Tulear Port (MGTUL)

Port Code MGTUL / MGTLE City Tulear
Port Name TULEAR Country/Region Madagascar
Category Port City Route EAST AFRICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Tulear Port (MGTUL)


      Madagascar's fifth largest port, located in the southwest of Madagascar, with a population of about 500000, has a weekly route to Mozambique.

      Tulear province (French: Toliara), also known as Tulear, is a province of Madagascar, located in the southwest coast, facing the Mozambique Strait. It covers an area of 161405 square kilometers and has a population of 2229500 in 2001. Tulear, capital. Currency unit: ariary. At present, one dollar is equivalent to about 1650 arias.

      At the end of National Highway 7, about 1000 kilometers away from the capital, is Tulear city. As a port city, it serves as a major import center, exporting sisal, soap, hemp, cotton, rice and peanuts.

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Summary of MGTUL

Tulear Port (Port Code: MGTUL), also known as Toliary (Toliara) port, is a port situated on the southwestern coast of Madagascar. The port is mainly an import and export harbour, where the main product imported is cement and exports are timber, maize and cassava. it handles breakbulk, containerised cargoes and tankers. Passenger vessels also call at the port but the pier-head has limited facilities. Vessels can berth on main quay or load from lighters at anchorage, tankers are also berthed at main quay. Approximately 75,000t of cargo and 5,700t of containers are handled annually. The largest vessel handled is "Vincenzia” with 168m in length, 8,035DWT.