La Plata (ARLPG)

Port Code ARLPG City La Plata
Port Name La Plata Country/Region Argentina
Category Port City Route SOUTH AMERICA EAST
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of La Plata (ARLPG)



Puerto de La Plata is a port on the west bank of the Parana River in Argentina. Adopt West 4 District Standard Time. The maximum draft is 9.1 meters. The load density of water is 1025. The tidal range is 1 meter. Westerly wind prevails. Mandatory pilotage. The general connection uses 524 kHz to communicate with the LOM station. It is mandatory for ships over 400 tons to use tugboats to assist in berthing and sailing. Vessels over 160 meters in length are prohibited from navigating on the San Diego River at night. Ships entering the port must maintain a distance of 0.6 meters between the keel and the bottom of the river. Ships are not allowed to overtake or traverse when driving in the port area and navigation channel. When a ship enters the channel entrance, other ships parked at the GRAN Wharf are not allowed to sail. When the port visibility is less than 1000 meters, or the wind speed is greater than 50 kilometers per hour, ships are not allowed to sail. See Port Blanca for port holidays. Working hours are 07:00-19:00, overtime is allowed. The port has facilities and services such as ship repair, refueling, boats, medical treatment, towing, sewage, fresh water supply, supplies, repatriation, etc. No dry dock. The port city has consular offices in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Norway, and Peru. The port mooring facilities include: 4 general cargo berths, 11 oil tanker berths and a U-turn port basin for ships under 175 meters in length. The tanker berth has oil storage tanks and oil pipelines, which directly lead to the refinery and the port of Blanca. The grocery berth has a variety of lifting equipment, and there are regular flights to the United States and Japan.

Puerto de la Plata is the first port at the mouth of the La Plata River in Argentina. Located on the other side of Gaggino, Ca Gilberto. It is in Italy and Ortiz Rosas, Ensenada, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15 kilometers from the city center of La Plata. With a draft of 28 feet, this port also has a shipyard.


Puerto La Plata is located 10 kilometers south of the city’s estuary, 60 kilometers by land and 37 kilometers by sea from Puerto La Plata to Buenos Aires.

It is located in Gaggino Gaggino, Italy and Gilberto Ortiz Rosas, Ensenada. The geographical coordinates of the port, according to WGS 84, are: 34o 52,00210' south latitude, 57o 53,99408' west longitude; it is converted into Gaussian coordinates Kruger (Faya 6): 6.141.791,43440 meters North and 6.417.715,47260 meters east.

Port distribution

New container terminal -Tecplata

Tecplata SA container terminal company, the concession for the construction and operation of specialized containers has been granted for a period of 30 years, and it has chosen to renew a port terminal with a total area of ​​42 hectares. The investment in the first phase is u$s 450 million for the expansion, and it is estimated that in the second phase, an investment of u$s 150 million is estimated. These investments will give a final business capacity of approximately 800,000 standard containers (teus) per year.

With this equipment, the Port of La Plata, through its new Tecplata terminal, provides the fleet with permanent, large-scale, first-class infrastructure technology and safe, high-efficiency capabilities.

This modern infrastructure enables our port to provide containerized cargo or a complementary alternative to regional ports from Argentina to other countries’ public ports and similar foreign conditions; avoiding increased transportation transfers and allowing Argentine products to compete on an equal footing in the global market .

The Tecplata terminal project and investment are:

Infrastructure engineering:

●600 meters of dock
●Plazoleta 250,000 square meters of container handling and storage
●Pavement beach and trucks 30,000m2
●Administrative offices, changing rooms, construction support, seminars and gates (depending on the project CGPLP)
●Opening dredging to 34 feet draft


●4 doors of the latest generation of gantry cranes

●9 sets of equipment Trastainers type RTG

●20 forklifts and trailers

●Equipment small beach

contact method:

Calle Río de Janeiro Oeste, entre Muro y Alsina – 1923 Berisso – Puerto La Plata Provincia de Buenos Aires – Argentina

Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 2030 – Of. 301- 1107 Ciudad de Buenos Aires – Argentina

Contact number: +54 0221 644-2200 |

Official website:

Pier YPF

The terminal YPF provides a lot of liquid fuels and chemicals from Ushuaia to Corrientes in the Argentine Republic, through the Argentine river coast and the Atlantic coast for the domestic market, and these products are exported and imported.

The national oil company YPF has two major wineries in Argentina: the winery Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza, which provides all the Argentine Andean corridors and the winery YPF La Plata, which provides the coastline of the country’s rivers and seas, mainly through the La Plata The port terminal of Puerto Plata.

The terminal's shipments are using the central dock terminal, which is the principle of domestic fuel distribution carried out by 5 exports, making it a strategic terminal in Argentina.

YPF SA was granted an exclusive license to use the large dock wharf including adjacent land. The terminal is divided into two central terminals: Ensenada and Berisso on both sides, with a total area of ​​163,363.20 square meters.

The upper side of Berisso has a length corresponding to points 14, 15, and 16 and 17,773 meters, where the piers 1, 2 and 3 in this area have the company’s 97637.13 square meters of pier event venues. On the Ensenada side, there is an exclusive shoreline length of 568 meters corresponding to terminals 10, 11 and 12, and the surface of the terminals 6, 6A, 7 and 8 is 20,186.60 square meters.

