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Key port information can also be found at: Maritime Database Information on Port of Moroni

Port Location and Contact

Country

Comores

Province or District

Grande Comore

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Moroni

N/A

Port's Complete Name

Port de Moroni

Latitude

11°42'12.12"S

Longitude

43°14'53.00"E

Managing Company or Port Authority

APC (Autorité Portuaire des Comores)

Management Contact Person

Mr Bacha CHEFOU

Commandant du port

+269 3395929

chefouport@yahoo.fr

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Moroni Prince Saïd Ibrahim International Airport

Regular flight to  Mayotte, Madagascar, South Africa, Kenya, Réunion, Seychelles, and Turkey.


Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

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


Port Performance

The port of Moroni is divided into two zones, an international scheduled to handle containers and seized big-bags that another regional through which bulk goods transit and which also serves as a boat dock for passengers traveling from / to nearby islands.

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In case of emergency, berthing and unloading of ships carrying humanitarian aid will be prioritized.


Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

December to April

Major Import Campaigns

No

N/A

Other Comments

N/A

Handling Figures for 2018

Vessel Calls (International only)

80

Container Traffic (TEUs) imports

1500

Container Traffic (TEUs) imports

12

Expedition of empty containers

1200

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018

Bulk & Break bulk (MT)

No figures


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Port of Moroni handling rates.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

1x 50m

2,5m

Regional wharf (goods / passengers)

Container Berth

1

1x 80m

5m

International wharf

Silo Berth

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Berthing Tugs

N/A

N/A

N/A

Can be moored on the 2 wharfs

Water Barges

N/A

N/A

N/A

Can be moored on the 2 wharfs


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Regional wharf

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Regional wharf

Imports and Exports - RoRo

Regional wharf

Other Imports

Petroleum products (pipeline)

Port Handling Equipment

Handling equipment are managed and owned by the private company Moroni Terminal.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

N/A

N/A

Container Gantries

Yes

3 x 20`

3 x 40`

Good condition

Mobile Cranes

Yes

2 x 60t

Good condition

Reachstacker

Yes

2 x 40t

Good condition

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No

N/A

N/A

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No

N/A

N/A

Transtainer

No

N/A

N/A

Forklifts

Yes

2 x 3 MT

3 x 5 MT

1 x 12 MT

Good condition

Autres équipements

1 Pusher / tug 400 HP

3 barges: 1 x150 MT (12 TEU)

                   2 x 300 MT (24TEU)

5 truck tractors

5 flatbed trailers

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

Container Facilities Available

Hazardous material storage area

General merchandise container storage area

Reefer Zone

Clearing area

Empty container area

Container Freight Station (CFS)

N/A

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Other Capacity Details

 N/A

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

Between 60 and 200 containers per day depending on the weather

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

Up to 50 connection points

Emergency Take-off Capacity

No

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

2 shifts of 40 people

Between 30 and 100 per shifts depending on the weather

Customs Guidance

Customs are present on the port and are open from 7:30 to 14:30 (except Sunday) at the exit of the port. If the documents are up to date it is possible to clear a container in the day. If, after 15 days, a person has failed to submit the necessary documents for customs clearance, the customs officers will make financial penalties.

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For more information on customs in Comoros, please see the following link: 1 1.3 Customs Information. 

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

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In the event of a health emergency or natural disaster, some of these warehouses could be made available to the humanitarian community.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo & General Cargo

4

1200 m2

Refrigerated Cargo

n/a

n/a

Stevedoring

Stowage activities are managed by Moroni Terminal for containerized goods or big-bags and by COREMA for bulk goods or bagged goods. Both are private companies.

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As of today, the port of Moroni does not comply with international safety rules, this has an impact on the price of the goods because the boats calling the port must take on more expensive insurance.

Security

ISPS Compliant

No

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

N/A

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

No

Port Overview:

The port of Moroni is located in the west coast of the island of Grand Comoro, at approximately 700kms east of Dar Es Salaam. Due to the low draught level, large ships must anchor outside the harbour and be unloaded through barges that are toed to the port dock; during the cyclone season (November to April), this procedure can be impossible for several days, and ships are reluctant to call at the port of Moroni. The Moroni Port handles an average of 7000 TEU/year of which around 16% is represented by 40' containers. The space for container storage is now limited to a maximum of 3500 boxes. New Terex container movement machine bought by Bollore' allows to pile the containers to 5 rows instead of 3 and this will increase the storage capacity.

Note: Vessels calling the port of Moroni should be self-geared as handling facilities are limited. Food commodities should not be stored in the three port warehouses as these warehouses are not adequate and rather used for reconditioning purposes. Therefore, sufficient trucking capacity should be made available for swift transhipment from vessel. Vessels of bulk cargoes should not be sent to Moroni as bagging facilities are inexistent.

Vessel Specifications
Towing is not applicable as there is no tug boat. However, piloting is compulsory for vessels measuring above 35m.
Due to the limited level of draught at quay, vessels can berth at anchorage, at about 60m from the quay. The draught level at anchorage is estimated at about 7-8m, with two posts where two vessels of 180m each can be accommodated.
Vessels berthing at anchorage are discharged onto smaller barge that can be accommodated at quay, where the maximum draught level is only 4.5m.

Quay

Length (m)         

Draugth (m)            

Comments

Quay 1

80

4.5

Vessels up to 1500 MT

Quay 2

60

1.5

Inter-island trafic

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Comoro

Province or District

Grand Comoro

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

Name : Moroni

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

Port of Moroni

Latitude

-11.7

Longitude

43.5

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

APC Autorite' Portuelle du Comoro

Management Contact Person

Comandant du Port Mr. Mohammed Said Dahalani

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For information on Comoros Port of Moroni, please see the following link4.2.4 Comoros Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year 2010

Vessel Calls

111

Container Traffic (TEUs)

11231

Handling Figures (MT)

Year 2010

Total Cargo Handling

269,618 MT

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

At the time of assessment port management society was in alternation and no rates were issued. At the time of the assessment Bollore' group is taking over from Spanfreight and has not defined cargo handling charges

Berthing Specifications

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Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

1

80

4.5

Container Berth

n/a

n/a

n/a

Silo Berth

n/a

n/a

n/a

Berthing Tugs

n/a

Water Barges

n/a

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? n/a

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Container Lifter

Yes

2 (20' - 40')

n/a

Mobile Cranes - Mechanic

Yes

2 (48MT & 20MT)

n/a

Tractors

Yes

2

n/a

NOTE: The information given in the above table was taken from the old DLCA and amended to suit the format of the new LCA. 

Container Facilities

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Facilities

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20 ft

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40 ft

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Container Facilities Available

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Around 3500 TEU

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Container Freight Station (CFS)

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n/a

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n/a

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Refrigerated Container Stations

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Yes

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Yes

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Other Capacity Details

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Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

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n/a

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Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

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n/a

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Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

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n/a

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

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n/a

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n/a

Customs Guidance

For information on customs guidance, please see the following section:

1.3 Comoros Customs Information

Oil Handling Terminal 

Storage tank with pumping station

Storage Facilities 

The port of Moroni has 3 warehouses. Total approx size of 2,000m2. They es are mailnly used for reconditioning purposes and not for storage. Storage facilities are available on the island

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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Heightened (2)

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

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Police Boats

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n/a

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Fire Engines

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For information on Comoros Port of Moroni, please see the following links: 

4.4 Comoros Port and Waterways Company Contact List

4.1 Comoros Government Contact List