The Gambia is well served both by air and sea transportation however,
opportunities exist in this sector to improve existing services,
add new services or provide services not currently available.
Air freight capacity is restricted in both availability and regularity
of Banjul is the major port in The Gambia and is one of the
most efficient and safest in the region. Its location, 26 miles
from the Atlantic Ocean on the Gambia River allow it access to
both ocean going vessels and smaller vessels which can navigate
up to 300 miles into the interior.
The Ports current facilities include:
Total quay length of 750 meters
38,000 square meters of open storage
3,000 square meters of covered storage
An entrance channel with a minimum depth of 8.5 meters and a
maximum depth of 10. meters.
Two 2,000bhp deep-sea tugs
Containers-17 moves per hour
Bagged cargo-1,000 tonnes per shift
General cargo- 48 tonnes per gang hour
Increased passenger air links, both direct to Europe and the US,
but also to regional hubs.
Air cargo services
Sea cargo services, both for The Gambia and trans-shipment to
regional markets River transportation both for cargo, passengers