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Port Overview

 Located close to the airport, Ehoala port has opened on the 8th of July 2009.

Mostly financed by the mining company Rio Tinto, which needed a deep-water port to export the ilmenite (owned 80% of Rio Tinto and 20% of the Malagasy State), the management of this port is private and entrusted to Port of Ehoala SA, subsidiary of Rio Tinto.

As a public utility, the port is open to national and international maritime traffic.

It was to contribute to the opening up of southern Madagascar difficult access by land.

From July 2009 to July 2015, released 646 vessels including 192 container ships, 73 “minerals” ships and 37 cruise ships.

 

  • There are 3 docks at the level of the port and there are suitable for all type of goods (bulk and break-bulk handling, container handling, fuel handling), with frequent import and export activities (Minerals, general cargo...)
  • The port facilities are in good condition and they are well maintained.
  • RoRo operation is possible with side vessels and quarter-ramp vessels.

 

Port website: www.ehoalaport.com

 

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

 

 


Port Location and Contact

Country

Madagascar

Province

Toliara

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Tolagnaro

4km

Port's Complete Name

Port of EHOALA

Latitude

-25.067274°

Longitude

46.963602°

Managing Company or Port Authority

QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM)

Management Contact Person

Port Officer :

RAKOTOMALALA Maminiaina

034 65 053 22

M.Rakotomalala@ehoalaport.com

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Tolagnaro Airport, 1Km

Air Madagascar: Antananarivo, Toliara

 

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

SEPL (Strang Ehoala Port Logistics): Stevedoring - towing

ISPS-FSO: Security

G4S: Guarding/caretaking

Port Performance

The port of EHOALA can receive international vessel and all type of cargo (grain, bulk, bagged cargo, containers).

The terminal is in a good condition and the storage of the containers is handled in a proper manner.

2 safety beacons are installed along the mooring channel to facilitate navigation and docking actions.

The port is not crowded permanently but there are unloading and loading almost every day.

Vessels carrying humanitarian FRETs may have priority for access to the berth but

It is recommended to negotiate directly with the users of the port fort this action.

Minerals activities (ilmenite) are always a priority in any situation.

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From December to May

Major Import Campaigns

No

N/A

Other Comments

n/a

Handling Figures for 2017

Vessel Calls

From January to July : 40 (all vessel type)

Container Traffic (TEUs)

From January to July : 5026

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017 (in metric ton)

Bulk (MT)

January to July : 2100MT

Break bulk (MT)

Total port traffic  (in metric ton)

2012

711’326

2013

648’472

2014

471’953

2015

335’878

 

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

75 m

8m

For regional activities and small suppliers without containers

Container Berth

2

1x275 m

12m

For national activities

1x185 m

8m

Silo Berth

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Berthing Tugs

2

30m

3m50

 

Water Barges

n/a

n/a

n/a

 


The port of TULEAR has three berth: one berth for receiving conventional cargo (bulk, break-bulk, bagging cargo) for regional suppliers and two for receiving all type of cargo including containers for national area.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Container berth

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Container berth

Imports and Exports - RoRo

Container berth

Other Imports

Container berth

Port Handling Equipment

The port equipment and facilities are managed by SEPL (privately) and are managed by its own staff.

Apart from those listed in the table below, the following equipment are also used at the level of the port.

-       Telehandler : 1x3,5T

-       Trailer for container : 5 (2x40ft, 3x20ft)

-       Tractor : 1

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

n/a

n/a

Container Gantries

No

n/a

n/a

Mobile Cranes

No

n/a

n/a

Reachstacker

Yes

2

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

1x2,5T

2x5T

3x7T

Good condition

 

Container Facilities

The containers are stowed in a storage air that can accommodate 1000 containers for his potting and dumping. The stowage is done in such a way that there are always well-spaced tracks of traffic between the stacks of containers.

 

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Storage air : 1000 containers (TEU 20ft)

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Rrefrigerated Container Stations

6

Other Capacity Details

n/a

n/a

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

In average 18 containers per day

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

6

Emergency Take-off Capacity

n/a

n/a

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

In average 8

Customs Guidance

Customs are available on site at any time for any declaration/clearance and can process to visa delivery on arrival.

In emergency situations, the custom procedure can be streamlined. The cargo, which has been announced electronically prior vessel’s arrival (normal procedure), can be delivered after its discharge directly into the emergency area. The clearance-related administration and fees / duties can be settled afterwards.

For more information on customs in Madagascar, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 1.3 Customs Information here. 

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

The container berth on the level of the port is suitable to receive all types of cargo: bagged cargo, break-bulk and bulk, containers.

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

All activities of grain and bulk handling are managed by SEPL and most of the time by using different facilities / equipment and for some specifics activities (break-bulk handling) there are day-laborers (Dockers) for assistance.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

The port has 3 main storage warehouse but one of these is specially designed for minerals cargo (ilmenite).

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

2

2x1000 m2

General Cargo

Minerals cargo

1

Able to receive 64 000 metric tones (ilmenite)

Refrigerated Cargo

n/a

n/a

Stevedoring

The stevedoring is managed by SEPL with his own terminal handling charge.

Hinterland Information

Despite the presence of a national airport, the port of Ehaola is mainly connected to the hinterland destinations by road.

All types of truck can have access on the port and his berth for cargo off take but the majority are containers trucks (20ft and 40ft).

Port Security

The port is fenced and there is a security service (G4S) for days and nights port guarding.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

1

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

Yes