Cape Verde

Port location Praia
Name of port Port of Praia
Port type Seaport
Management Portos de Cabo Verde, Enapor
Contact information
Port services Docking and undocking, storage, bunkering, towing equipment etc.
Port equipment 35 ton crane, 60 ton trailer, 7 ton tractor, 45 ton forklift.
Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.
Export opportunities Processed fish, non-fillet frozen fish, non-knit men’s suits, footwear parts and knitted men’s undergarments.
Import opportunities Refined petroleum, cement, cars, rice and concentrated milk.
Import origins Portugal, Spain, China, France and the Netherlands.
Shipping lines OT Africa Line
Borders Cape Verde is an island and borders the Gambia, Mauritania and Senegal by sea.
The Port of Praia, on the island of Santiago, is assumed to be the main port of Cape Verde and is located 450 km from the coast of Senegal and 1,500 km off the Canary Islands, being the main entrance of goods to Cape Verde. Operating 24 hours and 365 days a year, it represents about 35% of the total traffic of goods at national level. It is currently the most modern port in Cape Verde, demonstrating increasing levels of competitiveness. The Port of Praia plays a key role in the distribution of goods in the archipelago, being the main supplier for ports south of the Cape Verde region. The Port of Praia is now fully prepared to exploit its new potential and offers more qualified and diversified services to Cape Verde and international markets, particularly on the west coast of Africa.

Multi-purpose, versatile and reliable, the port has infrastructure that ensures the operation of every type of vessel, from inter-island cargo traffic, to containerships and bulk carriers. It currently has two quays in an ‘L’ configuration, totalling 690 metres, at depths between 5 and 9 metres. It is designed and equipped to move a load volume of cargo that can reach up to one million tons per year. It is 55 metres long, 24.5 metres wide and has a 3-metre deep fishing pier, with a unit for fish treatment and trading. A passenger terminal of 146-metre length completes the berthing of the Port Praia infrastructure.