Peru commercial port on the west coast of South America.Located in the middle of the country's coast, a suburb of Lima.The sea route is 1350 nautical miles away from Balboa port in the north, 3990 nautical miles away from San Francisco port, 1306 nautical miles away from Valparaiso port in Chile in the south, and 9404 nautical miles away from Shanghai port. The port is on the northwest coast of kayao City, surrounded by two breakwaters.There is Saint Laurent island in the southwest outside the port as a barrier, and there are four small dikes in the middle and south of the port, which extend from the land bank to the northwest.There are two berths on both sides of the jetty, and the water depth is 9.7-10.9 meters;There are four berths along the bank in the south of xiaotudi, with a water depth of 10-10.9 meters.In addition, there are four berths on both sides of the jetty extending from the south breakwater to the northeast, with a water depth of 9.1-10.6 meters;There are also two oil tanker berths in the northwest breakwater, with a water depth of 10.9 meters.With a total of 23 berths, Hong Kong is the most modern port on both sides of South America. Three quarters of Peru's imports and one quarter of its exports pass through this port, with an annual throughput of about 5 million tons.
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Callao Port (port code: PECLL) is the major commercial seaport of Peru. It is situated south of the Rimac River at the tip of a peninsula protected by the offshore island of San Lorenzo and a promontory, approximately 15 kilometers from the capital Lima.
Enclosed and protected by two breakwaters, the port covers a land area of 47.3 hectares, including 26.4 hectares for cargo storage, and it contains 29 berths for sea going vessels handling approximately 70% of Peruvian foreign trade cargo. It also has three silos with capacity for almost 25.8 metric tons of grains.
The port is well-equipped to handle the full range of cargoes. It handles around 13 million tons of cargo and 728,000TEU annually. The main exports leaving this port include zinc, lead, barium sulphate, petroleum products, wood, minerals and metals, fish oil, copper, coffee, fishmeal, textiles and textures. The principal imports entering this port are maize, rice, wheat, fuel, sugar, grain, solid fuel, motor vehicles and spare parts, vegetable oils, cereals, iron and steel, dried chemicals, liquid chemicals, gas and liquefied products, wheat flour.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 52%, and tankers, taking up around 10%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 393 meters. The maximum draught is 14.3 meters. The maximum deadweight is 154,792t.
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