State Owned Wharf Known As “Muelle Ultramar”


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Made of reinforced concrete 320 meters length 22 meters wide and joined to shore by a 220 meters reinforced concrete causeway. Plans are to extend 50 m southward this wharf. The grain terminal, owned and operated by Terminales Graneleras Uruguayas S.A., consists of a conveyor belt which lies on the quay connected to the grain silos; a rail-mounted dockside grain loading tower and chute installed for loading/discharge ops. Loadrate 800 TPH. Elevator storage capacity 72.000 ton. The grain conveyor belt being laid onto the quay means there is little room to work citrus on the northern arm of the wharf when so required (84 m length x 22 m width). The original section of the quay at the southern end is equipped with 1 obsolete 2 1/2 ton cranes and barges can operate from either side of the wharf. The berth lies parallel to the current, depth alongside 9,75 m at datum. In 2011 total cargo handled including exports of grain, citrus, sugar, logs and fertilizers imports, were 2.313.000 tons.