Praia Port (CVRAI)

Port Code CVRAI City Praia
Port Name PRAIA Country/Region Cape Verde
Category Port City Route WEST AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Praia Port (CVRAI)


      The Azores in the Atlantic Ocean hold the port of Sierra island. The maximum draft is 10.76m. The loading density of water is 1025. The tidal range is 1.9 meters. Westerly winds prevail. Forced pilotage. Communication is via radio puntadelgada. Port service facilities include: ship repair, boat, medical, fresh water, supplies, repatriation, no fuel, dry dock, traction, sewage facilities. The port is an open bay with a 600 meter long breakwater as a barrier. There is a berth with a length of 200 meters and a draft of 10.67 meters. The cargo is loaded and unloaded by barge. There are also several barge docks at the port, with three tanker mooring buoys.

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Summary of CVRAI

Praia Harbor (Port Code: CVRAI) is the port in the city of Praia in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated in a natural bay of the Atlantic Ocean. Since the latest modernization in 2014, it has 2 long quays, 3 shorter quays, a quay for fishing boats with fish processing installations, 2 container parks, 2 roll-on/roll-off ramps and a passenger terminal. The total length of the quays is 863 m, and the maximum depth is 13.5 m. There are 6 wharfs. In 2017 817,845 metric tonnes of cargo and 85,518 passengers were handled. It is the second busiest port of Cape Verde, after Porto Grande (Mindelo). It is also a ferry port, connecting it to the islands of Brava, Fogo, São Nicolau, São Vicente, Maio, Boa Vista and Sal.