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Port of San Pedro

Port of San-Pedro: the N° 2 port in Côte d'Ivoire

The Port of San Pedro is one of the most important economic infrastructures built in Côte d’Ivoire since the country became independent. It was built with the aim of reducing regional disparities by creating a centre for the development of the south-western region of Côte d’Ivoire, while also acting as a port of transit for neighbouring landlocked countries (Mali, the forest region of Guinea, and eastern Liberia).

In Côte d’Ivoire, the Port of San-Pedro is second only to the Port of Abidjan in terms of tonnage. This makes it one of the most important ports on the West African seaboard. In 2011, it handled 1.8 million MT of traffic. By 2015, this had risen to 4 million MT, including 3.2 million MT of transshipped goods.

Technical specifications of the commercial port

  • Deep water port, accessible 24h/24h;
  • Access channel dredged to -13.5 m, 650 long x 150 m wide, with unlimited air draught because of its direct access to the sea;
  • 33 ha basin with a 450 m diameter turning circle and a draught of 11 m;
  • Several wharf types with draught ranging from 9 - 12 m (containers, break-bulk, cement, timber yard, etc.)
  • 10 ha of paved bonded yards;
  • 3 bonded warehouses with a total area of 13,800 m2 including 3,000 m2 with cold room;
  • 1 cereals berth
  • 1 underground pipeline for palm oil (250 t/h);
  • 144 refrigerated areas w/power supply for reefer containers;
  • 1 complete lighthouse and beacon system;

Service information

  • Continuous loading and unloading: 24 h/24, 365 days per year
  • Berthing: 24/7

General cargo terminal

West Wharf 1 is a multi-purpose terminal supporting break-bulk carriers, container and ro-ro vessels calling at the Port of San-Pedro. It offers an underground pipeline through which palm oil can be pumped.

Bolloré Ports provides stevedoring services for the CMA CGM and Grimaldi lines and for all PC and RoRo for which we act as shipping agent.

Bolloré Ports is the leading break-bulk handler on the San Pedro port market. The break-bulk terminal is used primarily for cacao exports amounting to 150,000 T in 2015 (over 90% handled by Bolloré Ports) and handled 50,180 T of lumber in 2015. It is also increasingly in demand for fertilizer and, above all, rice importers, accounting for 36,000 T in 2015 and 27,196 T by the end of April 2016.

Technical specifications of the general cargo terminal

  • Length of West Wharf 1: 260 m
  • Draught: - 10.3 m
  • Length of South Wharf: 151 m
  • Draught: - 8.2 m
  • Equipment - MHC (Mobile harbour cranes / Reachstackers / Forklifts / Terbergs / Conveyor / Spreaders)

Cement wharf

Essentially used for vessels carrying clinker, gypsum and slag, essential materials for cement production by the company SOCIM. In 2015, over 230,000 T were imported through this wharf.

Shipping agency

Calls per year: 35 - 40