Each boatman who docks at the port must wait his turn before being able to board, departures are in between 3 and 4 daily depending on the number of passengers / goods.
The boats are mostly “boutres”, (local wooden made), and the goods that transit are bagged or packaged by small quantities. In town, further North West, a new port has been built for boats with larger draft but it is currently only used by the company Star.
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
Solema port (old port)
Port Voavoa (New port)
Managing Company or Port Authority
(Agence Portuaire Maritime et Fluviale)
Management Contact Person
APMF Regional director :
Me RAISSA : 0320228673
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Only on demand private flights
Antsohihy port is very small, the biggest vessels have a capacity of 5 to 10 ton max.
December to May
Major Import Campaigns
Cyclonic season from February to April
Total port traffic (in metric ton)
Port Handling Equipment
There is no handling equipment, everything is done by man power.
Main storage terminal
There are 2 warehouses at port level, they belong to the Chamber of commerce.
They was rent at the time we made the assessment and we couldn’t have access or get more information.
Customs are not available on site.
All kind of trucks can access the port.
Current ISPS Level