Ports – Gambia

The Gambia, a small country in West Africa located along the Gambia River, has several ports that play an important role in its economy and international trade. In this article, we will look at the main ports of The Gambia, their location and functions.

  1. Port of Banjul: The country’s main port, located in the capital city of Banjul, on the mouth of the Gambia River. The Port of Banjul is the largest and most important port in The Gambia. It handles both cargo and passenger vessels, playing a key role in international trade and imports of goods such as food, manufactured goods and petroleum products. The port also exports agricultural products, including groundnuts, which is an important export commodity of The Gambia.
  2. Port of Barra: Located opposite Banjul, on the north bank of the River Gambia. The Port of Barra serves inland transportation and ferry services, playing an important role in regional trade and the transportation of goods and passengers between the north and south banks of the river.
  3. Port of Kuntaur: Located upstream of the Gambia River, in the central part of the country. The Port of Kunda is mainly used for inland trade and transportation of agricultural produce and locally produced goods. It plays an important role in supporting the rural economy.
  4. Port of Basse Santa Su: Located in the upper reaches of the Gambia River, in the eastern part of the country. The Port of Basse serves local trade and transportation of goods and passengers, contributing to the economic development of remote regions of The Gambia.

Full list of official ports that exist in the region:

  • BANJUL (UN/LOCODE: GMBJL. West Africa)
  • BANJUL AN (West Africa)

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