Ports – Gabon

Gabon, located on the west coast of Central Africa, has several key ports that play an important role in its economy and international trade. In this article, we will look at Gabon’s main ports, their location and functions.

  1. Port of Owendo: Located near Libreville, the capital of Gabon. The Port of Owendo is the country’s main commercial port, handling a wide range of cargoes including oil, timber, minerals and manufactured goods. It plays an important role in international trade and exports of Gabon’s key resources.
  2. Port of Port-Gentil: Located on Lopez Island on the Atlantic coast. Port of Port-Gentil is Gabon’s second most important port and an important centre for the oil industry. It serves both oil tankers and cargo ships for the export of oil and petroleum products.
  3. Port of Gamba: Located on the south-west coast of Gabon. The Port of Gentil plays an important role in serving the oil industry and timber exports. It also supports the local economy and the transport of goods.
  4. Port of Mayumba: Located in the south of the country, near the border with the Republic of Congo. The Port of Mayombe is an important port for the export of timber and other forest products, contributing to the economic development of the region.
  5. Port of Libreville: Located in the capital of Gabon, Libreville. The Port of Libreville serves both cargo and passenger vessels, playing an important role in international trade and supporting the economic activity of the capital city.

Full list of official ports that exist in the region:

  • CAP LOPEZ ANCH (Gulf of Guinea)
  • BAIE DU CAP LOPEZ (Gulf of Guinea)
  • OWENDO ANCH (Gulf of Guinea)
  • OWENDO (UN/LOCODE: GAOWE, Gulf of Guinea)
  • GENTIL (UN/LOCODE: GAPOG, Gulf of Guinea)
  • CAP LOPEZ (UN/LOCODE: GACLZ, Gulf of Guinea)
  • MANDAROS (Gulf of Guinea)
  • BARBIER (Gulf of Guinea)
  • GRONDIN (Gulf of Guinea)
  • AYOL (Gulf of Guinea)
  • VANNEAU (Gulf of Guinea)
  • HYLIA (Gulf of Guinea)
  • BALISTE (Gulf of Guinea)
  • BAUDROIE (Gulf of Guinea)
  • OBANDO (Gulf of Guinea)
  • PELICAN (Gulf of Guinea)
  • GONELLE (Gulf of Guinea)
  • GIRELL (Gulf of Guinea)
  • PAGEAU (Gulf of Guinea)
  • MEROU (Gulf of Guinea)
  • OCTOPUS (Gulf of Guinea)
  • DOREE (Gulf of Guinea)
  • OGUANDJO (UN/LOCODE: GAOGU, Gulf of Guinea)
  • TORPILLE (Gulf of Guinea)
  • KONZI (Gulf of Guinea)
  • ETAME (UN/LOCODE: GAETA, West Africa)
  • LUCINA (UN/LOCODE: GALUC, West Africa)
  • M’BYA (UN/LOCODE: GAMBY, West Africa)
  • GAMBA (UN/LOCODE: GAGAX, West Africa)

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