Talara, Paita, Bayobar, Salaverry, Chimbote, Punta Lobitos (Huarmey), Callao, DP World, Conchán, Pisco, San Nicolás, Matarani, Ilo, Southern Copper Corporation & Engie


The port of Talara is state owned and operated by the National Petroleum Company, Petróleos del Perú S.A. (PETROPERU). The refinery processes different products such as domestic LPG gas, motor gasoline, solvents, A-1 turbo, diesel 2, industrial oils and asphalts.

The port serves the oil industry in the area of Tumbes and Piura. Most of the production is sold to the rest of the country, shipped via their own loading pier to tankers headed towards terminals of Eten, Salaverry, Chimbote, Supe, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo and Ilo.



The entrance channel is located at SE-NW direction with a min width of 180 m and 10/11 m water depth. Tankers up to 210 m can be accommodated alongside with a max draft 10.36 m and 10.70 m at buoys.

There is a berth which is a shaped jetty well fended and has a main platform equipped with 6 articulated loading arms for loading oil products. This berth is also used for vessels discharging imported products such as gas oil and crude.

Also the port has a submarine line, used for loading or unloading crude. Vessels always berth heading South.  For this purpose there are 6 supporting mooring buoys. Ships can safely berth  with both anchors down.

Pilots and tugs are available for berthing and unberthing 24 hrs. Sundays and holidays included (SHINC).

Repairs, medical attention and supplies can be obtained locally.

Hay un muelle cuyo embarcadero está bien defendido, su plataforma principal está equipado con seis brazos articulados destinado a la carga de productos oleosos. Este muelle también es usado para la descarga de importaciones de productos como gasoil y crudo.

Asimismo, el puerto cuenta con una línea submarina, usada para la carga y descarga de crudo. Las embarcaciones siempre atracan en dirección al sur. Para este propósito hay seis boyas de apoyo para el amarre. Embarcaciones pueden atracar con seguridad echando ambas anclas.

Practicaje y remolcaje disponibles para atraque y desatraque las 24 horas (domingos y feriados incluidos).

Reparaciones, atención médica y suministros se pueden obtener localmente.

Latitude: 4°34’24.1″S Longitude: 81°16’34.7″W


The port of Paita is operated by Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos S.A. – TPE (a Peruvian-Portuguese consortium) as from October 2009. This “finger pier” port is the second largest container terminal in Peru with an average of 17,000 TEU being moved per month at the terminal.

The port is located in Paita province at North Peru and its geographical location serves the northern regions of Amazonas, Cajamarca, Lambayeque, Piura, Tumbes and San Martin.



This is a finger pier of direct berthing type, with 365 m long and 36 m wide and having adjacent paved yards for cargo stacking and other usual port activities.  Max draft 33 ft, max loa 200 m and max beam 26 m.

The finger pier is divided in 4 berths:

port paita

The port is well sheltered and the vessels can proceed berthing any time day or night SHINC. Pilots and tugs are available at short notice.

Small repairs, medical attention and supplies can be obtained locally.

Bunkers are not available at this port.

Latitude: 5°05’09.5″S Longitude: 81°06’29.6″W


This is a modern, purpose-built facility in Sechura Bay (North Peru) operated by Vale S.A., for their exports of phosphate rock (Used in the manufacture of fertilizers) in bulk from the Bayovar (open-pit mine) deposits to different destinations worldwide.


This facility commenced operations in July 2010 and is presently exporting in excess of 2.5 million metric tons per year of phosphate rock, to different destinations worldwide.

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This facility accommodates up to panamax vessels, in a natural and well sheltered bay, well protected and with good depths.

The following restrictions apply for this terminal:

bayobar port

Latitude: 5°47’58.5″S Longitude: 81°03’08.0″W


The port of Salaverry is under Empresa Nacional de Puertos S.A. (ENAPU) administration and serves Trujllo as well as the neighbouring states of Ancash, Lambayeque and Cajamarca.

