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Port of Buchanan

Port of Buchanan Friday, 22 April 2016 14:37
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The Port of Buchanan is located 272 kilometer south-east of Monrovia and is the second largest port. The harbor is protected by two breakwaters 1,890m and 590m long. Inside the basin, a 225 meters long ore loading quay is located adjacent to the commercial loading quay, providing a water depth of 10.5m below chart datum.


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 available water depth of 9.5m below chart datum. The access channel to the Port provides ships a water depth 11.5m below 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.

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