2.1.6 Peru Port of Yurimaguas

Port Overview

The Yurimaguas Port Terminal is under the administration of COPAM - CONCESIONARIA PUERTO AMAZONAS S.A. It is located in the town of Yurimaguas, district of the same name, Alto Amazonas province, Loreto department. It is located at an altitude that oscillates below 200 meters above sea level. The Yurimaguas Port Terminal is located as the point of modal exchange of products between the areas of the cities of Chiclayo and Piura and the Amazon region, specifically the city of Iquitos. Industrial products and food, among others, are transported from Chiclayo and Piura by road to the Yurimaguas Port Terminal, to be shipped and transported by river to Iquitos. Likewise, from Iquitos, products such as sawn wood, rubber, jute and imported goods leave for Yurimaguas, to later be transported by truck to Chiclayo and Piura.

The cargo moved is mainly cabotage, of the fractional type. The movement of goods registered in Yurimaguas will be carried out through the Yurimaguas Port Terminal. It does not include the liquid cargo corresponding to hydrocarbons that is mobilized at the PETROPERU pier. The concession of the New Yurimaguas Port Terminal - Nueva Reforma is co-financed in nature and for a term of 30 years.


Av. Javier Prado Este 4135, Piso 4 - Santiago de Surco

Lima 15073, Perú

Tel: +511 5002670, Ext. 100 (Reception)

Ing. Carmen Benítez - General Manager



Terminal Portuario de Yurimaguas

Vía de Evitamiento Km. 0.0 Caserío Santa Rosa

Rio Huallaga – Yurimaguas – Alto Amazonas – Loreto

Tel. +511 500 0450

Key port information can also be found at:


Port Location and Contact



Province or District

Yurimaguas - Loreto

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Yurimaguas - Loreto (5.5 km)

Port's Complete Name

Terminal Portuario de Yurimaguas – Nueva Reforma





Managing Company or Port Authority

Consorcio Puerto Amazonas S.A. - COPAM

Management Contact Person

Ruben Del Águila, Commercial Manager

Tel. +511 500 0450

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Aeropuerto Internacional Francisco Secada Vigneta Iquitos - Loreto

LATAM, Viva Airlines, Sky Airlines


Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

The Consorcio Puerto del Amazonas is a Peruvian company that provides shipping, disembarkation, reception and dispatch services of diverse fractional cargo, including special cargo or project cargo. The main goods mobilized are: cement in bags, iron and steel products such as: coils, pipes, wire rod, plates, rods, wood, scrap packages, fragile cargo (glass, tiles), refrigerated cargo, machinery and industrial equipment, among others. In case the specifications of the fractional load match the parameters established for the project load, the specific surcharge (special service) in force must be considered.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

In 2020, the quantity demanded for standard cargo services at the Yurimaguas Port Terminal (17,068 tons) was concentrated only in fractional goods (11,823 tons), containerized (4 596 tons) and bulk liquid (649 tons), which represented 69.3%, 26.9% and 3.8% of the total cargo handled, respectively. This result shows a reduction of 15.1% compared to 2019, where demand reached 20,114 tons.

During 2020, 413 ships were served at the Yurimaguas Port Terminal, which meant a 5.7% drop compared to the previous year, in which 438 ships were served. Referring to distribution of the type of vessels served, 82.1% were river boats, 8.2% river artifacts, 6.5% river pushers and 3.1% river boats.

Seasonal Constraints


Time Frame

Rainy Season


The growing season between the months of March to May and the season of emptying between the months of August to October.

Major Import Campaigns


Other Comments

Because they are meandering rivers, it is necessary to be informed of the changes in the navigation channel and also of the palisades that occur when there are many winds.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls


Container Traffic (TEUs)


Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)


Break bulk (MT)


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)


Conventional Berth

1 120 m 10 m

Dock with two moorings, plus a 10-meter berth for passengers floating and access for passengers.

