Port Overview

The Gambia Ports Authority. Situated at latitude 13 degrees 27' North and Longitude 16 degrees 34' West and located on the estuary of the River Gambia, 26 nautical miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, one of the World's busiest Shipping lanes, the Port of Banjul is the main seaport that serves The Gambia's seaborne trade. It constitutes almost 90% of the total of the country's foreign trade in volume and weight terms. It is thus the main gateway to the Gambian economy.

A thriving and vibrant port established in 1972, the Port of Banjul has been recognized over the years as one of the safest and most efficient in West Africa. Banjul Port offers a prompt, reliable and value-for-money service.

The Port has well-developed facilities for handling all type of cargo using modern equipment and techniques. This infrastructure, combined with a competitive tariff, comprehensive use of information technology and dedicated workforce ensures that customers are always provided with quality service.

The Port of Banjul is strategically located close to major shipping routes and is regularly serviced by well established conference and independent lines. A long-established tradition of close co-operation between the Port and Customs, Immigration, Health and Shipping Agencies enable our service to be consistently delivered in a smooth and efficient manner.

The Port of Banjul is unrivalled in Africa for its simplified trade documentation procedures. The Port has a deep sheltered anchorage with no record of piracy, thus making it one of the safest in the region.