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Port Overview

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

Country

Peru

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

Latitude

17°00’ 00” S

Longitude

76°06’ 23” W

Managing Company or Port Authority

Terminal Internacional Del Sur S.A.

Management Contact Person

Gabriel Monge Aguirre, General Manager

TISUR S.A.

+5154 598585

gmonge@tisur.com.pe

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Aeropuerto Internacional Arequipa Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon

LatAm Airlines, Sky Airlines, Viva Air

Port Picture

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.

Ship Services:

  • Mooring / Unmooring
  • Mooring rental

Cargo Services:

  • 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


Services:

  • 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.

Port Performance

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.


Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

No

From (January) to (March)

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

From (September) to (December)

Other Comments

The export of minerals (Solid Bulk Cargo) has been the majority of cargo in 2020, being 5,077,699 MT.

Handling Figures for 2020

Vessel Calls

426

Container Traffic (TEUs)

15,322

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2020

Bulk (MT)

5,077,699

Break bulk (MT)

589,552

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

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

Maximum Draft

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

583 m

10 m

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.


1280 m18 m

Berth for minerals, F mooring just for minerals

Container BerthN/A


Silo Berth

N/A


Berthing Tugs

N/A


Water Barges

N/A



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

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

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

Other Imports

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.


Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes

1 Gottwald Crane model HMK 280 (Unloading capacity 63 MT)

Good Condition

Container Gantries

No



Mobile Cranes

Yes

1 Liebher Crane LHM 400 (Maximum Capacity 100 MT)

1 Terex Crane (Maximum Capacity 50 MT)

Good Condition

Reachstacker

Yes

1 Reach Stacker

Good Condition

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

Yes

6 Tugmaster

Good Condition

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

Yes

Two fully automated pneumatic absorbent towers: Torre Vigan- 400 Tm / h and Torre Bulher- 200 Tm / h.

Good Condition

Transtainer

Yes

4 Transtainers

Good Condition

Forklifts

Yes

4 Fork Lifts

Good Condition

Container Facilities

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.


Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

820

820

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

15 x 25 containers

15 x 25 containers

Emergency Take-off Capacity

900 x day

900 x day

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

270

270

Customs Guidance

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. 

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

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.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

1 Warehouse

4,000

Refrigerated Cargo

N/A

General Cargo


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

Stevedoring

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.

Hinterland Information

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.

Port Security

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.


Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

Level 2

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

No