Container Berth


Silo Berth


Berthing Tugs


Water Barges


Complementary facilities: Construction of buildings for administrative and service areas. Two (2) Container Chassis, one (1) vessel for river works maintenance. Control booths for the facilities, scale for cargo vehicles, drinking water reservoir, water treatment tank, drinking water network and fire protection network, drainage network and primary sewage treatment plant, crown and side gutters, drainage channels, sub-drainage, electrical outlet in the container yards for refrigerated cargo, power house to house electrical generator equipment.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo


Exports - Bagged Cargo


Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports


Port Handling Equipment

All the cargo handling equipment in the port is new, in perfect condition, and they are still not very used due to the little traffic of ships that the port is using.



Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane


1 (30 tons) In good condition

Container Gantries


Mobile Cranes


1 (30 tons) In good condition



1 (45 tons) In good condition

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)


2 (30 tons) In good condition

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines




2 (30 tons) In good condition



5 (5 Tons) & 1 (10 Ton) In good condition

Container Facilities

In the Port of Yurimaguas (COPAM), it has electrical outlets in the container yards for refrigerated cargo, the container storage yard has an area of 10,000 m2, the area has lighting and the entire area is the platform or surface. it is concrete. The port has two units for the movement of containers, the entire surface up to the berth area is made of concrete, it is easy and fast to move the containers from the berth to the yard.


20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available



Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes Yes

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

80 80

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

4 4

Emergency Take-off Capacity



Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

40 40

Customs Guidance

The Yurimaguas Port Terminal has a SUNAT Customs office, but at present it does not have import cargo movement, only passengers in those boats or motorboats that travel to the city of Iquitos. They are waiting to finish the dredging works of the navigation channel of the Huallaga, Marañon, Ucayali and Amazonas rivers. So that ships of greater draft can enter.

For more information on customs in Peru, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.  

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The facilities are available but due to the lack of cleaning and dredging of the navigation channel, vessels of greater depth and capacity cannot enter.

Grain and Bulk Handling

The loading and handling of cereals in the Yurimaguas Port Terminal is only done in loose cargo per bag or bulk, this cargo comes mostly from the coastal area via land and its final destination is the city of Iquitos.

Main Storage Terminal

The Yurimaguas Port Terminal has storage facilities of 6,692 square meters, of which 600 square meters are destined for refrigerated cargo. All the roads or sidewalks to the berth are made of cement, making the handling of the cargo very fast and easy.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

Same as general cargo area

Refrigerated Cargo

1 600 m2

General Cargo

1 6,092 m2


The Port of Yurimaguas offers the services of loading and unloading the vessels according to the rates detailed below, it has the necessary personnel and equipment for the loading and unloading of ships. At the moment they only offer services to vessels transporting loose cargo.

Hinterland Information

Due to the location of the port that is far from the city, the port offers all the services and personnel necessary for the handling of loose cargo, in addition to the movement of containers.

Port Security

The port has a good security service, surveillance cameras, a perimeter fence with olympic mesh and good lighting at night in all areas of the port. In addition, there is a National Police post within the Port facilities.


ISPS Compliant


Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

Level 1

Police Boats


Fire Engines




Av. Javier Prado Este 4135, Piso 4 - Santiago de Surco

Lima 15073, Perú

Tel. +511 5002670, Ext. 100 (Reception)

Ing. Carmen Benítez - General Manager



Terminal Portuario de Yurimaguas

Vía de Evitamiento Km. 0.0 Caserío Santa Rosa

Rio Huallaga – Yurimaguas – Alto Amazonas – Loreto

Tel. +511 500 0450

Corporación Turística Yurimaguas S.A.C.

Calle Elena Pardo # 114

Yurimaguas – Perú

Gerente General - Víctor Hugo Rodríguez

Tel. +5165 351270

Cel. +51 948621011


Trans Pacifico S.A.C.

Jr. Bolívar No. 452, Callería

Pucallpa – Perú

Tel. +5161 578007



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