“Largest 2 Port in Mauritania”

Find Major Mauritania Port

Mauritania is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Western Sahara, Mali, Algeria, and Senegal. Mauritania’s ports have unrestricted access to ship traffic. Nouakchott is the largest port, while Nouadhibou is the second largest.

The Government of Mauritania operates the port, while the ports authority of Mauritania runs it. You can read information about each port’s importance and advantages on this page.

Port of Nouakchott
Port of Nouakchott
Nouakchott, Mauritania

The Port of Nouakchott (Port de l’Amitié) is on Mauritania’s central western coast. They are primarily an import port, accounting for 96.4 percent of Mauritania’s annual cargo. Its team of specialists, united by a desire to give expertise in port operations and logistical services.

  • TEU: 375,000
  • Possess two quays (1. small vessels 2. larger vessels)
  • Comprise offshore Tanker CBM berth
  • New terminal significantly contribute to Mauritania’s economic development
  • Principal import products include cement, containers, general equipment, wheat
  • Animal skin, plaster, and fish are among the top exports
  • More than 250 ships regularly call the port every year
  • Bagged cargo handling capacity: 1,200 – 2,500 tons/day, 3 containers/hour
  • A total capacity of 1 million tons is available for traffic
  • APM Terminals Mauritanie S.A. run the major depot of the port
Port of Nouadhibou
Port of Nouadhibou
BP 236 Nouadhibou Mauritania

Established in 1998, Port of Nouadhibou is located in northern Mauritania, near the Western Sahara border. Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM) operates two general cargo berths and iron ore terminal of the port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • APM Terminals Mauritanie S.A manage on-dock depot and depot
  • Enlargement construction (25-kilometer long entrance channel)
  • Soon be ready to receive boats with a capacity of up to 250,000 tons
  • Expert in handling containers, Ro-Ro, breakbulk cargoes, gas, and bulk
  • More than 11 million tons of iron ore took per annum
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