Salvador (BRSSA)

Port Code BRSSA City Salvador
Port Name Salvador Country/Region Brazil
Category Port City Route SOUTH AMERICA EAST
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Salvador (BRSSA)



The Port of Salvador (Porto de Salvador, port code: BRSSA) is a port located in the Brazilian city of Salvador, the capital of Bahia. It is connected to the historical center of the central city of El Salvador. The port is located in a slum in the area.

The alliance to which the port belongs, and the federal government is responsible for its management by the State Corporation of Bahia Marinas (CODEBA). CODEBA is established to manage and distribute loads throughout the state of Bahia. In order to ensure effective business, the company has launched modern infrastructure and technical support for the Port of El Salvador, including a new passenger terminal, and aimed at improving the port not only the infrastructure, but also other auxiliary measures such as tourism. Since cargo handling has been operated by TECON El Salvador since 2000.

Along the ports Suape (Pernambuco), Itaki (Maranhao) and Pecem (Ceará) are one of the largest port clusters in Brazil. In 2012, the Port of El Salvador ranked the eighth major container port handling.On the other hand, it is the main terminal for import and export goods in northeastern Brazil.

Natural conditions

The port of El Salvador has a tropical rainforest climate, with northeast and southeast wind prevailing. The highest annual average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius and the lowest is 22 degrees Celsius. The annual average rainfall is about 1000mm. Average tide height: 2.3m high tide and 0.8m low tide.


The operation of the Port of El Salvador can be traced back to 1816, and several plans for its development have been established over the course of the last century. From February 25, 1891, he assumed responsibility for the implementation of the new project Dock Company and Bahia Improvement, which was renovated on February 28, 1893, and the International Association of Wharf and Brazil was upgraded on April 2, 1906. The transferee of the company at the Port of Bahia Terminal. As the establishment of larger relevance started the customs’ pier, on January 18, 1911, when he received a small one which had moored for the first release part on July 17, 1911 Steamboat Canaveras, the first ship Dock in the port of El Salvador, which is still under construction.

In the Americas, it was Cologne, one of the busiest ports in the early century, and the headquarters of the Brazilian colony of Salvador. During this period, it was called simply Porto Brazil,And the products sold on the market for his arrival in metropolises and other countries.

Minato Information

The port of El Salvador is connected to the Brazilian interior by trains (operated by Ferrovia Center-King), roads (All Saints Highway and Federal Highway BR-324)Visit the bay of all saints by channel and by sea.The wave protection of the port is 2085 meters long by the breakwater, and the berth is divided into three parts.Handling transoceanic ships in the dual-channel port. The anchorage in the area is 700 meters in width and water depth from nine to ten meters.

The port of El Salvador is 747 nautical miles southwest to Rio de Janeiro, 927 nautical miles to Santos Port, 405 nautical miles to Recife Port in the northeast, and 3355 nautical miles to Cape Town Port in the southeast. The port is protected by north-south breakwaters, the south breakwater extends from land to northwest, and the north breakwater hangs outside the port area. There are four piers stretching from the southwestern east coast: 1. Coastal ship pier, 683 meters long, with a water depth of 7-8 meters at the front. 2. Ocean-going ship pier, 782 meters long, 7-9 meters deep along the edge. 3. Connecting to the wharf, 238 meters long, 8-9 meters deep along the edge. 4. The ten-meter wharf is 370 meters long and has a water depth of 9-10 meters along the edge.

There are 12 main berths in the port area, with a coastline of 2808m and a maximum water depth of 13m. The loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, portable cranes, container cranes, floating cranes, grain unloaders, wheeled suction lifts, forklifts and tugs, etc. The maximum lifting capacity of the portable cranes is 75 tons, and the floating crane can reach 100 tons, the maximum power of the tug is 1242kW. The yard area of ​​the port area is about 100,000 square meters, the warehouse capacity is 150,000 tons, and the oil tank capacity is 100,000 cubic meters. Loading and unloading efficiency: an average of 500 tons of bulk cargo, 1,400 tons of iron bars, and 1,000 tons of dry bulk cargo per day. The terminal is the largest reliable bulk carrier of 100,000 dwt, and the offshore oil berth can berth the largest oil tanker of 150,000 dwt. In 1992, the container throughput capacity was 22,000 TEU. The main export goods are cane sugar, coffee, tobacco, textiles, leather and diamonds, and the main imported goods are stone sleeves, machinery and equipment, fertilizers, wheat and petrochemical products. The main trading partners are the United States, Western Europe, Japan, the Middle East and neighboring countries in Latin America. If you need to work overtime during holidays, you should apply to the terminal company before the previous working day.

container terminal

The container terminal is operated by the Wilson Brothers company TECON El Salvador. Business expansion depends on the signing of contracts by the federal government.

In 2007, more than 3 million tons of cargo was processed through the port of El Salvador, including 2.6 million tons of long-distance cargo and 530,000 tons of domestic cargo (coastal transportation). In the same year, the Port of El Salvador exported 730,000 TEUs (TEUS) of 7.53 million tons of cargo and 710,000 TEUs of imported containers.

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Summary of BRSSA

Salvador Port (Port Code: BRSSA) is a port located in northern Brazil, on the eastern part of the entrance to the Todos os Santos Bay. Salvador has 12 berths, mainly general cargo, one specialized in containers and another in Ro-Ro. Salvador also provides services, clearance and pilotage for the ports of Aratu (including Dow chemicals), Petrobras oil terminal of Madre de Deus and Usiba iron ore terminal, all under separate entries. It is an open roadstead port protected by breakwaters, handling bulk grain, and containerised and breakbulk cargoes. Container terminal is a major feeder to the immediate region and has undergone major expansion. Port handles approximately 5,000,000 tonnes a year. Private Terminals Traffic 11,500,000 tons of crude oil and oil products are handled annually.