On August 18, 1999, the Peruvian State, through the MTC, awarded the Matarani Port Terminal for thirty years, through the concession contract for its construction, conservation and exploitation to Terminal Internacional Del Sur S.A. (Tisur), a company that successfully develops, manages and operates the terminal, also contributing to the development of the area, as it is the main logistics support in the Southern Region of Peru.
Among the main products that are mobilized we have regional (mineral concentrate, copper cathodes, wheat, fish meal, used vehicles, billet, etc.) and Bolivians (soy, wheat, etc.); the cargo captured from Bolivia is due to the preference of the port compared to the port of Arica. This project has generated benefits for the towns of Mollendo, Matarani, Dean Valdivia, La Punta de Bombón Cocachacra, which are the Municipalities of the Province of Islay to which a percentage of the gross income of the concession is allocated.
Port website: www.tisur.com.pe
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Matarani – Islay – Arequipa
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Arequipa (115.2 km)
Port's Complete Name
Terminal Portuario Matarani - Arequipa
17°00’ 00” S
76°06’ 23” W
Managing Company or Port Authority
Terminal Internacional Del Sur S.A.
Management Contact Person
Gabriel Monge Aguirre, General Manager
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Aeropuerto Internacional Arequipa Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon
LatAm Airlines, Sky Airlines, Viva Air
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
TISUR has operations areas and specialized teams to attend to the different types of cargo handled in the terminal. The services offered by TISUR are Fractional Cargo and Projects, Containerized Cargo Transportation, Mineral Concentrate Transportation and Bulk Cargo.
- Mooring / Unmooring
- Mooring rental
- Use of Pier (Import, Export, Cabotage and Transhipment)
- Fractional load, Rolling load, Solid bulk cargo (cereals, fertilizers and minerals), Bulk liquid cargo,
- Unloading / boarding of passengers.
- Import storage in silos or Solid bulk cargo - cereals
- ARGOS MARINE EIRL
- CORPORACION DE PRACTICOS S.A.
- MARITIME & SERVICES S.A.C.
- WABISABI SHIP SUPPLY AND SERVICES S.A.C.
- LOYOLA ALVAREZ, JAIME E.I.R.L.
- NAUTILIUS S.A.
- AGENCIAS UNIVERSALES PERU S.A.
- ALDEBARAN PILOTES S.A.C.
- AGENCIA MARITIMA KENRICK DEL PERU S.A.
- PILOTOS DEL SUR SOUTH PILOTS S.A.
- MANUEL IZQUIERDO ZELADA EIRL
- TRAMARSA FLOTA S.A.
Towing Services Companies:
- INVERSIONES MARITIMAS CPT PERU (INMARSA)
- PETROLERA TRANSOCEANICA S.A.
- IAN TAYLOR PERU S.A.C.
- EMPRESA MARITIMA DEL PERU S.A.
- TRAMARSA FLOTA S.A.
- SVITZER PERU S.A.
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.
In relation to traffic in the TPM, during 2020 a total of 426 ships were served, the ships being of type bulk carriers the most representative (64.3% of all ships). During 2020, the TPM handled a total of 6.1 million tons of cargo. It is worth mentioning that 83.7% of the volume total cargo mobilized during 2020 corresponds to solid bulk cargo, followed by fractional cargo (9.7%), liquid bulk cargo (3.5%) and containerized cargo (3.1%). For its part, the rolling load was almost nil, having mobilized 6 tons.
From (January) to (March)
Major Import Campaigns
From (September) to (December)
The export of minerals (Solid Bulk Cargo) has been the majority of cargo in 2020, being 5,077,699 MT.
Handling Figures for 2020
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: https://www.tisur.com.pe/es/tarifario
Type of Berth
Berth w/ 3 moorings (A, B And C). Mooring A handles container shipments, fractional cargo and liquids. Mooring B handles general cargo, clean bulk and fertilizers. Mooring C handles shipments of minerals, clinker and fertilizers.
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Berth for minerals, F mooring just for minerals
For the loading and unloading of Minerals, Two Hermetic Tubular Belts with regimes of 1,500 and 2,000 TM / H. The new Berth “F” for minerals start their services in 2018.
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Multipurpose Dock - Import Cargo 1,747,156 MT
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Multipurpose Dock - Import Cargo 3,907,575 MT
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Multipurpose Dock – In 2020 only 6 MT of Import RoRo Cargo
For the loading and unloading of Minerals, Two Hermetic Tubular Belts with regimes of 1,500 and 2,000 TM / H.
Port Handling Equipment
Thus, to provide the different types of services to the ships (mooring, unmooring and various services), as well as to the different types of cargo (solid bulk, liquid bulk, general cargo, rolling cargo and storage) and containers (handling, transfer, consolidation and deconsolidation, storage, repair, assembly and disassembly, among others), the concessionaire has equipment, vehicles and machinery to handle cargo and care for ships.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
1 Gottwald Crane model HMK 280 (Unloading capacity 63 MT)
1 Liebher Crane LHM 400 (Maximum Capacity 100 MT)
1 Terex Crane (Maximum Capacity 50 MT)
1 Reach Stacker
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
Two fully automated pneumatic absorbent towers: Torre Vigan- 400 Tm / h and Torre Bulher- 200 Tm / h.
