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Paramaribo (SRPBM)

Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname

Port Code SRPBM Port Name Paramaribo
City Paramaribo Country/Region Suriname
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 5.812582 Longitude -55.165705
Paramaribo (Port Code:SRPBM) is situated on the west bank of the Suriname River, 12nm above its mouth. Paramaribo is also know by it's local name as Nieuwe Haven. Bulk and general cargo can be handled at the New Harbour by existing equipment. Specialised cargo is accommodated at the port's wheat jetty, banana wharf, oil tanker terminals and privately owned liquefied gas terminal. A private cement wharf is a further 5nm upstream from Paramaribo and 2 ore carrier berths are at Paranam (see separate entry), a further 29nm upstream from Paramaribo.
Cargo handled: General cargo, containers, cement, grain, fertiliser, sugar, oil products, lumber and shrimps. The main exports are bananas, rice and timber. Imports include flour, cement and petrochemicals. The district commissioner officially acts as harbour master, but vessel movements, pilotage, etc, are handled by Paramaribo officials. Approx 515,000t of cargo, 59,500TEUs and 1,000 vessels handled annually. Max size: Paramaribo: LOA 220m, 8,000DWT, draught 8.5m.

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