Ports are coastal point where ships dock and offload cargos, passenger services are also offered. Water transport is linked to heavy industries, hence involves transportation of large bulky containers. Ships are used to transport these bulky goods from one country to another or from one continent to another. This has made many African countries to invest heavily on modernized ports to reach a world class level and enhance trade. Some of the most advanced port in Africa are:
Mombasa Port, Kenya
Located on the Kenyan coast, the port of Mombasa is the largest Harbour in East Africa and was launched in 1896. Apart from handling of cargo ships, the port also serves as a passage route for cruise ships. Annually, the port is said to handle an estimate of 14 million cargo.
Port Said, Egypt
Founded in 1859 and located along the famous Suez Canal. The port Serves as a passage routes for cruise ships between Africa ,Asia and Europe. Port said , handles an average of 31 millions tonnes of cargo annually.
Durban port, South Africa(SA)
Established in 1824,the port mainly offers container shipping service, handling an average of 31.4 million tonnes of cargo annually. The port also provides passengers transport services and acts as tourist attraction site.
Lagos Port ,Nigeria
It one of the most largest port among the West African countries and was established in 1913. The port handles an average capacity of 5.7 million tonnes of cargo annually.
Tanger Med Port, Morocco
Launched in 2007 and it one of the largest port in Africa in terms of Cargo holding capacity. The port is estimated to handle an average of 60 million tonnes of cargo annually. This port links Africa with Europe through Spain.