Seaport of Matadi

Matadi is a seaport with the code CDMT, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The maximum draft at this port is 8.2 meters. The Navy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has their operational command here, with their own headquarters and a place for their ships at the port. It is the principal port in the country.

Matadi was founded by Sir Henry Morton Stanley in 1879. It has 245,862 residents. The city is situated on the left shore of the Congo River. It was a strategic move because that’s where the last port on the Congo River was located. As such, it is the furthest inland port in the Congo Free State. The construction of the port and railroad made it possible to conduct trade that lead to the city’s economic growth. It can be said with certainty that it is one of the largest ports in Africa. It is the country’s main port for import and export. Exports include mainly coffee and wood. Fishing companies are also thriving within the port.

Seaport of Matadi

Seaport of Matadi. Source: © autorzy OpenStreetMap. Open Database License.

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Export to Matadi from Gdynia – 42 days.
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