All vessels calling Port of Conakry must be reported to Guinean Maritime Administration, Customs and the Police. The pilotage plan and the plan of ships alongside are prepared by Conakry Port S.A. Marine Operations Department. The arrival of a vessel to the Port of Conakry should be reported electronically at least 7, 3 and 2 days before arrival to the port. The anticipated arrival time should be confirmed 24 hours upfront. You may contact marine operations department at email@example.com for additional information on vessel calls.
The orders for handling services should be delivered by 10:30 am for the workdays. The orders for Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays should be delivered on the last workday. All agents to deliver the orders via e-mail and get a written confirmation as well as verbal confirmation on the phone.
Harbor Master Office controls the navigation safety and inspects the implementation of maritime safety regulations. The pre-calls and calls of arriving vessels including HAZMAT notification for hazardous goods and notification on the compulsory extended inspection are executed by the Port State Officers directly controlled by the Harbor Master’s Office. The notification for the police requirements is implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Port Police that requires itinerary of the voyage in timely manner.
Nautical Access & Local Time
Navigational route to enter the port of Conakry is marked by a floating buoy (long white flash 10 sec), positioned at 09°29’45” ‘N and 13°43’ 58” W. Time Zone: (GMT) +0000 UTC
Pilots are available 24 hours a day at the VHF channel ?. Final confirmation has to be sent via an agent or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours before the arrival. It is the captains duty to communicate the ships readiness to depart immediately before the departure to the VHF channel ?
The pilot boards the ship either before the ports entrance, or at the entrance to the access channels, or at the anchorage (usually 1 NM north/south from the safe way buoy). The pilotage service in port of Conakry is performed by pilots registered in the directory of the Guinean Maritime Administration.
The towing service is performed according to the Conakry Port’s Tariff of towage of vessels.
Towage is available 7/24 around the year. To place tug order please contact marine operations department at email@example.com
Ships can enter the port of Conakry days and nights. In case of poor visibility less than 400 meters or in case of wind power over 4Bf, the ships carrying dangerous cargo are not allowed to enter. No length restrictions, however vessel draft cant be more than 12.5 meters at high tide. Vessels carrying cargo more than 40,000 DWT can not enter separation channel due to low draft. Masters to catch best time to enter separation channel in accordance with the tide table.
Exit to the shore
Permission to exit to shore and to the city is granted by the Marine Police.
Ship Supply, Drinking and Fresh Water Supply
Drinking water supply option is provided on general cargo terminal by Conakry Port S.A. For further information on supply deliveries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no bunkering service at Port of Conakry except diesel deliveries can take place at the dock by motor tankers. Please contact email@example.com to place an order.
Delivering the waste
Delivering waste is obligatory and is performed daily during the regular working hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. At general cargo terminal, this service is provided by Conakry Port S.A. There is no reception facility at the terminals. All waste is to be processed outside the port.
Removal and destruction of sludge water and oily water, from the ships is carried out by Conakry Port S.A. in accordance with the tariff list and the conditions of sludge.
In case of pollution
Any kind of pollution has to be reported to the security center of the port of Conakry to the Harbor Master’s office. The cost of removal, cleaning, work, fines, etc. have to be paid before the departure of vessels.
- The port is in contact with ships from channel 16, with trailer and pilot boats from channel 14.
- Maritime Directorate of the Republic of Guinea
- Pilots, tugs, mooring service
- Conakry Port S.A. Vessel Planning