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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

  • NIEUWE HAVEN

    information for this port

    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: smeport@sr.net

    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.

    EQUIPMENT:

    Type

    Units

    Capacity (tonnes)

    Top loaders

    2

    30

    Mobile cranes

    2

    10

    Reach stackers

    4

    45

    Fork-lift trucks

    2

    25

    Fork-lift trucks

    3

    15

    Fork-lift trucks

    12

    2

    STORAGE: Open storage: 25,000 square meters for containers.

    Covered storage: 20,600 square meters.

    Air draft: No restrictions Refrigeration capacity: 16 reefer plugs.

    BUNKERS: Available.

    PROVISIONS: Available.

    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.

    Information on this page was last updated:



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