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Port Overview

The port of Les Cayes is a small port operated under the supervision of APN in the Sud Departement of Haiti, next to the town of Les Cayes.

Located on the southern west coast of the country, it is mainly used to transport building materials (cement) and other supplies to supply the town market. It is also used to receive supplies coming directly from the International Port of Miragoâne. 

The location of the port in the south of the island allows greater access to west-southern areas of the country in an emergency. However, there is no storage capacity on site and cargo traffic to Haiti is only moved through the port sporadically. 

Port website: 

Key port information can also be found at:

Port Location and Contacts



Province or District

South Department

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

Name : Les Cayes

km: N/A

Port's Complete Name

National Port of Les Cayes





Managing Company or Port Authority

Autorité Portuaire Nationale (APN)

Management Contact Person

APN: Mr Rochel Saint-Thomas

+509 3715 2040

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Haiti Les Cayes National Airport

Sunrise Airways (TBC in 2021)

Port Picture

A – Coast Guard/ Haitian National Police Wharf (not available during normal use – can be accessed during emergencies)

B – Commercial Wharf

Key Companies

Les Cayes is operated under the supervision of APN (Autorite Portuaire Nationale). No stevedore companies or transporters are available at the port. There is also a Customs office. For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Haiti Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Handling Equipment

There is no shore-based cargo-handling equipment available at the port and no stevedore company located there. Cargo such as rice or grain (in bulk) can be handled manually.

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. Port is accessible to all type of trucks, including trailers. No transport companies are based at the port, but trucks can be hired from Les Cayes or other locations. 

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)


Conventional Berth


  • Lenght 120m
  • Width 5m

2 m

Wharf can only be accessed by local type sailing ships.  Bigger ships can berth at a specific distance from the coast and cargo is offloaded in sailing ships.

Container Berth





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