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The Port of Banjul
Over the years Banjul Freeport has been internationally recognized as one of the safest and most efficient ports in West Africa. Banjul offers a prompt, reliable and value-for-money service.

The port has well developed facilities capable of handling any type of cargo. This infrastructure, combined with a competitive tariff, comprehensive use of information technology and a dedicated professional work force ensures that customers are always provided with service of the highest quality. Banjul Freeport is strategically located close to major shipping routes and the port is regularly served by numerous well established conference and independent lines.

A long established tradition of close co-operation between the port and customs, immigration, health and shipping agencies enables our service to be consistently run in a smooth and efficient manner.

Banjul Freeport is unmatched in Africa for its simplified trades documentation procedures. Indeed, the port and customs services are operating in a fully computerized environment.

The port has a deep sheltered anchorage with no record of piracy, thus making Banjul Freeport one of the safest in the region.


The Gambia
Well established market economy
Liberal free market economy with no ownership restrictions
Free floating exchange rate with no foreign exchange controls
Unrestricted repatriation of capital, profits and dividends
The Gambia operates a liberal trade policy where no trade barriers exist, such as the rigid import/export licensing systems found elsewhere.

A firm commitment to develop and improve the role of the private sector as the engine of economic growth.

Ease of transacting business without the lengthy bureaucratic procedures and hurdles that exist elsewhere.

Constitutional protection against nationalism and expropriation.

Guarantee against losses caused by non-commercial risks and settlement of investment disputes by virtue of its membership to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the Internal Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

An affordable and adaptable labour force.

The premier tourist destination in West Africa.

Excellent worldwide telecommunications facilities that are second to none in Africa.


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