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Port Location and Contacts

Country

Berbera, Somalia

Province or District

Berbera District

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

Name: Berbera (1 km) and Hargeisa (160 km)

Port's Complete Name

DB World Berbera

Latitude

10.43333

Longitude

45.01667

Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Berbera Port Authority (Somaliland Government)coordinated by DP World Company

Management Contact Person

Berbera port Manager:
Ali Omar Mohamed
Direct Line +252-63-4446093/42444093

Deputy Port Manager:
Omar Abokor Ahmed
Direct line: +252-63-4446570/4244054

Info@berberaseaport.net

berberaport@gmail.com

Ali Ismail – Head of Operations

Berth management and allocations DP World ( Berth Planners)

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Berbera Airport (7 km) Hargeisa Airport (160 km)
Airlines: ALS, Air Traffic Co, DAC, 748 Air Services, Ultimate Air, Daalo Airlines, Juba Airways, African Express, Ethiopian Airlines, Aquarius

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Entry into the harbour is straightforward except during the strong windy conditions that occur frequently during both the NE and SW monsoon periods. These winds tend to blow beam-on to vessels in the approach channel and at the commercial quays. With the lack of tug power to assist in maneuvering, ship safety is not optimal. In addition, a lack of effective navigation aids limits vessel entry and departure operations to daylight hours, from 6 am to 6 pm. The situation is occasionally aggravated by dust storms generated by strong winds that impair visibility.

Usual Wind Direction

 

  • At approximately 20 knots southward 220 degrees during the Morning hours and northward from 330 degrees at 13 Knots during the evening hours.

  • Strong wind period from June to September.

 

Water level

 

  • High tide and low tide fluctuates between 0.7 - 2.5m.

 

Berbera Port – Seasonal Constraints

Seasonal Constraints

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season

Yes

July to Sept

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

Local Authorities, Humanitarian agencies, and commercial sector 

Other

  • Somaliland is a major exporter of livestock to mostly Saudi Arabia
  • In 2013, 2.5 million head of goats, sheep and camels were exported
  • Livestock carriers have berthing priority and during periods around religious festivals this can cause delays.

Berbera Port – Performance (2012)

Vessel Calls

576

Container Traffic (TEUs)

21,538

Bulk (mt)

150,425

Break-bulk (mt)

521,300

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

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Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on Somalia Port Charges, please see the following document: Somalia Port Tarrifs

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Berbera Port - Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

5

650

9.5 m at low tide, and 11 m at high tide

Container Berth

Nil0

Nil

Nil

Silo Berth

Nil0

Nil

Nil

Berthing Tugs

1

N/A

N/A

Water Barges

N/ANill
Comments
  • Linear wharf of 650m long with sufficient width, 30 meters from the quay wall.

  • The wharf has 5 Liner Berths of 125m each (Number 1 to 5) and 1 Ro.Ro Berth of 25m long (Number 6).

  • Russian Berth 9 meters: Berth 1-3.

  • American Berth 11 meters: Berth 4-6.

  • The draft alongside wharf ranges from 9m to 11m.

  • Berth has 32 bollards – 25m gap from bollard 1 – 12, 18m gap from bollard 13 -29, 12m gap from bollard 30 – 31, 30m gap from bollard 31 – 32.

  • The port can accommodate vessels up to 200m long.

  • Five to seven ships and boats can dock on a single day, depending on the size of the carriers.

  • There is a separate jetty for fuel imports with a direct link to petroleum depot.

  • Berth priority arrangement are possible to obtain. For WFP shipment, (humanitarian cargo) priority has been authorized after livestock and container following the consignee request. Livestock is seasonal and priority is given because the Somaliland economy is based on livestock, which is the largest share of the country export.

  • 1. Livestock.

  • 2. Container.

  • 3. Humanitarian Vessel (WFP).

  • 4. General Cargo.

  • 5. Dhows.

  • Berthing restriction :

  • To berth and un-berth at night.

  • To berth when there is strong wind.

  • To berth more than 11m draft.

  • Possibility to berth starboard side or port side depending on the cargo and in any situation required.

