Adjacent to the loading quay another waiting berth for ore carriers is available. On the inner side of the secondary breakwater, is a commercial quay, 334m long with an available water depth of 9.5m below the chart datum. The access channel to the Port provides ships with a water depth of 11.5m below the chart datum and a channel width between the breakwaters of 210m. Shipping activities have increased because of the equipment handling agreement with UMARCO that has improved the Port’s handling capacity and efficiency.
Other companies including Chevron, Equatorial Palm Oil, African Petroleum, and others are expected to make extensive use of the Buchanan Port facility, thus increasing the revenue earning potential of NPA. This expected increase in shipping activities also creates the need for additional investment to improve operational efficiency and accommodate both new and old customers.
The Port of Buchanan is an International Ship & Port Security (ISPS) certified Security Level One port.