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Barahona (DOBRX)

Barahona, Barahona, Dominican Republic

Port Code DOBRX Port Name Barahona
City Barahona Country/Region Dominican Republic
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 18.209945 Longitude -71.08704
Barahona Port (port code: DOBRX) is an important export port and fishing port in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. It is located on the west coast of the Gulf of Neva in the Caribbean Sea, about 130 kilometers northeast of Santo Domingo.
The port provides facilities for handling break bulk and dry bulk. There are four berths, among which only the sugar and gypsum facilities are used regularly to handle cargo, the other two are used mainly as lay by berths for vessels undergoing repairs or fishing vessels awaiting orders. The sugar mill also exports some bulk molasses.
The two main exports leaving this port are sugar in bulk, which is loaded manually in bags onto vessels where they are bled through the ship's hatches into the cargo holds, and gypsum, which is loaded mechanically by conveyor belt.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are sailing vessels, accounting for about 57%; and general cargo, taking up around 28%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 190 meters. The maximum draught is 7.6 meters. The maximum deadweight is 45,474t.

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