Port of Berbera – Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

5

650 m

9.5 m low tide

13 m high tide

Container Berth

0

N/A

N/A

Silo Berth

0

N/A

N/A

Berthing Tugs

1

N/A

N/A

Water Barges

Nil

  

Comments

  • Container berth includes a 25 m x 25 m Ro-Ro platform
  • 5 conventional berths handle general, containerized and bulk cargo
  • Berbera Port works 24 hours only for bulk, container and livestock vessels
  • Break-bulk hours: 0600-1100 hrs, 1400-1700 hrs, and 1800-0300 hrs.

General Cargo Handling Berths

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Berbera Port – General Cargo Handling Performance

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Cargo Type

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Berth Identification

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Bulk Cargo

General Cargo Handling Berths

Berbera Port – General Cargo Handling Performance

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Bulk Cargo

2,000 to 2,500 mt per ship/day

Bagged Cargo

1,000 mt per ship/day

General Cargo

1,000 to 1,800 mt per ship/day

Container Cargo

Approx. 6 containers per hour

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Tamara Lighthouse: available.

Bulk- Bag

Bagging machine

3 ( new are ordered)

Handled and owned by 3rd party - FAACO[1]

Hoppers

3 units

Handled and owned by 3rd party - FAACO

Sewing machine

6 units(2 in 1 BM)

Handled and owned by 3rd party - FAACO

Conveyor belts

6 units(2 in 1 BM)

Handled and owned by 3rd party – FAACO

Shore side grabs available for on board vessel use

6 units(3 are old)

Handled and owned by 3rd party – FAACO

FAACO has its own maintenance and tally staff and mechanics available 24 hours.

[1] FAACO is 3rd party company who has been providing bagging service in the port since 2015.FAACO has its own maintenance and tally staff and mechanics available 24 hours.

Berbera Port – Handling Equipment

Type

Quantity

Maximum Capacity

Shore Cranes

None

N/A

Mobile Cranes

10

10 – 70 mt

Forklifts

2

32 mt

Tractor Head

15

2.5 – 12 mt

Reach Stackers

1

45 mt

Tug Boat

1

1,500 HP

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Bulk Grain Operations: Silo construction was never completed. The silos are unusable when bulk grain is offloaded, it must be unloaded directly into trucks on the quay.
Bagging operations can be done on the quayside.

Marine Charge

Pilot Fees

Vessels up to and including 3000GRT

US$ per operation

1

Entering or leaving

150.00

2

Internal movement

150.00

3

Dead ship movement

150.00

Vessels above and including 3001 GRT

US$ per GRT

1

Entering or leaving

0.60

2

Internal movement

0.06

3

Dead ship movement

0.08

Pilot detention

US$ Per Call

1

All Vessel

100.00

Port Dues

Vessels up to and including gross ton

US$ per operation

1

All vessels

200.00

2

Pleasure craft over 3000 GRT equipment with mechanical means of propulsion

70.00

Vessels above and including 2001 gross ton

US$ per 100GRT or part thereof

1

All vessels

8.00

2

Pleasure craft over 3000 GRT equipment with mechanical means of propulsion

3.00

Navigation Dues

Navigation dues covering the use of all coastal light in Somaliland shall be levied as follows

US$ Per 100 GRT or part thereof per operation

1

All Vessels including pleasure crafts per call

4.00

2

Minimum charge per call

16.00

Dockage Buoyage & Anchorage

Vessels going alongside or double banked at quays a shore and jetties or mooring at buoyage and anchorage charges at the case may be as follows

US$ Per meter or part thereof of vessels length

1

Vessels at quays, wharves or jetties

3.00

2

Vessels mooring or double banked at buoys

1.40

3

Vessels at anchorage/except for port convenience

0.70

4

Vessels double banked at quay wharves or jetties

1.60

5

Tankers and other vessels at bulk oil jetties

1.40

6

Ro/ro vessels berthed stern to quarter to quay ( stern ramp)

2.00

Tug Service

Vessels up to and including 3000 GRT

US$ per operation

1

Berthing and un-berthing vessels

200.00

2

Berthing and un-berthing at terminal

200.00

3

Moving a vessel from one point of port to another within harbour limits

200.00

4

Moving vessel from/to point within harbour limits or from point outside the harbour limits but within 2 nautical miles of such limits

