• After establishing a ship's station, a list of its cargo (incoming or exporting) is placed at the Directorate of Commerce and Marketing, then its information is automatically recorded in the port's information system and coded for billing purposes.

  • Perishable materials and chemicals are usually subject to direct transportation if requested by the customer who bears responsibility for this.

  • The procedures for conventional commodities are very flexible with regard to chemicals, perishables, and non-canned solids or liquids.

  • Non-canned liquid materials occupy a strategic position in the traffic of the port of Nouakchott (about 600,000 tons) annually, and they are the most important source of energy for the national economy.

  • Unpacked solids consist mainly of bricks (raw cement), wheat, and mineral derivatives, and are transported directly, upon import, to the storage area of the cement factories for bricks.

  • Mobile machines are characterized by great flexibility in removing and transporting materials and baggage so that they are not subject to damage or rot. These machines consist of machines with motors, devices, etc.

  • Specialized teams are tying and loosening the anchors of ships docking in the port of Nouakchott.

  • The port has three (3) tugboats to tow ships with a capacity of 2000 to 3000 horsepower to enter or exit the port area.

  • The port has seven (7) qualified captains to lead ships as they enter or exit the port area.

  • The port berths are equipped with pipes to provide drinking water for the benefit of ships that request it.

  • The port of Nouakchott has space for docking ships, a bright lighthouse, and seven centers for receiving ships with huge water towing.

  • Port lands are assigned or leased to companies that meet the criteria set by the granting committee of the guardianship authority (Ministry of Equipment and Transport).

  • There are companies in the port of Nouakchott that specialize in transport logistics.

    As this port is the first station on the West African coast, it is linked to the north by important road hubs.


PANPA Strategic Project

Construction of a PANPA 2020 container terminal

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