The YPF refinery is one of the most important institutions in South America and one of the most dynamic industrial assets in Argentina, with a refining capacity of 189,000 barrels per day. It has the ability to process all kinds of crude oil that has produced a wide range of products throughout the country. It has a processing plant for base oils, paraffin, asphalt and aromatic extracts and petrochemical products.

contact details:

Calle Baradero 777- Ensenada

Contact number: 0221-442-4000 to 4999 / 0221-442-6000 to 6999

Official website:

Pier Copetro

The terminal Copetro is dedicated to the distribution and processing of coal-to-liquid, refining or crude oil. It is located on the side of Ensenada del Puerto La Plata and covers an area of ​​115,909.30 square meters. It has an area of ​​approximately 400 meters that can be used for dedicated stations, Terminals 7 and 8. Shoreline.

The terminal Copetro is of strategic importance because it receives the YPF coal refinery from the Mendoza and Terminal South-based Shell Refinery La Plata, Lujan de Cuyo; the coal supply stands in the city of Puerto Madryn in Chubut province in various countries And the International Industrial Calcining and Processing Factory Aluminum Company.

Throughout its 25-year history, the company has met the demand for coal-burning oil in the domestic market, while exports have a surplus in foreign markets.

The company assumes a firm commitment to the environment. There is a unit that stores 55,000 tons of raw materials and is completely isolated from the outside, with a 1,200-meter covered conveyor belt and an innovative ship charging system.


Calle Av. Ortíz de Rosas y Gaggino – Acceso 1 – Puerto La Plata, Ensenada – Buenos Aires – Argentina

Contact number: (0221) 469-5156 | (0221) 469-5044 | (0221) 469-5195 | (0221) 460-1303 | (0221) 460-1306

Public dock

As a public port, the civil terminal has its mission to provide society with the ability to effectively perform operations, ensuring the transfer of goods and customers between rivers and land transportation means, inland is conducive to the development of commercial activities abroad. This is why the alliance management and public management uses two terminals like Ensenada Berisso, which can enable different types of ordinary freight operations and development.

On the Ensenada side of the central pier, the piers Copetro and YPF, pier 9 has a length of 275.37 meters, it has all the services and the ability to operate with a 28-foot vessel draft. There is an area of ​​17,850 square meters of reinforced concrete laid back at the back of the location. It also has a modern monitoring system CCTV, lighting, fire fighting system and leakage control, ship power sockets and fire hydrants. The terminal and the supporting area are directly connected to the main operation area of ​​Ensenada, continuously monitored and connected, and the PNA personnel and vehicles are authenticated by ISPS rules established through control. In addition, the terminal is linked to the port railway system.

At the edge of Berisso, which has a length of 398.50 meters and a draft of 23 feet, the docking depth of Piers 18 and 19, with 2 hectares of support surface, CCTV monitoring, location of lights, power outlets and water intakes. As for the land use rights, the dock and its supporting area, which are located a few meters from the area where Berisso enters the area, are also subject to long-term monitoring.

contact details:

Calle Gilberto Gaggino Esq.Italia S/N – Ensenada


(0221) 469-4768 | Operations

(0221) 460-2196 | Transportation

Santiago West Pier (Cabecera Río Santiago Oeste)

The Port of San Diego West Wharf has a total area of ​​41 hectares of space for the future development of San Diego East, together with the Dog Peninsula. Santiago West Pier East is located at the central large pier at the entrance of the Ensenada Margin Canal, due to the limitations of the Santiago River and Canal West. The Dog Peninsula is a small part of the triangle shape located on the west side of the canal and Rio Santiago on the west side of River Head West Road in Santiago.

There is an internal dock, a tax warehouse of 42,100 square meters, and two warehouses with a total area of ​​11860 square meters. The total construction area is a collection of sandy beaches. They also operate terminals 4 and 5 at Terminal 3 West Side Canal and San Diego River Sites. They have permanent surveillance, CCTV surveillance, and personnel and vehicle control according to ISPS rules. In addition, this area has the possibility of being connected with general railway ports.

An important investment in itself, the reconstruction of Terminal 4 was initiated in 2010 and completed at the end of 2013, making the reconstruction a 173-meter extension of San Diego on the river bank. This terminal will allow the transportation of large vehicles and Panamax ships or the same type of mooring. Ahead is the depth of the pier designed for a draft of 0 to 36 feet.

Currently, vehicles and machinery in these areas are operated by Asians, and the tax warehouse managed by the Port Management Association La Plata has a capacity of 3,000 vehicles. This inventory is monitored by all the control systems needed for Argentine customs clearance.

contact details:

Calle Gilberto Gaggino Esq. Italia S/N – Ensenada

Tel: (0221) 469-4768 | Operations (0221) 460-2196 | Transportation

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Summary of ARLPG

The Port of La Plata (Port code:ARLPG) is located about 55 kilometers southeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Port of La Plata is nine kilometers inland on the Rio de la Plata. Its deepwater facilities are located at Ensenada.The port of La Plata consists of 2 main berthing areas, Gran Dock and the Puerto Ingeniero Rocca Berth. Gran Dock is principally used by tankers from the National oil fields. Crude oil, petroleum products and liquid gas are handled. There is a refinery which is being continually extended, the pipeline to Puerto Rosales (Bahia Blanca) supplies much of the crude. There is also a petrochemical plant from which benzene and other petro chemicals are loaded. The Puerto Ingeniero Rocca Quay is the site of a cold rolling steel mill where imports of raw materials (in coils) are transformed into cold rolled steel sheets and wire for export. Approx 3,000,000t of cargo is handled annually. Load line zone: Summer. Max size: LOA 215m, beam 30m.