200.00

5

Vessel is not under their own power. If the Vessel is not under its own power , it shall be charged

200.00

Vessels above and including 3001 GRT

US$ Per GRT or operation

1

Berthing and un-berthing vessels

0.09

2

Berthing and un-berthing at terminal

0.09

3

Moving a vessel from one point of port to another within harbour limits

0.09

4

Moving vessel from/to point within harbour limits or from point outside the harbour limits but within 2 nautical miles of such limits

0.09

5

Vessel is not under their own power. If the Vessel is not under its own power , it shall be charged

16.00

Mooring Service

Every mooring or unmooring of any vessel alongside any wharf, quay or jetty at any buoy

US$ Per meter or part thereof of vessels length

1

Vessels of up 3000 GRT

250.00

2

Vessels above 3000 GRT

350.00

3

Any other service provided by mooring gang (dhows.etc)

100.20

4

All motor tanker vessels

600.00

5

Mooring gang ordered but kept or remaining idle per quarter hour or part thereof

40.20

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Wooden vessels with capacity of sheep/goats 2500-4000 or compatible No. of cattle and above

US$

1

Entrance fees

150

2

Anchorage fees

200

3

Dockage fees

150

4

Launch fees

43

5

Boarding/ Harbour master

65

6

Immigration fees

20

7

Manifest fees

30

8

Navigation light fees

30

9

Stevedore commission ( per head)

0.065

10

Landing charge

200

 

Vessel Charges

 

Services Item

Charges Method

USD

1

Watchman Weekdays

Per Weekday

32.00

2

Watchman Weekends

Per Weekend

48.00

3

Watchman Holiday

Per Day

64.00

4

Garbage

Per Ship Per Day

30.00

5

Immigration

Per Vessel

20.00

6

Suyyal

Per Vessel

20.00

7

OT

Per Ship

50.00

8

Hatch cover

Per Unit

50.00

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US$ Per day

1

Storage charge  ( Receivers account) Grace period: 45 days from vessel arrival date

20ft

40ft

1.1

Containerized Cargo

 10.00

 20.00

1.2

Non containerized cargo (per ton)

 

Open yard

0.245

 

warehouse

0.393

 

Trucks per m3

0.245

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Services item

Charges Method

USD

1

Stevedoring charges

 

20FT

40FT

1.1

Discharge Full

Per container

94.00

188.00

1.2

Discharge Empty

Per container

60.00

110.00

1.3

Loading Empty

Per container

60.00

110.00

1.4

Loading Full

Per container

94.00

188.00

2

Inspection Charge

 

 

 

2.1

Container inspection, General cleaning Sweeping

Per container

16.00

16.00

2.2

Container inspection, Cleaning  High Pressure Washing

Per container

35.00

45.00

2.3

Container inspection , Cleaning Chemical Washing

Per container

50.00

70.00

2.4

IMDG/IMCO-Card Removal

Per container

5.00

5.00

3

Container move

 

 

 

3.1

Shifting and Re-stewing full containers

Per container

94.00

188.00

3.2

Loading and Unloading empty containers

Per container

30.00

60.00

3.3

Shifting and Re-stewing empty  containers

Per container

50.00

100.00

3.4

Transhipment and Overland containers

Per container

31.13

62.25

3.5

Landed and Re-shipped full containers and vice-versa

Per container

188.00

246.00

4

Other Charges

 

 

 

4.1

Cooling Charge (Reefer charges)

Per container  Per day

100.00

160.00

4.2

Bestow Container

Per container

191 .00

191.00

4.3

Tally Clerk Container

Per container

3.00

3.00

4.4

Lashing on Deck

Per container

3.50

3.50

4.5

Unlashing on Deck

Per container

3.50

3.50

4.6

Lashing Under Deck

Per container

2.00

2.00

4.7

Unlashing Under Deck

Per container

2.00

2.00

5

Storage charges

 

 

 

5.1

Storage- Empty Containers

(No Free storage ) Container Per Day

1.50

3.00

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Services Item

Charges Method

USD

1

Stevedoring charges

 

 

