LOCATION: Latitude: 5° 50' N Longitude: 55° 10' W
ADMINISTRATION: NV Havenbeheer Suriname
Van 't Hogerhuysstraat, Paramaribo.
Tel: +597 40 2375/4044 Fax: +597 40 3691 e-mail: email@example.com
Port manager: A. van Lobbrecht.
Tel: +597 40 2375/4044 Fax: +597 40 3991
Harbour master: E. Fitz-Jim.
Tel: +597 47 4575/6796 Fax: +597 47 2940 Radio Frequency: VHF 16 and 12
Chief pilot: E. Fitz-Jim.
WORKING HOURS: Mon-Fri: 07.30-24.00 Sat-Sun: On request Closed: National holidays.
APPROACH: Paramaribo is on the Suriname River about 21 miles from fairway buoy.
HAZARDS: Sand and mud bars at entrance to Suriname River.
Vessels must be piloted by high tide.
Weather: Fair winds and tropical weather Tidal variation is 3 meters.
TRANSPORTATION: Inland transportation is by road.
JAP International Airport is 45 km from the sea port Zorg en Hoop Domestic Airport is 5 km from the sea port.
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS:
Import: General cargo Exports: Rice, bananas, seafood, lumber.
ANCHORAGE: The anchorage area is beyond the outer bar where there is soft mud.
PILOTAGE: Pilot boards at sea buoy Vessels are requested to send arrival messages 36, 24 and 12 hours prior to arrival at the sea buoy.
TOWAGE: Private tugs are available.
TRAFFIC: Vessel calls per year:
Container: 234 Cruise: 0 Ro-ro: 0 Bulk: 14 Breakbulk: 44.
Reefer: 26. Car carriers: 14.
Cargo handled per year: Less than 750,000 tonnes (of which 40 per cent containerised).
Cargo handled per day: Less than 1,250 tonnes.
STORAGE: Open storage: 25,000 square meters for containers.
Covered storage: 20,600 square meters.
Air draft: No restrictions Refrigeration capacity: 16 reefer plugs.
WATER: Water is available at a rate of 10 tonnes per hour and at US$6.5 per tonne.
FACILITIES: Maximum deadweight: 8,000 dwt.
Maximum draft alongside: 6.5 meters Longest vessel: 220 meters LOA.
Berthage: Berth 1 is 520 meters long with a depth alongside of 6.5 meters.
NEW FACILITIES: The port administration plans to carry out a port expansion and rehabilitation project that will include the removal of one shed and expansion of the car and container storage area.
PRIVATE WHARFS: None.
MEDICAL AID: Academisch Ziekenhuis.
ENVIRONMENT: Not notified.
LLOYD'S AGENT: Handelmij van Romondt NV, Paramaribo.
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