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 1700 sqm. 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). Cargo also comes from Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint – Martin), mainly vehicle shipment through containers (no regular service).
There is a customs office (in town located in same facility as that of the aviation authorities).
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
Province or District
Jacmel, Sud-Est Departement
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Managing Company or Port Authority
Supervision from APN (Autorite Portuaire Nationale)
Management Contact Person
Jean Paul Renold
email@example.com (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):
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
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). For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Haiti Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.
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.
Type of Berth
Often in use as lay-by piers for idle vessels as port only used sporadically for significant cargo traffic.