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GENERAL COUNCIL
2013-2014
  • PRESIDENT:
    Grantley Stephenson
  • VICE PRESIDENT:
    David Jean-Marie
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
    Carlos Urriola-Tam
  • GROUP A CHAIRMAN:
    Roger Hinds
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Hernan Ayala-Rubio
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Kim Clarke
  • GROUP A REPRESENTATIVE:
    Marc Sampson
  • GROUP B CHAIRMAN:
    Ernest Taylor
  • GROUP B REPRESENTATIVE:
    Juan Carlos Croston
  • GROUP C CHAIRMAN:
    Stephen Bell
  • GROUP C REPRESENTATIVE:
    Cyril Seyjagat
  • GROUP D CHAIR:
    Jeanine Liong-A-San

  • CARTAGENA

    information for this port

    LOCATION: Latitude: 10° 24' N - Longitude: 75° 32' W

    ADMINISTRATION: Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena

    Manga, Terminal Mar'timo, Cartagena, Colombia.

    Tel: +57 5 6608071/7781 - Fax: +57 5 650 2239

    e-mail: gbenedetti@sprc.com.co or lguerrero@sprc.com.co

    website: http://www.puertocartagena.com

    General manager: Alfonso Salas Trujillo.

    Tel: +57 5 660 8071/7781 - Fax: +57 5 650 2239

    Radio frequency: All port communications on VHF Channels 11 and 16

    Harbour master: Capt Gonzalo Parra, Capitan'a de Puerto.

    Tel: +57 5 664 3237 - Fax: +57 5 664 4303 - Radio frequency: VHF Channels 11 and 16

    Working Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

    APPROACH: Cartagena Bay (Bah'a de Cartagena).

    HAZARDS: No hazards to shipping lines either approaching the port or in port.

    TRANSPORTATION: Inland transportation is mainly by road and river. The highway system is four miles from the port. Average unloading time for trucks is 35 minutes and loading time is 45 minutes.

    Rafael Nu-ez International Airport is 10 km from the sea port.

    IMPORTS AND EXPORTS: Imports: Machinery, specialized equipment, food products, toys, cotton, household appliances, auto parts and many others.

    Exports: Coffee, synthetic resins, nickel, tobacco and chemical products.

    WEATHER: Hot and tropical (23° to 34°C) winds, varying according to season. North winds blow during the dry season (Dec-Apr). Southerly winds, less frequent and intense, during the rainy season (May-Nov).

    Tidal range is 32 cm - Apron surface is 2.50 meters above MLW.

    ANCHORAGE: Anchorage is located 0.8 km south of Fort Pastelillo and off Punta Castillo 10° 24' N, 75° 32' W.

    PILOTAGE: Compulsory. The pilot station is about 8 nautical miles from the main berths at the Port of Cartagena. Pilots board at 10° 19' 04" N, 75° 36' 14" W - the first sea buoy at the entrance to the Bay Canal. Pilot can be contacted on Channels 11 or 16. Pilot call sign is Bocachica Pilot.

    Three privately owned pilotage companies, Pilcar Ltda, Colpimar and Practicol Ltda, handle all traffic entering Cartagena and nearby Mamonal.

    TOWAGE: Compulsory for vessels over 2,000 dwt.

    Three privately owned companies, Coremar Ltda, Remolcar Ltda and Recar Ltda, undertake towage in and around the port.

    TRAFFIC: Average vessel calls per year:

    Containerships: 976 - Cruise: 220 - Ro-ro: Not known - Bulk: 11 - Breakbulk: 380

    Cargo handled per year: More than 1 million tonnes.

    Cargo handled per day: 6,000 to 6,999 tonnes.

    EQUIPMENT:

    Type

    Units

    Capacity (tonnes)

    Post-panamax gantry crane

    2

    52

    Mobile gantry crane

    2

    100

    RTG

    4

    n/a

    Reach stacker

    3

    n/a

    Yard hustler

    20

    n/a

    Top lifter

    6

    n/a

    Four shore cranes available:

    2 Gottwald HMK 280 E mobile container cranes (one model 94, one model 97)

    Maximum reach: 45 meters. - Minimum reach: 11 meters. - Spreaders: Bromma, automatic 20 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft - Efficiency: 22 moves per hour (average net).

    One Impsa post-panamax gantry crane (model 1996)

    Maximum reach: 50 meters. - Spreaders: Bromma Automatic 20 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft. Efficiency: 34 moves per hour (average net).

    One Noell post-panamax gantry crane (model 1999)

    Maximum reach: 48 meters. - Spreaders: Bromma Automatic 20 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft. Efficiency: About 36 moves per hour (average net).

    STORAGE: Open storage: 92.5 acres for container marshalling. Maximum static capacity: 13,972 TEUs. Maximum operative capacity: 12,150 TEUs. - Average yard occupancy: 4,678 TEUs (39 per cent of total container yard) - 20 additional acres claimed for further expansion - Covered storage: Total covered area 28,110 square meters.

    Warehouse No

    Type

    Capacity (sq m)

    1

    LCL imports

    7,760

    2

    LCL exports

    7,186

    3

    Coffee

    7,760

    4

    Nickel

    2,246

    5

    IMO LCL imports/exports

    2,178

    Shed

    General cargo

    980

    Ore and bulk cargo facilities: Covered shed with 936 square meters of storage.

    Refrigeration capacity: 166 reefer outlets and voltage as follows: Main yard reefer station: 72 plugs/440 volts (includes monitoring system) - Diesel power pack: 50 plugs/440 volts - Shed No 2 station: 20 plugs/440 or 220 volts - Shed No 3 station: 24 plugs/440 volts or 220 volts.

    BUNKERS: Supplies provided by Mobil de Colombia in the Port of Cartagena and in Cartagena Bay. Mobil operates the 1,240 dwt tanker 'Uraba' supported by two IFOS-only barges of 1,000 dwt, the 'Cachalote' and 'Zulia'; the 1,100 dwt IFOS/MGO 'Arquimedes'; and the 180 dwt MGO-only 'Barracuda'. Mobil can also supply MGO by truck ex quay.

    PROVISIONS: Marine supplies provided by private companies and port operators.

    WATER: Fresh water is available ex quay at SPRC and by barge at SPRC and Edurbe. Three barges of up to 600 dwt available. Forty-eight hours' notice required. Sociedad Portuaria de Cartagena is prepared to provide around 25,000 tonnes of water per month, 2,000 tonnes per vessel at a cost of US$4.80.

    FACILITIES: Eight berths as described, contiguous berthing space of 418 meters.

    Maximum draft alongside: 45 meters - Longest vessel: 300 meters LOA.

    Berth No

    Length (metres)

    Min. depth (ft)

    1

    202

    29

    2

    202

    36

    3

    184

    36

    4

    134

    34

    5

    202

    39

    6

    184

    39

    7

    209

    44

    8

    209

    44

    9 (under construction)

    180

    44

    10 (cruise ships only)

    180

    31

    MEDICAL AID: University Hospital is 5 km from the port - The privately run Naval Hospital is 3 km away.

    ENVIRONMENT: An environmental master plan has been drawn up to cover all areas of operation including procedures for the disposal of liquid and solid waste. An environmental committee has been set up to put the environmental management plan into action.

    LLOYD'S AGENT: Hudson Ltda, Bogota.

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