There are currently two ports in Gonaives, one public and one private. This page refers to the public port.
In 2008, the port was badly hit by the Hurricanes Hanna and Ike which damaged the main infrastructure. In 2012, first activities were taken up by APN to reactivate the small port. The pier head of the jetty still shows damages, however, the two sides of the jetty can be used to more coasters and short sea vessels.
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
Port's Complete Name
Port de Gonaives
Managing Company or Port Authority
Autorite Portuaire Nationale (APN)
Management Contact Person
email@example.com (generic APN contact email)
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Aéroport international de Cap-Haitien
Type of Berth
Port Handling Equipment
No handling equipment on the berth, equipment and stevedores must be organized individually by agents. Small (wooden) coasters can by unloaded manually, for larger vessels ships gear is mandatory. In case of positioning crane(s) on the wharf, its weight capability must be calculated prior operation!
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
Number of Storage Facilities
The open storage area close behind the pier construction is mainly used for the storage of used cars, mixed up with a small number of empty containers. There is no covered storage available.
Security rules are in force, executed by APN.