Iquique Port (CLIQQ)

Port Code CLIQQ City Iquique
Port Name IQUIQUE Country/Region Chile
Category Port City Route SOUTH AMERICA WEST
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Iquique Port (CLIQQ)


The Port of Iquique (Puerto de Iquique) is a port in northern Chile. Adopt West 4.5 district standard time. The maximum draft is 9.14 meters, and the load density of water is 1025. The tidal range is 0.97 meters. The average tidal range is 0.79 meters, and the southwest wind prevails. When entering and leaving the port or mooring at the oil terminal station, the pilot is compulsory. The navigator picks up the ship at 0.55 kilometers outside the breakwater jetty 24 hours a day, where the water depth is 24.38 meters and there is a good anchor grip. Tugboats must be used for mooring and berthing. Communication method, working hours during port holidays: 3 shifts per day, 08:00-15:30, 15:30-23:00, 23:00-06:30.

Port service facilities include: ship repair, refueling, small boats, medical treatment, towing, fresh water, supplies and repatriation, without dry dock and sewage. The port area has consuls from Bolivia, Colombia, Italy, Norway, Panama, Peru, Spain, Sweden and Yugoslavia.

Iquique is an artificial port. There is a breakwater connecting the island and the mainland. The breakwater is 846 meters long. There are 3 berths in the breakwater and 4 berths in the breakwater. On the west side of the breakwater are berths 4 and 5, 270 meters, and the water depth is 9.75 meters in the front. There are 2 small warehouses at the north end for stacking bulk cargo. Tugboats are laid on all berths. There is no crane on the berth, and the cargo is unloaded to the berth by the boom on the ship. The overhead conveyor belts on berths 6 and 7 are used to transport nitrates, which can be used to transport both bulk and packaged goods. There are three tower warehouses, but only two of them work at the same time. The third tower warehouse has a longer conveyor belt for berth 6. The shipment of nitrates has dropped significantly, reaching less than 10,000 tons per month. The fish oil loading equipment is placed underground at Berths 5 and 6, and transports 100 tons per hour. Iquique has been importing semi-refined vegetable oil for use in whale processing plants. No. 4 berth is equipped with a 100 mm diameter oil pipe, which is unloaded by the oil pump on the ship, and there is a 900-ton oil storage tank every day. There is a private freezer in the port, which can store 2500 tons of cryogenic fish. The loading rate of cold fish is 7-8 tons per hour for each handling group. The dedicated unloading area for explosive ships indicated on the chart is no longer in use because there is no barge there Only in special emergency situations, these cargoes can be unloaded on the berth with the approval of the port authorities and must be transferred immediately. To the northeast of the port is an oil terminal station with two submarine oil pipelines leading to the oil tank of Shell Oil Company (volume 36,000 cubic meters). One oil pipe has a diameter of 254 mm and a length of 450 meters, and the other has a diameter of 203 mm and a length of 570 meters, due to the unloading of light oil and fuel oil. The tanker berth can only berth one tanker at the same time, and the ships cannot get close together. In the big fish news season, there are a lot of trawlers entering and leaving Iquique Port, and the traffic in the port waters is busy day and night. Fuel oil can be refilled in the port, and limited supply is provided by tanker trucks. Fresh water is in short supply, and water is generally available from April to December each year. The water pipes on the berth can provide 7 tons of fresh water per hour during the day and 10 tons at night. Other supplies are also less, some naval supplies. All water repairs can be carried out. Diesel motorboats under 500 horsepower can be repaired at the tugboat shipyard.

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Summary of CLIQQ

Iquique (Port Code:CLIQQ) is a port city and commune in northern Chile, capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region. It lies on the Pacific coast, west of the Pampa del Tamarugal, which is part of the Atacama Desert.
The artificial port of Iquique is comprised of a connecting breakwater, 480m in length, that links Serrano Island with the mainland. The port comprises 7 berths and 2 offshore oil terminals. Berths No 1 to 3 are administered by Empresa Portuaria Iquique under multi-operator modality and Berths No 4 to 7 are leased under a mono operator modality at Iquique's International Terminal. Iquique mainly handles containers; principle imports being machinery, iron, oil, explosives, paper, sacks and general cargo. Other cargoes handled include copper concentrates, slag or ores, vegetable and soya oils and petroleum products. It is also a fishing port, with local factories producing fish meal, frozen and canned fish.