PORT OF FREETOWN

The Port of Freetown, the principal commercial port in Sierra Leone, is the most important entry gate for trade and commerce to the country. The Freetown Port (Queen Elizabeth II Quay) is located within the busy and congested east end of the city. It serves as the major logistics hub for Sierra Leone’s imports and exports. As an essential component of the country’s economic prosperity, this land is valuable in terms of its limited area and the need to maximize its efficiency.
Freetown Port has one of the finest natural harbours on the West African Coast, with a well-protracted anchorage; a draft at berth of 7-10 meters; a length of quay of 1,067 meters consisting of 6 berths; and a 
sizable and fenced land area allocated for the Port.The main Port for international trade is located in the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Freetown has many small ports for boats (Queen Elizabeth II Quay, Cline Town Government Warf, Kissy Ferry Terminal, Kissy Oil Terminal and Targrin Ferry Terminal), Oil Tankers, Fishing Vessels and Ferries. A concession agreement was entered into on 25th November, 2010 between the Sierra Leone Ports Authority, the government, and the National Commission for Privatization, Bolloré Ports, and the Freetown Terminal Limited. This agreement was in relation to the concession of the Container Terminal (berth 3-6) which came into effect as of March 2011, to use, manage, operate and maintain berths 3-6 and all surrounding areas along with the fixed assets. In September 2015, Nectar Sierra Leone Bulk Terminal (NSBT) concluded agreements for berths 1 & 2.

PORT LOCATION AND CONTACTS

Country: Sierra Leone

Province/ District: Western Area

Town/ City: Freetown

Port’s Complete Name: Freetown Port

Latitude: 8.493228

Longitude: -13.21312

Managing Company: Sierra Leone Ports Authority