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Key port information can also be found at: Maritime-database information for Nicaragua Ports 

Port Overview

It is the second most important port in Nicaragua. Founded in 1955. It is located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in the bay formed by the Deer Island and the Rio Tamarindo León department.

The port is connected to the capital by a paved road, just 70 km from it. It is located at latitude 12º11 'north and longitude 86º48' west.

As a dual port operation, has a natural access channel allowing free traffic of tugboats and barges. This channel marking buoys lighting.

This port is provided with orientation and alignment beam for ships and tugboats.

It is connected to the capital by a nice highway, just 70 km and the same distance from the nearest airport. 

As a dual port operation, has a natural access channel allowing free traffic of tugboats and barges. This channel marking buoys lighting.

This port is provided with orientation and alignment beam for ships and tugboats.

It is connected to the capital by a nice highway, just 70 km and the same distance from the nearest airport.

Coordinates Float Pilot:

North Latitude 12 ° 09 '439

West Longitude: 086 ° 48 '263

LOCATION AND CONTACT OF THE PORT

Country

Nicaragua

Province and District

RAAS (autonomous region of South Atlantic)

Town or city (closest)

EL RAMA

Port Name

Arlen Siu Port Administration (APAS)

Latitude

12.2

length

-86.76667

Company / Port Authority

National Port Enterprise (EPN)

Contact management and post

Lic.  Henry Usaga- Head of Security

husaga@epn.com.ni

Phone 25170202

Port Picture

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Nicaragua Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

It is a dual port operation, where the system of loading and unloading is done by barge .; therefore has two floating docking stations, one for handling of liquid cargo and another for handling solid charge.

Berth for liquid cargo: Compound six metal mooring buoys, which are attached by wires 3 ¼ "with an anchor of 20,000 lbs. Each stabilization to provide security and to download the liquid cargo through the submarine net that has to dump tanks.

Berthing for solid charge: It is composed of four mooring buoys of metal, attached by chains 95 m 2 ½ "and 3 ¼" with two anchors of 5,000 lbs. and two of 20,000 lbs. It also has an intermediate concrete counterweight 16t giving a secure and stable position to perform their loading or unloading operations.

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

CONCEPTS

RATES

RIGHT TO PORT NAVIGATION AND HELP

U.S.$ 0.19 EACH TRB.

pilotage

U.S.$ 0.05 EACH TRB.

Docking and undocking

U.S.$ 0.04 EACH TRB.

STAY SHIPS CONVENTIONAL

U.S.$0.28 MTS. ESLORA HORA

USE OF TOW (BERTH) TANKERS

U.S.$0.10 EACH TRB (C. LÍQUID)

STAY OF PRACTICAL

US $10.00 PER HOUR OR FRACTION

PORT RIGHT TO CHARGE

BULK AND FERTILIZER SACKS

US $5.50 PER T/M.

GOODS BAGS

US $5.50 PER T/M.

ARTICLES OF IRON, STEEL

US $5.50 PER T/M.

CLINKER

US $4.50 PER T/M.

OTHER PRODUCTS

US $5.50 PER T/M.

PETCOKE

US $4.90 PER T/M.

FREIGHT IMPORT. EXPORTENT. HINT

US $0.60 PER T/M. VOL.

WHARFAGES  RATES

CRUDE OIL AND ITS DERIVATIVE

US $0.69 PER T/M

LIQUID GAS

US $6.50 PER T/M

STORAGE FEES

(GENERAL CARGO) IMPORT AND EXPORT

RATES

WAREHOUSE IN 30 DAYS GRACE

US $0.50 DAYS OR FRACTION

PATIO IN 60 DAYS GRACE

US $0.50 DAYS OR FRACTION

ADDITIONAL FEES

WATER SUPPLY

US $3.50 CUBIC METER

ELECTRICITY

US $0.40 KILOWATTS HOUR

FOOD SERVICE (TANKER)

US $2.50 E/SERVICE

NO HANDLING CHARGE SHIPPED

US $2.75 EACH T/M

IMPORT AND EXPORT CARGO DELIVERY DIRECT:

PRODUCT

RATES

Fertilizer (all kinds) and Bulk Bags

US$ 5.50 each TM

Goods Sugar sacks and basic grains (rice, beans, wheat and corn)

US$ 5.50 each TM

Articles of Iron and Steel, Machinery, Equipment, Vehicles

US$ 5. 50 each TM or M³

clinker

US$ 5.00  each TM

Pet Coke

US$ 5.20  each TM

Iron slag

US$ 5.50  each TM

Gypsum

US$ 5.50  each TM

liquefied gas

US$ 6.50  each TM

Other Products (Unspecified General Merchandise)

US$ 5.50  each TM or M³

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

tugboat

US$ 200.00, per hour or fraction

boat

US$ 50.00, per hour or fraction

barge

US$ 250.00, per hour or fraction

crane

US$ 125.00, per hour or fraction

KOMATSU bulldozer

US$ 50.00, per hour or fraction

Mechanical Shovel CASE

US$ 30.00, per hour or fraction

Freight (in response to vessel)

US$ 35.00, per hour or fraction

Lifts (no use in operations)

US$ 60.00, per hour or fraction

Clampshell

US$ 50.00, per hour or fraction

Tractor and Pipe

US$ 30.00, per hour or fraction

Tractor Trailer

US$ 20.00, per hour or fraction

Caterpillar

US$ 50.00, per hour or fraction

Chinguillos

US$ 34.00, per hour or fraction

Scale in response to vessel (loading)

US$ 0.25, per metric ton

Scale (no port customers)