4 Fork Lifts
The Tisur container terminal offers comprehensive services to imports, exports, cabotage and services for shipping lines as a warehouse. The Evergreen and Hapag Lloyd shipping lines operate on a regular schedule. Matarani Port also has handling equipment (Reach Stackers, elevators and mobile cranes), transfer, as well as storage, maintenance and operation areas with a capacity for 300,000 containers per year, both in dry and refrigerated cargo. Total container terminal area 22,000 square meters, of which 14,000 square meters are for full containers with a capacity of 1648 TEU's. For empty containers there is a designated area of 8,000 square meters with a capacity of 980 TEUs.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity
Number of Reefer Stations
15 x 25 containers
15 x 25 containers
Emergency Take-off Capacity
900 x day
900 x day
Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
The SUNAT Customs offices are at the entrance to the Port of Paita (before the descent to the town), it offers all services and procedures. The hours of attention are according to office hours. In addition, as in all SUNAT offices, all imports are worked through systems (on line) of the customs itself.
For more information on customs in Peru, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.
According to the statistics obtained in 2020, the TPM demonstrated that it is a multipurpose terminal and specializing more in bulk cargo (liquid and solid and mineral), Rolling Cargo, Containerized Cargo and Fractional Cargo. During 2020, the total number of ships served in the TPM amounted to 426 ships. These ships maintain the characteristic of being, for the most part, of the bulk carrier type.
In 2020, the TPM handled a total of 6.1 million tons of cargo. It is worth mentioning that 83.7% of the total volume of cargo mobilized during 2020 corresponds to solid bulk cargo, followed by fractional cargo (9.7%), liquid bulk cargo (3.5%) and cargo in containers (3.1%). For its part, the rolling load was almost nil, having moved only 6 tons. Container traffic reached 15,322 TEUs in 2020.
Likewise, most containers that move cargo are characterized by being of the 20-foot type, with a participation of 60.4%, reaching 6,698 during 2020. On the other hand, in 2020, the fractional cargo mobilized they were 589,552 tons. With regard to bulk cargo, solid cargo registered 5.1 million tons in 2020; while liquid cargo reached 211,469 tons during the year.
Grain and Bulk Handling
TISUR has two mineral reception, storage and shipment systems. This procedure is carried out with closed warehouses with a total of 420,000 static tons and conveyor belt systems that transfer the mineral concentrate to the warehouse with a nominal capacity of 2,000 and 1,500 tons / hr. The Port has specialized equipment, machinery, infrastructure and fully automated systems to handle different types of bulk. Solid bulks are discharged through pneumatic absorbent towers, silos with static capacity, and an underground conveyor belt; while liquid bulks, such as vegetable oil and alcohol, are handled thanks to a shipping system and tanks for storage service.
Main Storage Terminal
Due to the fact that the port handles more grains, fertilizers, minerals and it also has container movement but it is minimal, it has different areas to store these types of materials. The central roofed warehouse has 4,000 square meters, for grains (corn and wheat) it has 59 silos with a capacity of 75,000 MT. For the handling the mineral concentrate it has five warehouses with a storage capacity of 420,000 MT. It also has an area for container storage with a total of 22,000 square meters available.
Number of Storage Facilities
For Minerals: five warehouses 420,000 MT in total
For grains: 59 silos with storage capacity of 75,000 MT
For liquid bulk cargo: 5 tanks with a storage capacity of 9,900 cubic meters.
Total Area for Containers: 22,000 square meters
In the Matarani Multipurpose Port Terminal, all stevedoring services are in charge of the same port. They handle all the internal services of the port; any need or requirement has to be communicated to the port administration. Due to the type of concession with the Peruvian state, the operator can offer the same all the regular, special and complementary services of the port, except the pilotage and towing of the ships that is provided by one of the associated companies of the port concessionaire, we refer to the company Tramarsa.
As is normal procedure in the ports in Peru, the containers leave the customs to bonded customs warehouses, where the goods are checked. This is at the choice of the importer / exporter who chooses where they can take their cargo. In the vicinity of the port there are several companies that offer this type of services and they are reliable companies. The movement of bulk cargo is collected from the dock of warehouses, silos or certain areas. But always in coordination with SUNAT customs, the movement of this type of merchandise is carried out.
The Port of Matarani has good port security, applies a strict Access Regulation Policies to its facilities, has a private security service, has video surveillance cameras and also has a National Police station. It is governed by the security and safety guidelines and protocols required by the APN (National Port Authority), which apply to ports with services to any vessel.
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