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Abidjan Port (CIABJ)

Port Code CIABJ City Abidjan
Port Name ABIDJAN Country/Region Cote D Ivoire
Category Port City Route WEST AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Abidjan Port (CIABJ)

Overview:

The Port of Abidjan (CI) is located on the east coast of the EBRIE lake port on the southeast coast of Côte d’Ivoire (full name: THE REPUBLIC OF COTE DIVOIRE), bordering the Gulf of Guinea (GUINEA) On the north side, is the largest port in Côte d’Ivoire. It is also the largest container port in West Africa. It is the economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire (the political capital is YAMOUSSOUKRO) and a transportation hub. The south and north shores of Lake Ebriel and the central island of the lake are connected by bridges, and there is a main railway line running through the north and south, which can directly reach the capital of Burkina Faso (BURKINA FASO) to the north (OUAGADOUGOU) . Most of the national industries are concentrated here, the main industries are oil refining, food, textiles, wood processing and machinery. Petroleum smelting is the fastest-growing sector in the industry. It has the largest oil refinery in French-speaking African countries with an annual output of about 4 million tons. The port is a distribution center for agricultural and forestry products. Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa production ranks first in the world, accounting for about one-third of the world’s total cocoa production. Coffee production ranks first in Africa and third in the world, after Brazil and Colombia. The production of other palm oil, bananas, natural rubber and pineapple is also among the best in Africa. The port is also a famous water city in Africa, with more than 30 floors of "ivory hotel", and the ivory market is world-famous. The international airport of the port is the largest airport in French-speaking African countries. African Airlines is headquartered in Abidjan and has regular flights to all parts of the world. The port has a tropical rainforest climate. The annual average temperature is about 27°C. The annual average rainfall is about 200Omm.

The port of Abidjan is the largest and most modern port in West Africa. The central location and well-developed infrastructure are the focus of Côte d’Ivoire’s modern railway and road system for transit to West and Central Africa. Since its opening, the Port of Abidjan has handled almost all commercial trade in Côte d’Ivoire.

The water area of ​​Abidjan Port covers an area of ​​2500 acres and the land covers an area of ​​50 acres. Abidjan Port has warehouses that specialize in processing bananas, logs and offshore oil tanks. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s third largest exporter of cocoa beans. This is also an important distribution point for imports to Africa. Imports include food, machinery, equipment, medicines and manufactured goods from the south. Côte d’Ivoire is a country that exports large amounts of agricultural products, including rubber, cotton, wood, fruits, fish, vegetables and cocoa.

The port of Abidjan has a unique feature. A 15-kilometer canal can directly reach Abidjan from the Atlantic Ocean by 10,000-ton ships. This canal is the "real umbilical cord" of Côte d'Ivoire. It connects sea passages around the world and has become the key to Côte d'Ivoire's economic development.

The port of Abidjan quickly became one of the most important fishing ports in West Africa, including trawlers, sardines and tuna fishing boats. More than 200,000 tons of fish are processed annually.

Abidjan Port has 34 berths in a six-kilometer terminal, including berths for timber, grains, fruits, petroleum products and containers. The port draft is 10.5 meters, and the wharf draft is 12.5 meters. The port of Abidjan can accommodate ships up to 260 meters long. The open-air storage area of ​​the port is 407,600 square meters, and the warehouse area is 143,500 square meters. Three berths are dedicated to container handling, and one berth is dedicated to roll-on/roll-on cargo. All ports’ terminals are connected to the railway network.

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Summary of CIABJ

Abidjan Port (Port Code:CIABJ) is a main seaport located at Treichville, south Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Ten ports in Ivory Coast and Abidjan Port is the most crucial port in West Africa and the second most important in Africa. The water area of Abidjan Port covers an area of 2500 acres, and the land covers an area of 50 acres. The port handled 730,827 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers and served 5,070 ships in 2019.

Côte d’ Ivoire, is a country that exports large amounts of agricultural products, including rubber, cotton, wood, fruits, fish, vegetables, and cocoa. In addition, Abidjan Port is also an interchange port for minerals, oil, and grain.

A modern and well-equipped container terminal with 34 hectares of land for the container park is addressed in Abidjan Port. The port of Abidjan can accommodate ships up to 260 meters long, and a 15-kilometer canal can directly reach Abidjan from the Atlantic Ocean by 10,000-ton ships. The open-air storage area of the port is 407,600 square meters, and the warehouse area is 143,500 square meters.