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Majunga (MGMJN)

Majunga, Boeny Region, Madagascar

Port Code MGMJN Port Name Majunga
City Majunga Country/Region Madagascar
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude -15.721955 Longitude 46.31458
Manjunga port (Port Code:MGMJN), or Mahajanga port is a seaport, the second most important one in Madagascar after Toamasina. The marine terminal accommodates containerships and small (150 gross ton) general cargo freighters. Because of limited water depth at the wharf, only small ships can call at the terminal. Deeper-draft ships anchor off the terminal and transfer cargoes to and from barges, which move it to and from the terminal. Mahajanga is the third busiest port in Madagascar, but no rehabilitation has been taken place since many years. The port is mainly used for local traffic on Madagascar's West coast and neighboring islands, as well as by local operators. Big prawn farms are located South and North of Mahajanga and use the port to export their products.
 Long haul vessels cannot berth at Mahajanga port and a transhipment to barges has to take place for any big or medium sized vessel. The barges are towed to the berth by the tugs of two stevedore companies, where the cargoes are handled and stored in warehouses or respectively stacked in the relevant container yards. Only cargo for Comoros, fishing vessels and small crafts for national trades are operated directly at the berth. Long haul vessels or container ships may anchor in deeper waters at best position of the port. Draught at quay is 4.50 meters only and is calculated on high tide. Transhipment can result in more damages caused by double handling.

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