Port of the Republic of Suriname. Located in the northeast of the country, the spring tide range is 2.7 meters and the neap tide range is 2 meters. The largest vessel that can be accepted has a total length of 160 meters, a draft of 6.48 meters and a load density of 1000. The prevailing wind direction is northeast and Southeast. Forced pilotage, pilotage station in Paramaribo. VHF channels 12 and 16 are used for communication between vessels and ports. Port working hours; Monday to Saturday, 07:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00. Night work can be arranged. There are ship repair and repatriation facilities, but no dry dock, sewage facilities, fresh water, food supplies and medical conditions, tugboat towing. Port access restriction: the port is located in the sand bar of comerwyne, with a water depth of 5.49 meters. Sea going ships have to use river tugs to pull in 48.27 km downstream of Mengo. There are two jetties, one 200m long and the other 110m long, with a water depth of 7.3m. One jetty is an oil tanker jetty. The total annual import and export tonnage of the port is 609378 tons, of which bauxite accounts for 421928 tons.
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The Port of Moengo (Port Code:SRMOJ) is a medium sized port, used to be privately owned by Alcoa. It has two jetties of which one is capable of handling oil tankers. Ocean-going ships have to use river tugboats.The Moengo Port has played an important role in this part of Suriname’s history as it was known as Suriname’s liveliest Port for longer than 10 years, exporting one of the country’s valuable commodities, Bauxite.
The port was used by the Suriname Aluminium Company for the loading of bauxite, but was taken over by Traymore NV, who rebuilt it as a general purpose port, which was re-opened in 2008. The District Commissioner officially acted as Harbour Master, but vessel movements, pilotage, etc, were handled by Paramaribo officials.
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