Port of Praia

Santiago

Port of Praia

The Port of Praia, on the Island of Santiago, is one of the main ports of the port system of Cape Verde, playing the double role of affirmation in the world and the motor of economic and social development of the country as a gateway to its city capital. The port is intended to be a business “anchor" and, itself, a strong business partner.


Physical Characteristics of the Port

Versatile and safe, the port has infrastructures that guarantee the operability of any kind of ship, from inter-lane cargo carriers, container carriers to bulk carriers, being one of the ports of Cape Verde certified with ISPS Code - International Code for the Protection of Ships and Port Facilities.

It has a fishing pier which is 80 meters long, 3.5 meters wide and 3 meters deep, with a fish processing and marketing unit. A 355-meter long passenger terminal completes the affordable facilities at the Port of Praia.

With the completion of the Port expansion and modernization works in 2014, the pier no. 1 went from 217 to 460 meters and its depth increased from -9.0 to -13.5 meters. A new 8-hectare container yard has been built, which guarantees an additional capacity of 436 TGS for full containers, 736 TGS for empty containers and 26 TGS for dangerous goods. The ship manoeuvring area has also been expanded. 

The Port is equipped with two roll-on/roll-off ramps and weighing bascules for containers. For the storage of goods, the port has warehouses with a total area of 10,000m2 and a building with a container scanner.