The Gambia is well served both by air and sea transportation
however, opportunities exist in this sector to improve
existing services, add new services or provide services
not currently available.
Air freight capacity is restricted in both availability
and regularity year-round.
The Port of Banjul is the major port in The Gambia and
is one of the most efficient and safest in the region.
Its location, 26 miles from the Atlantic Ocean on the
Gambia River allow it access to both ocean going vessels
and smaller vessels which can navigate up to 300 miles
into the interior.
The Ports current facilities
Total quay length of 750 meters
38,000 square meters of open storage
3,000 square meters of covered storage
An entrance channel with a minimum depth of 8.5 meters
and a maximum depth of 10. meters.
Containers-17 moves per hour
Bagged cargo-1,000 tonnes per shift
General cargo- 48 tonnes per gang hour
Increased passenger air links, both direct to Europe
and the US, but also to regional hubs.
Air cargo services
Sea cargo services, both for The Gambia and trans-shipment
to regional markets River transportation both for cargo,
passengers and tourists.