US$ 2.50, per metric ton

trailer

US$ 5.00, per hour or fraction

Bilge Pump

US$ 5.00, per hour or fraction

compressor

US$ 20.00, per hour or fraction

Truck 6-8 T / M

US$ 22.50, per hour or fraction

polines

US$ 1.25, per hour or fraction

Palettes

US$ 1.25, per hour or fraction

Welding Equipment

US$ 12.00, per hour or fraction

lathe

US$ 12.00, per hour or fraction

Polypropylene Cabos

US$  2.00, per hour or fraction

Checker (Extra Time)

US$ 2.50, per hour or fraction

Equipment Operator (Extra Time)

US$ 3.50, per hour or fraction

Wire Rope

US$ 2.00, per hour or fraction

Electrical Generator 80 HP

US$ 22.00, per hour or fraction

Team Ward Nautical (boats, yachts or other means)

US$ 10.00, per hour or fraction each one

Using Conveyor

US$ 1.25 T/M

Rates 

Drydock

SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED

Unit of Measure

Unit price US $

Charges Shipyard

Launching and beaching

Mts. length

$ 63.57

Stay (25 days)

Mts. length/Day

$ 7.20

hull cleaning

hull

Wash with fresh water pressure

Mts.2

$ 4.20

scraping

Mts.2

$ 5.48

Removing and installing fenders Bow and Stern

Unit

$ 927. 05

Commercial Blast SA2 topsides / living

Mts.2

$ 36.30

Application of Paint

Live / dead work to the deck without railing

(Four layers)

Mts.2

$ 5.08

Calibration sheets Hull

Ultrasonic measurements sheets and below the waterline

Point

$ 15.99

Replacing sheets (strakes) 3/8 "steel

Helmet alive / dead work as required

Mts.2

$ 1,150.00

Labeling

Paint brand names openwork

tagline

$ 559.28

Port Handling Equipment

Services to ships

  • Pilotage
  • Tie and Untie
  • Stay

Cargo Services

  • Right to port (Use of Facilities)
  • Storage
  • Wharfage

Special Services

  • Equipment Rental manipulation.
  • Tools Rentals.
  • Services of scale with capacity of 100 tons.

OTHER SERVICES

  •  It has a dry dock where repairs are made to vessels such as (tuna, shrimp, barges, tugs, yachts).

Works as they occur:

  • Change foil helmet.
  • Repairs to the propulsion system.
  • Carpentry.

EQUIPMENT

QUANTITY

ACTIVE

INACTIVE

CAPACITY

TUG

4

3

1

400 HP  / 190 HP

BARGE

5

5

-

350 TONS

BARGE

4

2

2

450 TONS

PANGA OPIP

1

1

-

75 HP

The following additional equipment is available:

  • Sandblast compressors.
  • Electric soldering.
  • Painting Equipment.
  • Wet Blast Equipment (Washing with water pressure).
  • Weld welding.

Equipment

Amount

Capacity

Link Belt crane

1

40 Tons

Link Belt crane

1

70 Tons

Jones crane

2

40 Tons

Lifts ZV

3

12 Tons

JD crawler tractors

3

70 HP

Tow

2

80 HP

Mechanical Shovel

2

 

Fairbank Sacle: We have a Digital Scale with a computer system which is used for the carrying capacity of the trucks that carry or drag, which operates efficiently.Capacity: 100 Tons.

Container Facilities

  • Liquid Cargo
  • Liquid Cargo
  • Crude oil
  • Bunker7

Solid cargo

  • Subject ferrous (steel)
  • Urea
  • Clinker
  • Petcoke

Equipment for ships and tugboats

Wharf

  • Marginal wharf whose platform is concrete, a part that rests on a system of piles and another on a base steel sheet pile. Its length is 180 meters berth width of 22 meters and an average depth of 4.3 meters at high tide and 2.5 meters at low tide, an area equivalent to 3,300 square meters quay

Warehouses and Yards

  • The storage facilities consist of four warehouses or transit warehouses and yards exposed.
  • It is a dual port operation, where the system of loading and unloading is done by barge .; therefore has two floating docking stations, one for handling of liquid cargo and another for handling solid charge.

Berth for Liquid cargo: 

  • Consisting of six metal mooring buoys, which are attached by wires 3 ¼ "with an anchor of 20,000 lbs. Each stabilization to provide security and to download the liquid cargo through the submarine net that has to dump tanks.

 Berthing for solid charge:

  • It is composed of four mooring buoys of metal, attached by chains 95 m 2 ½ "and 3 ¼" with two anchors of 5,000 lbs. and two of 20,000 lbs. It also has an intermediate concrete counterweight 16t giving a secure and stable position to perform their loading or unloading operations.

FACILITIES

Warehouses and Yards

  • The storage facilities consist of four warehouses or transit warehouses and yards exposed. 

DESCRIPTION

AREA M2

CAPACACITY T/M

CELLAR # 01

2, 990

5, 300 T/M

CELLAR # 02

1, 968

3, 500 T/M

CELLAR # 03

5, 626

11, 000 T/M

CELLAR # 04

2, 562

5, 000 T/M

COURTYARDS 1, 4 and PENWAL

66, 344

n/a

TOTAL

79, 490

24, 800 T/M

Customs Guidance

1.3 Nicaragua Customs Information

Main Storage Terminal

In humanitarian contexts Puerto Sandino has conditions for the impost of WFP commodities. It has spaces for storage.

These spaces would be put up to prevent contamination of food products by other materials that are imported into this port.

Know how many one-stop customs and an interagency team to the corresponding import formalities. Its geographic location allows the transfer of supplies to Managua city or any area affected by a disaster.