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: http://apn.gouv.ht/
Key port information can also be found at: http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/HTI_Port_of_Les_Cayes_3276.php
Port Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
Name : Les Cayes
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)
A – Coast Guard/ Haitian National Police Wharf (not available during normal use – can be accessed during emergencies)
B – Commercial Wharf
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.
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.
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (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.