Occupied by seven “T” head jetties A´, A to F, fitted for operations with petroleum products, Chemicals and fats, with adjacent storage tanks and pipelines of various companies. Discharge and loading rates vary considerably depending product and prevailing conditions and pier operators should be consulted. At berths 15 to 23, most of them no Longuer operates with Chemicals & by-products, because of enforcements of enviromental standards. All berths fitted with water pipe-lines for fire fighting; foam and floating oil contention barriers available. PNA(Coastguard) has fire-fighting unit stationed at the turning basin, south side.
Section 8 used by sand barges. Sections 9 to 14 available for general cargo, fruit, bulk cargo operations. Grain elevator at berth 13 where storage capacity 16.000 ton. Presently inoperative. Depth alongside section 2 berths is about 8 m and vessels enter on high tide of 1-1,20 m with draft around 8,50 m or even 9,10 m FW, sitting on bottom as close to berth as possible and coming alongside as discharge progresses. Greater caution, of course, is required for loading drafts. It must be noted hat this is an older section of the port. Cargo vessels tend to use berths on western side when more suitable berths not available elsewhere or when discharging rates offered by stevedores more attractive. Vessels up to about 175 m LOA normally use section 2 berths but vessels exceeding this LOA have also operated.