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Port of Nouakchott

Port de l'Amitié, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Port de l’Amitié, Nouakchott (PANPA) is advantageously located at the crossroads of the routes connecting Africa, Europe and America, and is one of the leading public commercial ports in the south Sahara for ships sailing from Europe.

Handling performance at the Port of Nouakchott generally ranges from 1,200 to 2,500 tons/day for bagged cargo, and 3 containers/hour. Unloading accounts for 95% of traffic. The overall potential traffic capacity is 1 million tons.

Technical specifications of the port of Nouakchott

  • Current total wharf length: 450 m
  • Draught: berth from 9.8 to 10.3 m
  • Storage yard area: 160,000m2     
  • Warehouse: 8,000m2        
  • Equipment - Reachstackers: 5/45T  SEP equipment (Société d’Equipements  Portuaires)
  • Storage capacity (containers): 1,318 TEU

Service information

  • Continuous loading and unloading operations: 24/7, 365 days/year except religious holidays Aid El Fitr – Aid Kebir – Aid Mawloud, morning (May 1 –  Independence, November 28)
  • Berthing: 24/7 (weather permitting)