1.1

Discharge- General Cargo-Sugar/Wheat/Flour

Per Metric Ton

3.50

1.2

Discharge- General Cargo-Cement

Per Metric Ton

4.25

1.3

Discharge- General Cargo Yemen

Per Metric Ton

5.50

1.4

Discharge Vehicle- RORO- Vehicle From 1 to 10 CBM

Per Vehicle

30.00

1.5

Discharge Vehicle- RORO- Vehicle From 11 to 25 CBM

Per Vehicle

30.00

1.6

Discharge Vehicle- RORO- Vehicle From 25 to 40 CBM

Per Vehicle

40.00

2

Crane Charge

 

 

2.1

Crane Discharge-Sugar/Wheat /Flour/Cement

Per Metric Ton

3.50

2.2

Crane Discharge- Vehicle From 1 to 10 CBM

Per CBM

30.00

2.3

Crane Discharge - Vehicle From 11 to 25 CBM

Per CBM

45.00

2.4

Crane Discharge - Vehicle From 25 to 40 CBM

Per CBM

60.00

3

Other Charges

 

 

3.1

Tally Clerk-RORO-Sugar/Wheat /Flour

Per Metric Ton

0.20

3.2

Porters- Discharge & Loading

Per CBM

7.50

3.3

UN cars-Security Fees

Per CBM

5.00

Stevedoring Charge for Transit

1

General Cargo

US$ per ton or part thereof

Discharged or loading

3.50

Discharged or loading transhipment cargo

3.50

Cargo shipped an re-landed

7.20

Cargo landed and re-shipped

8.00

Shifting with hatches

4.00

shifting from hold to hold

7.20

shifting on deck

3.80

2

Livestock

Per Head

Sheep and goats

0.185

Cattle

0.842

Camel

1.841

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Services item

Charges Method

Currency

20FT

40 FT

1

Container Handling Charges

 

 

 

 

1.1

Handling charges import

Per Container

USD

152.00

354.00

1.2

Handling charges import  cigarette

Per Container

USD

375.00

800.00

1.3

Handling Charges export

Per Container

USD

101.00

152.00

2

Container Terminal Charges

 

 

 

 

2.1

Terminal Charges Import

Per Container

USD

200.00

260.00

2.2

Terminal Charges Import Cigarette

Per Container

USD

200.00

260.00

2.3

Terminal charges Export

Per Container

USD

100.00

210.00

3

Container Security Charges

 

 

 

 

3.1

Security Charges Import

Per Container

USD

8.57

8.57

3.2

Security Charges Cigarette Container

Per Container

USD

8.57

8.57

3.3

Security Charges Export

Per Container

USD

8.57

8.57

4

Container Storage Import , Export

 

 

 

 

4.1

Free Storage First 14 Day

Per Container Per Day

 

Free

4.2

Thereafter (Per Day Rate)

Per Container Per Day

USD

4.29

8.57

4.3

Storage- UN Import Container

Per Container Per Day

USD

5.00

10.00

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Services item

Charges Method

Currency

Rate

1

Handling Charges

 

 

 

1.1

General Cargo Import , Export ( Wood, Bulk, Cartons, Sugar, Wheat, Flour)

Per Metric Ton

USD

3.50

1.2

General Cargo Import , Steel

Per Metric Ton

USD

6.00

1.3

Gen Cargo MT loaded on discharged Vehicle

Per Metric Ton

USD

6.00

1.4

Gen Cargo M3 loaded on discharged Vehicle

Per Metric Cube

USD

3.50

1.5

Vehicle Handling Charges

Per Metric Cube

USD

12.00

1.6

Cement Unslings

Per Metric  Ton

USD

4.50

1.7

Cement Preslings

Per Metric Ton

USD

4.00

1.8

Cigarette Cargo

Per Metric Cube

USD

21.00

1.9

Diesel , Patrol , Oil Drum

Per Drum

USD

2.50

1.10

Incense Export

Per Metric Cube

USD

1.29

2

Storage General Cargo

 

 

 

2.1

Free Storage First 14 days

Free

 

 

2.2

Storage General Cargo

Per Metric Ton

USD

0.21

2.3

Storage General Cargo

Per Metric Cube

USD

0.21

2.4

Transit Vehicle Storage 45 Day Free

Per Metric Cube

USD

0.43

2.5

Vehicle Storage

Per Metric Cube

USD

0.43

3

Security Charges

 