Salaverry is an artificial harbour, “pier port” constantly exposed to swell and surge. Its 700 m long breakwater and extensions have reduced but not solved the exposition to swell and a slight surge within the port operations area and the piers. Silting is frequent, due to which dredging work is permanently carried out.

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The entrance channel is 150 m wide with an official depth of 32 ft (SWD) up to the piers.  Ships with more than 30’ draft can safely enter the port during high tide period only, considering the average tidal range 3 ft. the port can accommodate vessels of Max LOA 220 m and max Beam 32 m.


There are 2 concrete piers, which are used for handling bulk and general cargo including the loading of copper concentrates by means of one mobile shore ship loader. Discharge of grains and fertilizer is carried out using ships cranes directly onto trucks. Sugar in bulk is also loaded at this port.


Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing and unberthing.


Only minor repairs are available at port. Bunkers are not available.

Latitude: 8°13’42.1″S Longitude: 78°58’49.5″W


The port of Chimbote is the main Peruvian port for fishmeal and fish oil exports which are loaded at the berth under ENAPU administration. Also, the main Peruvian steel mill, Empresa Siderurgica del Perú S.A.A. (SiderPeru), has its own berth (Muelle 3) for their imports and exports.

Chimbote is a natural harbour at Ferrol Bay, the port itself is well protected on the SW by “Isla Blanca”.  However, slight swell and surge affects the port year round. When the swell is heavy, the port is closed and ships are sent back to anchorage.

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There are two entrance channels, the first -Northern Entrance (Paso del Norte) and most frequently used, located between Roca Blanca and Punta Chimbote app. 190 m wide and about 21 m water depth. The second entrance, called Middle Entrance (Paso del Medio), located between the “Isla Blanca” and Ferrol del Norte. This entrance is approximately 1.4 miles wide with a depth of about 19/20 M.

All arriving vessels must proceed first to Chimbote Bay through the “Middle entrance” channel and drop anchor about 1 mile SW from Blanca island waiting for reception formalities. The anchorage is well sheltered.

There are 03 piers:

  • 1A/1B: 185 m length, 16 m width. Official draft 32 ft, max. 33 ft (on high tide), which used to load fishmeal and general cargo.

  • 2: a small berth used for fishing vessels, lighters, tugs and other port vessels.

  • 3: belongs to Siderperu, with 260 m long and 35 m wide. Official restrictions are: LOA 220 m, 32 m wide and vessels can be moored with up to 31’06” and 32’00” at high tide periods and pre-coordinated with pilots.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing and unberthing. Workshops available and  MGO (Marine gasoil) can be supplied by trucks at this port. Bunkers are not available.

Latitude: 9°04’30.4″S Longitude: 78°36’33.8″W


Punta Lobitos is a modern, purpose-built facility built in 2001 by Minera Antamina S.A., designed to fil ter the copper and zinc concentrates coming via slurry-pipe from their concentrator plant located approximately 300 km to the east; and load the minerals onto vessels destined to various destinations. The company produces to a lesser extent molybdenum, silver and lead.

This “state of the art” terminal has facilities to receive, filter and store the concentrates.

The port is located 1 km West of Puerto Huarmey, which is situated 140 km South of Chimbote and 300 km North of Lima.


Punta Lobitos marine facilities consist of:

  • A 271 m long dolphin type dock that supports a conveyor belt and has floating fenders.

  • One ship loader or mechanical arm, with the capacity to continuously load mineral concentrates at an average rate of 1,400 tons/hour.

  • Six mooring buoys to secure ships.

The bay is of easy access, naturally protected with good depths . The ships are moored and unmoored 24 hrs/7 days/SHINC, with the assistance of dedicated tugs and well experienced pilots.

The restrictions for this facility are:

punta lobitos huarmey

Bunkers, fresh water and repairs are not available.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing /unberthing 24/7/SHINC.

