Port location Banjul
Name of port The Port of Banjul
Port type Seaport
Management Gambia Ports Authority
Port facilities In general movement of containers is done by tractor trailers. There are thirteen tractor trailers, eleven tractor trailers take 2x20ft containers or 1×40 ft container. Two tractor trailers only take 2×20 ft containers. There are thirteen forklifts but seven in service.
Business section Oil and gas, energy, industrial logistics, port projects, renewables, pharmaceutical, hi-tech/telecom, automotive, mining and manufacturing.
Available equipment Fork lift trucks, tractors, cranes, container handlers, Tugmaster trailers and mobile cranes.
Export opportunities Rough wood, coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashews, ground nut oil, tropical fruits and scrap iron.
Export destinations China, India, Vietnam, France and the United Kingdom.
Investment opportunities Agro Industries, agriculture, horticulture andrenewable energy.
Shipping lines Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and OT Africa Line.
Borders The Gambia borders Senegal by land and Cape Verde by sea.
The seaport at Banjul is vital to the growth of the Gambian economy and accounts for almost 90% of the country’s trade in terms of volume and weight. The port is equipped with infrastructure such as quays, harbour craft, modern cargo handling equipment, offshore cranes and a mobile scanner for the inspection of containers.
Banjul Port presently has two jetties – the Banjul Wharf and the New Banjul Jetty, with a combined quay length of 428 metres. The two installations comprise of inner and outer sides with five berths and a Ro-Ro ramp facility at the northern end of the New Banjul Jetty. The port is currently implementing an expansion project which is aimed at increasing its capacity in terms of berth space for ships, a new container terminal, the acquisition of cargo handling equipment and port computerisation under the Fourth Banjul Port Project.