Santo Domingo Port (DOSDQ)

Port Code DOSDQ City Santo Domingo
Port Name SANTO DOMINGO Country/Region Dominican Republic
Category Port City Route CENTRAL AMERICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Santo Domingo Port (DOSDQ)


The Port of Santo Domingo (Port of Santo Domingo, DO, port code: DOSDQ) is located at the sea entrance of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The port is suitable for turnover and transit visits. Rio Haina Port is 16 km away.

The Dominican Port Authority (Autoridad Portuaria Dominicana-APD) owns and operates the ports of Santo Domingo (and ports of all countries). In 2007, 389 ships visited the Port of Santo Domingo, carrying nearly 27,500 tons of cargo, including 133,000 TEU of container cargo. More than half of the ships carried nearly 100,000 passengers. The Port of Santo Domingo has a wharf over 2,300 meters long and a 320-meter turntable with a depth of 9.1 meters.

The Don Diego Terminal is a beautiful modern building near the historic colonial city. It contains two tourist reception areas to provide guests with comfort and service. The pier includes a 400-meter-long pier at low tide with a depth of 9.7 meters. The Sans Souci Terminal in Santo Domingo New Port can handle nearly 4,000 passengers and the largest cruise ship in the world. San Sochi Pier is a 250-meter-long pier, 9.7 meters in length at low tide.

The length of the berth on the east coast of Santo Domingo Port is 950 meters and the distance is 5 to 8.8 meters. Punta Torrecilla (213 meters long and 8.5 meters long) supplies cargo of diesel, jet fuel and asphalt. It also handles gasoline from Shell, Texaco and Esso. The San Susie Pier is 302 meters long and 8.5 meters deep, handling passengers and cars. Serving food products, the Molinos del Ozama berth is 183 meters long and 8.8 meters deep. The Granja Mora berth handles vegetable oil and yellow oil in bulk. It is 130 meters long and 5 meters deep. The Pronalba berth is 122 meters long and 5 meters deep. It handles yellow fat, tallow and caustic soda.

The total length of the berths on the west coast of the Port of Santo Domingo exceeds 1,300 meters and the depth is 6.8 meters to 8.5 meters. Four of the berths handle multi-purpose cargo, and one of the berths handles ferries, ferry passengers and trailers. The Don Diego berth is 400 meters long and 8.5 meters deep. Handling diesel and fuel oil for power barges , the Timbueque berth is 120 meters long and 7.3 meters deep.

Santo Domingo Port is undergoing full renovationAs part of the main reconstruction project, it aims to integrate the port area and the colonial city of Santo Domingo to create an attractive destination for cruise ships, yachts and high-end tourism.

The project received legislative support approved in 2005 and is being developed by a private consortium, including the construction of new infrastructure: the restoration of the existing dock, the main dredging of the access channel, the watershed, the new sports dock and 122 acres (0.49 km) 2 ) Real estate development.

The port’s restoration began in early 2006, including the renovation of the Don Diego Terminal (completed in December 2006) and the establishment of the new Sans Souci terminal (completed in early May 2008).

Port information

  • Location: 18°28'19"N 69°52'47"W
  • Local time: UTC-4
  • Weather/climate/prevailing winds: May 15 to September 15.
  • Climate: mostly sunny and tropical. Hurricane season from June to November
  • Main wind: direction ENE-ESE.
  • Average temperature range: 28-30°C.

Don Diego Terminal

The Don Diego Wharf has a modern and functional design, with natural lighting and docks for easy access to the colonial city.

The terminal has two cruise ship reception areas, the north and south wings.

The north wing covers an area of ​​435 square meters (4680 square feet) and is mainly used as a transit reception area. Its most distinctive feature is the large ocean stained glass facade. The terminal also has an entrance hall that provides information, access to international and local telecommunication centers (telephone and internet), currency exchange and toilets.

The south wing can be used as a border crossing point and a home port. It has a spacious 820 square meters (8,800 square foot) hall, including a modular duty-free shop, check-in procedures and dock access.

There are parking facilities for tourists at the terminal, which provides parking spaces for tourist buses to facilitate the coordination of inbound and outbound passengers.

An integrated lighting system includes all the periphery and surrounding areas of Don Diego Wharf to improve the safety of visitors and night visibility; the perimeter of the wharf is completely surrounded by an interlocking fence, and there is a safe circulation area, entrance and exit limited. The terminal also has a security monitoring CCTV system and professional port security personnel.

Don Diego Terminal has ISPS certification.

The specifications of the Don Diego terminal are:

  • Wharf length: 400 meters/1296 feet
  • Pier height AWL: 2.16m/7ft
  • Apron width: 10 meters / 32 feet
  • Mudguard: Panel mudguard-7 feet (2.1 meters) high
  • Distance between bollards: 12 meters / 38 feet
  • Bollard strength: 100 tons pull
  • Water depth during low tide: 9.7 meters / 31.4 feet
  • The maximum length of the car basin: 370 meters / 1200 feet
  • Max LOA allowed: 360 meters / 1166 feet
  • Availability of gangway: No
  • Distance from the pier to the city: 0.1 mile

Sans Souci Terminal

The relationship between the new building and the colony is respectful. The terminal is capable of handling nearly 3,800 passengers and crew, and can accommodate today's largest ship (eagle or similar).

The terminal has the following facilities: luggage handling and disembarkation ground; a 3200 square meters (34,000 square feet) mezzanine floor, which can install immigration, duty-free shops, Internet centers, information desks, bathrooms and other facilities as planned; allowing passengers to see the sanctuary On the ground of Susie Pier, you can also see the river, ocean and colonial city. The second floor is an open area of ​​1,200 square meters (13,000 square feet). It is a spacious pedestrian bridge that crosses all structures and has a passage (boarding/disembarking).

The terminal also provides other facilities, such as: ample luggage and container loading and unloading areas, barrier-free parking lots for tourists and tour operators, complete security systems: CCTV, x-ray detectors and fire detection.

The specifications of the St. Souci Pier are:

  • Wharf length: 250 meters / 810 feet
  • Pier height AWL: 2.16m/7ft
  • Apron width: 30 meters / 97.2 feet
  • Mudguard: Foam-filled suspended mudguard-5 feet (1.5 meters) in diameter
  • Distance between bollards: 5 meters / 16 feet
  • Bollard strength: 100 tons/2-150 tons
  • Water depth during low tide: 9.7 meters / 31.4 feet
  • The maximum length of the car basin: 370 meters / 1200 feet
  • Max LOA allowed: 360 meters / 1166 feet
  • Availability of gangway: Yes, the team pax gangway to the 3rd floor of the terminal
  • Distance from the pier to the city: 1 mile

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Summary of DOSDQ

The Port of Santo Domingo (Port Code: DOSDQ) is a port located at the mouth of the marine entrance to the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The port is suited for both turnaround and transit visits. It contains over 2.3 thousand meters of wharves and a 320-meter turning basin with depth of 9.1 meters. The port of Rio Haina is located 16 kilometres near Santo Domingo. The two ports handle the majority of import traffic to the country. Santo Domingo also handles: Sugar (the major export), grain, coffee, tobacco, bananas and oil. In addition, there are modern facilities for cruise vessels. Approximately 400 vessels, 275,000t of cargo and 100,000 passengers are handled annually.