 Latitude: 10°06’09.2″S Longitude: 78°10’42.7″W



The Multipurpose North Terminal of Callao was tendered for privatization in April 2011 and was awarded to APM Terminals, who took control of the port in July 2011, when the terminal was renamed as “APM TERMINALS CALLAO”.


This multi-purpose terminal is capable of handling containerized, bulk and general cargoes, such as metals, grains, fertilizers, chemicals, coal, cement, vegetable and fish oil, project cargoes, among others.

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APM Terminals has following available berths:

  • Pier 1 A-B for grains, general and liquid cargoes.

  • Pier 2 A-B for grains, general and bagged, containers cargoes.

  • Pier 3 A-B for general cargo. (Mostly container vessels).

  • Pier 4 A-B berth B is used for lubricating and vegetable oils. Additionally, there are pipe-lines to the pier head (4-C) where supply barges are loaded with IFO/MGO/MDO.

  • Pier North (Ex-Pier 5) is the deepest pìer at “Muelle Norte” (average 36/37 ft SWD) being now dedicated to container vessels (Pier North A “MNA”).

  • Pier MNB is dedicated for loading/discharging of mineral concentrates and other dirty cargoes.

  • Pier MNC and MND are for containers as well as steels and other special cargoes.  There are pipelines to the chemical warehouse at thses berths.

  • Pier 7. This pier is employed for discharge of crude oil, clean products, propane gas, chemicals and water. Two vessels can be worked simultaneously.

  • Pier 11. This place is known as “silos berth” as it has two pneumatic towers on rails for discharging bulk grain into the silos.

All kind of services to ships (bunkers, repairs, stores, etc.) available at this port.

Latitude: 12°03’01.9″S Longitude: 77°08’30.6″W


DP World Callao – “Muelle Sur” is a private, modern container terminal, located at the Southern end of Callao Port, the main Peruvian port. 


This container terminal, prepared for “post panamax tonnage” was built and is operated by DP WORLD since May 2010.  This terminal operates with the most advanced technology and safety standards, aiming to improve the efficiency in the handling of containers.


dp world callao link




Container Yard

Reefer Plugs

650 m

16 m

21.5 hectares with an approximate capacity of 850,000 annual TEUs

240 + conexiones adicionales mediante generadores móviles

Yard Equipment

Post-Panamax Cranes

Rubber Tire Gantries (RTGs)

Chassis and Trailers

Reach Stackers

Empty Handlers






​Operaciones de Puerta

Inbound yard lanes

Outbound yard lanes



DP World “Phase II” project includes 310 m of berth, 3 Post-Panamax cranes and 9 RTGs and will be developed upon demand.


The Conchan port installations belong to “Cementos Lima”. The facilities mainly consist of a finger pier where vessels of up to 38,000 DWT may berth.

The pier is located at Playa Conchan, some 37 km South of Callao.

It is in an area with 10 miles of open sea and obstacle free.  SW winds and  slight swell affect the port all year round (being stronger between May and Sept)  Two mooring buoys have been added to the sea side to keep vessels loading alongside without problems.

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All arriving vessels have to drop anchor first at Callao anchorage where authorities, pilots and holds inspectors board to comply with inbound clearance formalities.

A shiploader is used to load cement from two storage silos on shore.  The conveyor belt is about 1 km long and runs on rails the length of the pier, and is changed between holds according to the loading sequence. This pier ocasionally is used to load concentrates which are stored in port storage yard.

For discharging bulk cargo such as coal, grain, clinker, etc. one “kangaroo” shore crane fitted with a grab plus 2 ships cranes fitted with shore grabs are employed. The cargo is then dumped into shore hoppers to be transported to port storage yard via the conveyor belt.

conchan port

Pilotage and towage (compulsory for berthing and unberthing):

No workshops, shipchandler and bunkering available, only at Callao port.

 Latitud: 12°15’00.2″S Longuitud: 76°56’14.2″W


“Terminal Portuario General San Martin” (TPGSM – better known as Pisco), is located on the NE end of the Paracas Peninsula, in “Punta Pejerrey”, some 300 km South (by road) and 132 nautical miles from Callao, the main Peruvian port.

