Lome Port (TGLFW)

Port Code TGLFW City Lome
Port Name LOME Country/Region Togo
Category Port City Route WEST AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Lome Port (TGLFW)


      Togo commercial port, West Africa. It is located on the southwest coast of the country, 58 nautical miles to Cotonou port, 131 nautical miles to Lagos port, 91 nautical miles to Tema port and 352 nautical miles to Abidjan port. There are two railways through it. The port is surrounded by two breakwaters extending southward from the land bank. In the northwest corner of the port, there is a breakwater extending southward, 183 meters long. The water depth of the front on both sides of the south section is 10 meters, and that of the north section is only 7.6 meters. There are nine 10 ton electric cranes on the wharf; The North Bank of the port is the fishing port; There are two ore and oil berths with water depth of 11-14m in the south section of the west side of the East breakwater. Export apatite, cocoa, palm oil and other agricultural products, import oil, food, machinery, department stores, etc. At the end of the 1980s, the port handled more than 1.3 million tons a year, and the container handled more than 480000 containers, ranking seventh in West Africa, 80% of which were imported or re exported materials.

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Summary of TGLFW

The port of Lomé (Port Code:TGLFW) is strategically positioned and the only port on the West-African coast from which several cities can be reached by road within one day. It offers the advantage of moving goods within reasonable timeframe at a very competitive cost. Close to 17 m deep, the Port of Lomé is the only deep-water port on the West-African coast that can accommodate new generation vessels (up to 14,500 containers). 
Lomé is the only port in West Africa that has been recognized by ECOWAS as a Free Trade Zone. The handling and transfer of the goods in the port are carried out relatively without customs constraints thereby helping to save appreciable time in operations. There is also in place a simplified and expeditious nature of administrative formalities which is the outcome of efforts to simplify the goods removal process. For landlocked countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, the port of Lomé is the transit port par excellence. If the annual traffic was initially planned for a 400,000 mt, Lomé currently handles an overall traffic estimated over 15 million mt (15,413,487 mt in 2015).