Shipping To Banjul, Gambia In West Africa
The Gambia has the nearest harbour on the African continent to both Europe and the Americas and within West African countries, Banjul Port in The Gambia is unrivalled, turning around vessels much faster than the regional competition.
The Port of Banjul is widely recognised for its safety, service reliability and unrivalled management system and has become the port of choice for the shipping, importation and distribution of products, goods and commodities to the whole of West Africa. The Port of Banjul is continuously being upgraded and modernised to meet the needs of a growing trade sector stimulated by the Gambia Trade Gateway Project.
The Gambia has become an important West African shipping & trade centre and an ideal launch pad for trade with neighbouring West African countries Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau and Mauritania. and also further afield to import and export to English speaking Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia and to French speaking Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger,and Togo and Portuguese speaking Cape Verde.
Gambia Ports Authority (GPA).
Located on the estuary of The Gambia River, and 26 nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the Port of Banjul is widely recognised for its safety, service reliability and unrivalled management system.
The Port of Banjul, is the country’s main port managed under a public enterprise, the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA).
The Port is also well known for its simplified cargo documentation procedures, greater use of containerisation, optimal utilisation of equipment, and competitive tariff system.
There exist facilities for the transhipment of cargo by coaster or deep-sea vessels to other ports in West Africa, as well as transit sheds and bonded warehouse facilities.
Within the Africa region, the Banjul Port is unrivalled, turning around vessels much faster than the regional competition and continuously being upgraded and modernised to meet the needs of a growing trade sector anticipated in the Trade Gateway Project (TGP).
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