This port serves Pisco, Chincha and Ica cities as well as the inland provinces of Huancavelica and Ayacucho, consumers of most fertilizers and grains imported through the TPGSM.

The port is well and naturally sheltered due to which swell and surge is not a problem and there are no records of port closures due to these conditions.

terminal portuario paracas


This is a direct berthing “pier port” with a clean and deep access. The berth is clean and well fendered, with a wide reinforced concrete working area/platform.

The marginal wharf was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2007 and recently rebuilt although the total length of 700 m has been reduced. The new pier is 570 m long divided in three berths (1-A / 1-B / 1-C), where ships can be moored port or starboard side.

  • 1-A/1-B:  185 m length each one. Official draft 33 ft, max 34.05’ ft (on high tide) used for:

    • Discharge of grains using ship’s gear and shore clamshells. 

    • Discharge of iron ore using ship’s gear and shore clamshells.

    • Loading of salt in bulk with shippers mobile conveyor belt 

  • 1-C: 175 m length. Official draft 32 ft, max 33 ft (on high tide). Fishmeal (bagged/bleeding bags system), steels, fertilizers, project cargoes are handled in this berth.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing and unberthing.

Workshops, shipchandler and fresh water is available. Bunkers are not available.

Latitude: 13°48’01.1″S Longitude: 76°17’34.1″W


The port of San Nicolás is a dedicated iron ore loading facility operated by Shougang-Hierro Peru, the main Peruvian iron mine, subsidiary of Chinese giant Shougang International Group.

The open pit mine (located some 20 km to the South) is linked to the port of San Nicolas by a 15 km conveyor belt which feeds a shiploader with up to 5000 m/hr capacity (the average loading rate being 3000 m/hr).

Iron ore of different grades is exported from this port, averaging some 10 million tonnes per year, destined mainly to China and Japan.

hierro shougang


The finger pier is of easy access as is located over the South coast of the San Nicolas Bay, in a clean and deep area, suitable for capesize vessels.The pier is 327.60 m long and has an extension mooring dolphin (15 m diam) for the stern lines of panamax and capes. The pier is 15 m wide and has berth available at either side.  However, due to its loading belt conveyor, only general cargo and coastal tankers are allowed on the East side.

The West side is used to load vessels of up to 320 m LOA and 240,000 DWT.  Ships are loaded by means of a conveyor belt (ore loader) on gantry on rails, which runs almost all the pier length, to avoid shifting of vessels during loading.

The main restriction for this facility are:





Max Beam

Max sailing SWD

Channel depth in low water

Max distance from hull side to HC

Max distance from bow to the end of last HC

Travel range of loader

Max outreach of loader

Min outreach of loader

240,000 m

17.50 m

320.02 m

50.00 m

17.50 m

22.00 m

16.68 m

266.00 m

274.17 m

18.29 m

9.45 m

Bunkers, FW, not available. Small repairs and provisions can be obtained.

Latitude: 15°15’32.5″S Longitude: 75°14’26.3″W


This port, located some 452 miles South of Callao, serves the Southern Peruvian Region (Arequipa, Moquegua, Cuzco and Puno) as well as the Bolivian main cities of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Oruro, among others.

The port was awarded in concession for 30 years to private operators Terminal Internacional del Sur S.A. (TISUR) back in 1999, a Romero’s group company. The increase of cargoes to/from Bolivia and investment in port infrastructure has been constant since then.

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The port is small with a slightly difficult entry access, protected by 2 breakwaters. The entrance channel is 145 m wide and 45 ft deep. The depth inside the turning basin is of 36 ft with 32 ft draft alongside.

The “marginal wharf” approx. 584 m of berthing space with a 20.15 m working apron divided into 3 berths: A, B, C, West to East.

  • 1-A:  is well protected from swell, used to discharge grain cargo, general cargoes and containers operations.

