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Port Overview

The port of Antalaha is the second biggest of the SAVA region after Vohemar. This port is not able to receive containers or to do intarnational shipment but local cabotage with Toamasina and local product transfer (vanilla, cloves…) ensure enough activity to keep the port busy all year long.

The SAMA Company (Henry Fraise subsidiary) is in charge of the port management.

While the port is still operational, it suffers of a lack of maintenance and the SAMA is advocating to get funds to consolidate and rehabilitate the berths.

The port is also suffering with a silting problem at the docking ramp level and needs to be dragged to receive bigger “beachers” boats. Today, because of the shallow waters, only vessels with a draft of less than 1m80 can berth in Antalaha.

RoRo operation is possible with side- and quarter-ramp vessels.

 

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

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Madagascar

Province

Antsiranana

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Antalaha

N/A

Port's Complete Name

Port of ANTALAHA

Latitude

-14.901217°

Longitude

50.282216°

Managing Company or Port Authority

SAMA

(Société D’Acconage et de Manutention d’Antalaha)

Management Contact Person

APMF Port Officer :

Mr RAKOTONIRINA Alain

032 05 311 87

portantalaha@gmail.com

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Sambava Airport: 90 km

Only domestic flights Antananarivo and Antsiranana

Port Picture

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

The SAMA has the global concession and manages all types of activities at the port level: safety, handling, and material / facilities management.

 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Madagascar Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance

There is no handling facilities for container in the port level and the most activities are made by daily laborers. The port is crowded most of the time as there is unloading and loading almost every day.

Vessels carrying humanitarian freight can have prior access to if an official letter from government authorities is provided to the port authority.

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From December to June

Major Import Campaigns

 No

n/a

Other Comments

Cyclonic season from February to May

Handling Figures for January to July 2017

Vessel Calls

421

Container Traffic (TEUs)

n/a

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2016

January to July 2017

Bulk (MT)

36 000

31 000

Break bulk (MT)


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Please refer to Stevedoring chapter

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

2

115m 62m

1m80

N/A

Docking ramp

1

16m

Less than 1m

Silted, need dragging


Port Handling Equipment

The port equipment and facilities are owned by SAMA (privately) and are managed by its own staff.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Mobile Cranes

Yes

2 x 3t

Conventional mobile crane (small), of low capacity, in good condition, used for handling assistance.

Customs Guidance

Customs are available on site, they are mainly doing the regulation of loading and unloading.

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

The 2 conventional berth on the level of the port can received all types of cargo: bagged cargo, break-bulk and bulk.

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

All activities of grain and bulk handling are done manually by Dockers, with possibility of a crane assistance.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

SAMA has a warehouse located nearest at the port for temporary storage of FRETs. This is in good condition, accessible to trucks and can store all categories of conventional cargo (which does not require specific installation). The storage cost is 5000 Ar / Tonnes / 15 days.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

1

200 m2 (500T max)

General Cargo

Refrigerated Cargo

None

n/a

Stevedoring

All handling activities / stevedoring at the level of the port can either be done by SAMA either by the receiver but SAMA rates are much higher than if negotiated directly with the Dockers.

As an example, the WFP was paying 3500 Ar per ton for food bags handling during the ENAWO response in 2017 while the SAMA is charging 15’543 Ar per ton (tax excluded).

Renting for a crane cost 82’870 Ar per hour (tax excluded) in the port.

Hinterland Information

The Antalaha port is only connected to the hinterland destinations by road within the SAVA region.

All types of truck can have access on the port and his berth.

Port Security

Only the port entrance is fenced for the moment, the entire perimeter should be done in 2017.

   Security

ISPS Compliant

No

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

n/a

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

No

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