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For more generic information on Berbera Port, please select the following document:

Somaliland Berbera Port Additional Information

Port website: Website of the Berbera Port

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Somalia

Province or District

Galbed, Somaliland

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

Name : Berbera

km: DISTANCE n/a

Port's Complete Name

 n/a

Latitude

10°.26 North

Longitude

45°.01 East

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

Berbera Port Authority

Management Contact Person

Eng. Ali Omer Mohamed +2522 444 6093

Bile Hirse Eid +2522 444 6481

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: AIRPORT NAME n/a

Airlines: LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS n/a

Port Picture

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REPLACE THIS TEXT with a list of the identified areas on the Port Picture.Pictures were not allowed at the time. Pictures allowed when UN or WFP vessel in Port only.

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

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INSERT PORT COMPANY CONTACT LIST. Create the contact list by completing the 'Annex 2.4: Port Company Contact List' template. Once saved in the appropriate annex section, copy and paste the link here.4.2.1 Somalia Port and Waterways Company Contact List

For further contacts information on Berbera Port, please select the following document: 

Somaliland Berbera Port Additional Information

Port Performance

Linear wharf of 650 metres long, sufficient width, divided into 5 berths of 125 metres each and one ro-ro of 25 metres. Draft ranges from 9 to 12 metres depth and maximum vessel length is approximately 200metres; water level suggests a depth restriction of approximately 18,000 to 20,000 metric tones per ship.

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Additional Information

Seasonal Constraints

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season

 

 

Major Import Campaigns

 

 

Other INSERT OTHER CONSTRAINT(S) IF REQUIRED

 

 

Handling Figures

Year XXXX

Vessel Calls

 

Container Traffic (TEUs)

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year XXXX

Bulk (MT)

 

Break bulk (MT)

 

Somaliland Berbera Port Additional Information

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

INSERT LINK to webpage which has relevant tariffs / rates.

 
REPLACE THIS TEXT, if no link available, with a description to any issues regarding discharge rates, or identify information sources which will have the most up-to-date information. Give indicators on expected cost for break bulk and bulk as well as terminal handling charges.

Berthing Specifications

There are no shore cranes at the port; mobile cranes are available for hire at the following charges.
Berbera has handled bulk in the past for EU with destination to Dire Dawa in Ethiopia; discharge was done according to FAAco (under TAFIQ) at a rate of approximately 2,500 metric tonnes per day.

For further information on Discharge Rates and Port Costs, please select the following document:

Somaliland Berbera Port Additional Information

Berthing Specifications

Total length of all berths (5) is 650 meters

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

 

 

 n/a

n/a

9 to 11.5 Meters

Container Berth

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Silo Berth

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Berthing Tugs

 n/a

Water Barges

 

...

n/a

Total length of quay (650 meters) shared by all vessels except tankers. RO/RO ramp at western end of quay (berth number 6)

General Cargo Handling Berths

All berths (1 to 5) are used for general cargo including loading livestock. Berth 6 RO/RO

 

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

 1 to 5

Exports - Bagged Cargo

 1 to 5

Imports and Exports - RoRo

 1 to 5

Other Imports

1 to 5

For further information on General Cargo Handling Berths, please select the following document:

Somaliland Berbera Port Additional Information

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? INSERT ANSWER HERE

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Cargo Handling

Mobile cranes with pedestals are used to discharge general cargo unless ro-ro at berth no.6 in which case forklifts offload on pallets if available or onto trailers. Geared vessels preferential.

Bulk cargo: Bagging facilities available for hire, generally at 1 % of value although negotiable.

Break bulk cargo: Discharged by ship's gear generally directly to consignee transport or via mobile cranes or stevedores on chargeable basis.

Containerized cargo: 20ft and 40ft FLC discharged by ship's gear onto berth with one 40ft forklift available. No specific berth is assigned. As per the Port staff, only 2 vessels can be efficiently handled at one time.

There are no shore cranes at the port; mobile cranes are available for hire at the following charges.

Cargo Handling Equipment

No fixed port cranes. No vacuvators and silo facilities. Bagging facilities available for hire on request.

  • Mobile cranes: 4 mobile cranes available, 3 x 15 mt capacity and 1 x 32 mt capacity, 3 observed in the workshop (2 small, 1 large) with one in the port.
  • Forklift trucks: supposedly 5 x 2.5 - 6.0 mt range of lift capacity. 3 observed in the workshop of which 2 where new Nissans (1 year old) only one seen in the port.
  • Top lift truck: 1 x 32 mt capacity, in the workshop but working.
  • Trailers: 4 x 20 mt capacity, one in workshop one being rebuilt.
  • Sufficient rope slings and nets, poor condition.
  • Cargo handling capacity is mainly labour intensive.

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Container Gantries

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Mobile Cranes

 

 

 4

3 X 15ton, 1 X 32 ton

n/a

Reachstacker

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Transtrainer

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Forklifts

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Container Facilities

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Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

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Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

 No 

No

Refrigerated Container Stations

 No 

No

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

 4 per hour

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

 n/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

 n/a

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

 

 n/a

n/a

Customs Guidance

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Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

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Grain and Bulk Handling

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Main Storage Terminal

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Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

 

 

Refrigerated Cargo

 

 

General Cargo

 

 

Stevedoring

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Hiterland Information

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Port Security

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Security

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ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

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Current ISPS Level

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Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

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Police Boats

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Main Storage Terminal

This is available although currently not a main part of the port activities as mostly offloaded directly to consignee. Two transit shed/warehouses are available in the port area with a total area of 5,760 sqm. This is divided into 2 covered sheds of which one seems very busy and generally full time occupied. Total capacity between the two is approximately 120,000 metric tons although this is based on measurements with very high ceilings and no indoor crane facilities to stack that high. Local traders occupy one store since 1996, while the second one is available to port customers.

The latter can be used for maximum of 14 days free of charge, with a special agreement with Ethiopian goods in transit up to 1 month free of charge; thereafter, storage rent is charged that is higher than the storage charges outside the port with commercial enterprises. Open port storage is also available with 20,000 square metres space used for containers. Approximately 10+ containers were observed during visit only.

Available Storage (covered): 2 - 5,750 sqm or 120,000 mtn total

Available Storage (open air): 1 - 20,000 sqm

Stevedoring

No storage to shed done.

Generally direct from ship, using ships gear directly on lorry and to WFP warehouse.

Stevedoring supplied by the port, through private contractor

ALL basic stevedoring is US$ 4.00 per MT ( US$ 2.50 for aid cargoes )

Over 40 DWT : As Above

Hire of a gang: As Above

Port Security

Gangway watchmen available around the clock. Police and port security on internal and external perimeter duty 24 hrs daily.
Customs security available around the clock.
Port wharves are fenced.

Due to the location of the port the entry points are sealed off and quite well guarded, however, security seems to be more geared towards deterring entry of private traders as opposed to potential security risks.

For further information on port maintenance and repairs, Generators, Weighbridges, Ship Supplies, port and harbour dues, dockage, buoyage and anchorage, hire of labour and equipment, shore handling: containerised cargo, general services oil handling terminal, bagging - grain and on conventional and containerised cargo, please select the following document:

Somaliland Berbera Port Additional Information