Matarani /

Port information

The Matarani sea terminal, is the main port of Arequipa city, located at 8.5 nautical miles in the north of Mollendo Province and at 465 nautical miles in the south of Callao Province. It has two breakwaters, being a port protected against direct traffic jam of ships. The port is small with a little difficult entry and outlet. It is placed on the bottom of rocks hill.

There are a plant of pneumatic unloading for wheat in bulk, fishing freight platform and transporting band of minerals in bulk, with longitude of 530 meters and a warehouse in the top of terminal, with a capacity for 36,000 tons.

Geographical locations

Lat. 17º 00' S
Long 72º 07' O

Infuence zone

The influence area comprises all the Arequipa city and a part of Moquegua, Cuzco and Puno cities.
Matarani serves also the Bolivian Republic, whose routes of entry are through the Titicaca Lake and a highway of roadbed to La Paz.

In it's influence area, this terminal serves 870 industrial locales and 378 business locales with more than 5 employees each one of them, engaged in the wholesale and retail sale.

Communication routes

There is a route to the Southeast, at 15 kilometers of Mollendo province. At 800 meters of distance from the port, there is another route bifurcates to the North-east, at 50 kilometers to the Panamerica highway in La Joya.

A railway of standard gauge goes 62 kilometers at the Northeast to La Joya and connects to the South railway.

Navigation aids

Port Settlement: 8 hrs.19 minutes.
Tidal Amplitude during syzygies: 0.80m
Average of tidal amplitude: 0.64m
Anchorage Place: It can be done in water from 70 to 31m. on the bottom of sand at the Southwest from the port.
Lighthouses: For the demarcation and signals of the port entry, there are 3 lighthouses installed whose characteristic of flashes is 3 x 1, which are located as follows:

1 in the south breakwater, red light visible at 6 miles.
1 in the east breakwater, white light visible at 8 miles.
1 in the headland named "Pan de Azúcar". White flash and 8 miles of reaching.

A lining marker of fixed green light for the marking from the real 104º.
A signals marker of the channel entry is fitted in the green light of the aluminum tank and another installed in the chalet Nº 5, with affiliation 80º.
A yellow buoy to demarcate the entry of the left side from the channel located at 10mm of depth.
A projector of four fixed white lights for the night works, located at the East breakwater, ground site.

Port Protection: It has an artificial protection through breakwater with the following characteristics:

Breakwater South: 650 meters long.
Breakwater East: 145 meters long.
Channel Of Entry: Wide of 140 meters and depth of 13 m. in it's mean part, allowing the entry and outlet of ships from 9.5m of draft.

Port facilities

Marginal Freight Platforms: For direct traffic jam of ships. Size 450 mts. Long and 20.15 mts. wide.
Moorings: The Marginal Freight Platform has three moorings for ships from 460 m. of length and to 30m. of draft. The draft at the bottom of the freight platform, has an average of 9m. referred to the low mean tide.
Expansion of Freight Platform: The marginal freight platform has had an extension of 90.50 meters, which allows to have a mooring room. The depth at the bottom of freight platform is of 9 m. in this mooring, the reception tower of transporting band for minerals is installed.
Marginal Medium Wall: Size 50 meters. its capacity of traffic jam is for small shipments until 8' of draft.

Fishing Freight Platform:

Longitude: 90.50 meters.
Width: 25,000 meters.
It is for traffic jam of small boats.

Floating Material:

2 high seas tugboats: one 800 HP and another of 720 HP.
2 wood boats, with diesel engines.
2 Iron Flat-bottomed Boats.
Water supply: It has two reservoir tanks of 20,000 and 100,000 gallons for internal consumption and for the ships.
Electric power: it has one Power Plant, with installed capacity of 600 KW.
For the reception of wheat in bulk: The terminal has a Pneumatic Tower with two pumps of suction. The capacity of each pump is for 100 tons per hour. The storage is made in 12 silos with a total capacity of 11,000 tons.
Shipment Equipment of mineral in bulk.
Security Equipment against fires.

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