 

 

3.1

Vehicle Security Fees

Per Vehicle

 

4.50

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Type Cargo

Unit of Measurement

US$

 

Import Cargo

1

Containerized cargo deliver with container direct delivery

Per box

20ft

40ft

 

a)Stevedoring

Per box

94

188

 

b)Port dues

Per box

80

120

 

c)Loading

Per box

70

140

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per box

244

448

2

Normal Delivery

 

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per box

94

188

 

b)Shore-handing

Per box

180

280

 

c)Port dues

Per box

80

120

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per box

354

588

3

Containerized cargo delivery without container

 

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per box

94

188

 

b)Shore-handing

Per box

180

280

 

c)Port dues

Per box

80

120

 

d)Un-stuffing

Per box

60

120

 

Total (a+b+c+d)

Per box

414

708

 

Type Cargo

Unit of Measurement

US$

 

Import Cargo

 

1

General Cargo direct delivery

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b) Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c) Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+C)

Per ton

14.50

2

Normal delivery- steel and steel product

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b) Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c) Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

d)Shore-handling

Per ton

5.00

 

Total (a+b+C+d)

Per ton

19.50

3

Other general cargo

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b) Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c) Loading

Per ton

3.50

 

d) Shore-handling

Per ton

5.00

 

Total (a+b+C+d)

per ton

15.50

 

Fertilizer Bulk

 

 

4

Direct Delivery fertilizer

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per ton

14.50

5

Normal delivery- fertilizer

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Shore-handling

Per ton

5.00

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per ton

12.00

6

Bagged

 

 

 

Direct Delivery fertilizer

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b) Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c) Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per ton

14.50

7

Normal delivery- fertilizer

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Shore-handling

Per ton

5.00

 

d)Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+c+d)

Per ton

19.50

 

Grains- Commercial Bulk

 

 

8

Direct Delivery

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per ton

14.50

9

Normal delivery- Grain Bulk cargo

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Shore- handling

Per ton

5.00

 

d)Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+c+d)

Per ton

19.50

 

Bagged cargo "Including grain"

 

 

10

Direct delivery

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total ( a+b+C)

Per ton

14.50

11

Normal delivery

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per ton

3.50

 

c)Shore- handling

Per ton

5.00

 

d)Loading

Per ton

7.50

 

Total (a+b+C+d)

Per ton

19.50

 

Vehicle

 

 

12

Small-up to 10 cbm

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per unit

40.00

 

c)Shore- handling

Per unit

40.00

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per unit

80/ unit + 3.5/ton

13

Medium-up to 25

 

 

 

a)Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)Port dues

Per unit

90.00

 

c)Shore- handling

Per unit

55.00

 

Total (a+b+c)

Per unit

145/unit +3.5/ ton

14

Big up to 40cbm

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

 

b)port dues

Per unit

150.00

 

c)shore- handling

Per unit

55.00

 

Total (a+b+c)

(a+b+c)

205/unit +3.5/ton

Type Cargo

Unit of Measurement

US$

Export Cargo

Arriving port in container

20FT

40Ft

a) Stevedoring

Per box

94

186

b) shore- handling

Per box

180

280

c. Port dues

Per box

80

120

Total (a+b+C)

Per box

354

586

Arriving break bulk and stuffed in containers within the port premises

 

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per box

94

186

b) Stuffing

Per box

60

120

c) Port dues

Per box

80

120

d) shore- handling

Per box

180

280

Total (a+b+C+d)

Per box

414

706

Type Cargo

Unit of Measurement

US$

Export Cargo

 

Non Containerized Cargo

 

Direct loading

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

b) Port dues

Per ton

3.50

c) Loading

Per ton

7.50

Total (a+b+c)

Per ton

14.50

Normal Delivery

 

 

a) Stevedoring

Per ton

3.50

b) Port dues

Per ton

3.50

c) Shore- handling

Per ton

5.00

d) Loading

Per ton

7.50

Total (a+b+c+d)

 Per ton

19.00

Livestock   ( per head)

sheep/ goats

cattle

camel

a) Stevedoring

0.18

0,842

1.315

b) Port dues

0.065

0.263

0.526

c) Shore- handling

0.21

0.49

0.71

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