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2.1.2 Haiti Port of Jacmel

Port Overview

The port of Jacmel is a small port operated under the supervision of APN in the Sud-Est Departement of Haiti, next to the town of Jacmel. The port has a total workable surface of approximately 1700sqm.

Located on the southern coast of the country, it is the closest location to receive cargo traffic from the main ports of the Dominican Republic (Rio Haina and Caucedo). It does not receive shipments from major global shipping lines (these call PauP by feeder vessel) or large regional lines (PauP). 

The location of the port in the south of the island allows greater access to southern areas of the country in an emergency. However, there is very limited storage capacity and cargo traffic to Haiti is only moved through the port sporadically. 

 

Port website: http://www.apn.gouv.ht/

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Haiti

Province or District

Jacmel, Sud-Est Departement

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Jacmel

Latitude

18.23111° N  

Longitude


72.53556° W

Managing Company or Port Authority

Supervision from APN (Autorite Portuaire Nationale)

Management Contact Person

apnpap@apn.gouv.ht (generic APN contact email)

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Jacmel Airport (small local airport, no major carriers)

Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PauP):

  • Aerolineas Mas
  • Air Canada
  • Air France,
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Spirit Airlines

 

A - Commercial cargo wharf

B - Concrete landing ramp for small landing craft 

C - Jetty not usable for commercial cargo

D - Stone mole limiting usage length of west side of wharf

 

Key Companies

Jacmel is operated under the supervision of APN (Autorite Portuaire Nationale). No stevedore companies or transporters are based at the port, but can be arranged (stevedores through relevant shipping agents). 

Handling Equipment

There is no shore-based cargo-handling equipment available at the port and no stevedore company located there. Stevedores are organized by shipping agents.  

Cargo such as rice or grain (in bulk) can be handled with bagging machines located alongside the vessel. 

Storage and Hinterland

There is no dedicated covered storage facility at the port.

Imported cargo generally needs to be moved out of the port area directly. Fully laden trucks need to leave the port area immediately in order to avoid creating bottlenecks, due to limited space.

No transport companies are based at the port, but trucks can be hired from Port au Prince or other locations. 

 

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

2

  • East side - 106
  • West side - shorter due to adjacent stone mole

5 m

Often in use as lay-by piers for idle vessels as port only used sporadically for siginifcant cargo traffic

Container Berth

None

n/a

n/a

n/a

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