Port of Mutsamudu
Union des Comores
The port of Mutsamudu is located in the Island of Anjouan, at approximately 80 NM or 150 km eastwards from Moroni in the Island of Grand Comoro. Built in 1982, Mutsamudu is the only deep water port of the Union of Comoros.
As such it serves as port of transhipment for containerized cargoes destined to the two other islands.
The traffic of the port of Mutsamudu is mainly containerized, with very few bulk cargoes. Main products imported are rice, cement, sugar, flour and petroleum products. Main export products are Ylang Ylang, cloves and vanilla. Close to the 75% of the traffic is represented by transhipments re directing the cargo to/from the other islands.
Mutsamudu is the second largest city in the Comoros, founded in 1482. It is also the capital and largest city on the island of Anjouan. It now houses a deep water port, an ancient citadel, and narrow streets with many shops and small crafts.
Water location: Mozambique Channel
Anchorage depth: 23.2m - OVER
Cargo pier depth: 7.1m - 9.1m
Oil terminal depth: 11m - 12.2m
Dry dock: N/A
Harbor size: Very Small
Railway size: N/A
Harbor type: Open Roadstead
Max size: Up to 500 feet in length