  • 1-B: (multipurpose berth) is mainly employed for discharge of grains, fertilizers, bagged cargoes (fishmeal, SBM) as well as liners, vehicles operations and passenger ships.

  • 1-C:  vessels loading fishmeal and mineral concentrates, as well as discharging coal and other dirty cargoes are assigned to this place. Concentrates are loaded by means of encapsulated conveyor belt which comes from the sheds about 800 m away from quay.

  • F: Recently inaugurated, it will allow the shipment of mineral concentrates from the Cerro Verde, Antapaccay and Las Bambas mines in encapsulated form.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing /unberthing 24/7/SHINC.

Workshops, ship chandler and fresh water available. Bunkers are not available.

 Latitud: 17°00’09.3″S Longuitud: 72°06’29.1″W



The port of Ilo is located some 508 nautical miles south of Callao. The Pan-American highway links this port with other cities such as Arequipa, Camana, Moquegua and Tacna. It is expected the commercial cooperation with Bolivia and Brasil will increase its influence on the region in the near future.

The port of Ilo is an open port with no artificial protection (breakwaters), situated abt 4.3 miles to the north of Punta Coles, in a clean bay divided in 2 sections. To the North is the “fiscal” pier which belongs to ENAPU.

enapu link


Fiscal Pier (1A/1B) is an old concrete berth, employed for the discharge of general cargo, containers, grain, fertilizers, and for the loading of fishmeal and iron ore lumps.

The pier has a maximum of 36 ft SWD available, on a 170 m berthing length. (Vessels of up to 220 m LOA are allowed to berth with the stern off the pier head).

Although official DWT is 35,000 DWT, vessels of up to 56,000 DWT have been moored under certain conditions and coordinated with the port administration.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing and unberthing.

Workshops, shipchandler and fresh water are available. Bunkers are not available.

 Latitud: 17°38’36.8″S Longuitud: 71°20’45.8″W


This finger pier is located on the South side of the ILO bay, and is owned and operated by Southern Perú Copper Corporation (SPCC).  This company operates two of the largest open pit copper mines in the country (Cuajone and Toquepala) production of which is mainly used to supply the SPCC Ilo refinery. The production of this refinery, as well as any excess concentrate production, is exported through this terminal.



The berth is used for loading and discharging operations of SPCC own cargo (i.e export of copper cathodes / blister / sulphuric acid and also loading and discharge of copper concentrates.

Two vessels are able to go alongside and work simultaneously. SPCC has also a buoys Terminal located at Bahia Tablones (draft 40 ft) for discharge of diesel via submarine pipes.

The pier has 34 ft (SWD) max. Ships up to 35 ft can berth during high tide only. Max LOA 210 m; Beam without restrictions.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing and unberthing at this pier.

Small workshops, shipchandler and fresh water is available via trucks. Bunkers are not available.

 Latitud: 17°38’50.1″S Longuitud: 71°20’52.5″W


This “finger pier” is located at Playa Del Palo some 25 km South by road from Ilo port.  This is a private facility owned and operated by Engie Energía Perú S.A., part of the ENGIE group (before GDF SUEZ) for their own imports of coal.

engie enlace


This pier is around 1.6 km long and has no restriction on LOA, Beam, SWD for up to Panamax vessels, as has a depth of more than 16 m (52.5 ft). The pier is exposed to slight swell most of the year.

Although this terminal had two “goose neck” shore cranes for discharge of Panamax vessels when built, the cranes collapsed during an earthquake in 2002 and were never replaced.

Therefore, coal is presently discharged by grab fitted tonnage only. Mainly Supramax vessels discharge using their own cranes and grabs directly to the three hoppers at dolphin, which feed the conveyor belt to the shore storage.

Pilotage and towage are compulsory for berthing and unberthing. Pilot remains on board on stand-by during whole discharge operation.

Workshops, shipchandler and bunkers are not available at this terminal. FW can be supplied directly from pier if requested well in advance.

Latitude: 17°46’24.8″S Longitude: 71°11’26.9″W