Cote d’Ivoire

Port location Abidjan
Name of port Port of Abidjan
Port type Seaport
Management Port Automone Abidjan
Available equipment Dockside crane, mobile cranes and forklifts.
Port facilities Container facilities, container freight station, refrigerated container station, reefer stations (350 plugs).
Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.
Export opportunities Cocoa Beans, refined petroleum, cocoa paste, coconuts, Brazil nuts, cashews and gold.
Export destinations Netherlands, the United States, France, Germany and Belgium-Luxembourg.
Imports opportunities Crude petroleum, rice, refined petroleum, non-fillet frozen fish and cars.
Shipping lines Hapag Lloyd, Maersk line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), MOL, OT Africa Line, PIL and Zim.
Borders Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south.
The Port of Abidjan is the main port of the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) and is connected to the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean by the Vridi Plage sandbar. The Port of Abidjan, which is a gateway to West Africa, serves transhipments to West and Central Africa over the Cote d’Ivoire’s modern rail and road systems. It exports cocoa, timber, coffee, pineapples, bananas and manganese. The Cote d’Ivoire is the third largest cocoa bean exporter in the world. It is also an important distribution point for imports to Africa.

The Port of Abidjan has thirty-four berths, including berths dedicated for timber, cereals, fruits, petroleum products and containers. The port provides weighbridge facilities (60 MT capacities). All trucks, tractors and trailers are weighed as they enter and leave the port.