The port is used for serving the island of La Gonave, both with a ferry-like passenger vessel and local wooden vessels. No international traffic is handled. The port is located very close to the main road (N1) connecting Port-au-Prince and Carriès.
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
Cabaret (29 km)
Port Au Principe (57 km)
Port's Complete Name
Cariesse Ferry Terminal
Managing Company or Port Authority
Autorité Portuaire Nationale (APN)
Management Contact Person
firstname.lastname@example.org (generic APN contact email)
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Port-au-Prince International Airport (PAP)
Type of Berth
The main wharf (“ferry terminal”) is built on piles, therefore a weight limitation for working with port handling equipment must be kept in mind.
No shore based cargo handling equipment is positioned in the port. Vessel loading / unloading is done manually/manpower.
Within the direct port area, no storage facilities are available.