Santos Brazil Port Information


Santos, Brazil / Port Information
Courtesy of S.I.S.

SANTOS, Sao Paulo State

Lat 23° 56' S; Long 46° 20' W. Situated about 336|km SW of Rio de Janeiro, and connected to the Atlantic Ocean by a natural channel, approx. 9·6|km. Principal port of Brazil and largest port in South America

Admiralty Chart: 19 Admiralty Pilot: 5

Time Zone: GMT - 3|h UNCTAD Locode: BR SSZ

Principal Facilities:

Authority: Companhia Docas do Estado de Sao Paulo (CODESP), Av. Conselheiro Rodrigues Alves s/n, 11015 Santos SP, Tel: (13) 233 6565, Fax: (13) 233 3080

Officials: Port Director: Marcelo de Azeredo. Port Captain: Gilberto Roque Carneiro

Documentation: Customs: Crew list (one original and two copies), personal effects list (one original and two copies), stores list (one original and two copies), spare parts list (one original and two copies), cargo manifest and bill of lading (if vessel has cargo aboard for Santos)

Health Department: Crew list (one original), vaccination list (one original)

Approach: The harbor is formed on the E by the Island of Santo Amaro and on the W by the Island of Sao Vicente. In a calm and completely protected channel which is 300 to 700|m wide with 12|m min depth and extends from the bar to the 'Macuco Novo' quay

Anchorage: In pos 24° 01' 00" S; 46° 20' 30" W in depth of approx. 11·0|m

Pilotage: Compulsory. Pilot boards vessel NW of Palma Island. In the event of heavy seas the pilot launch will lead the vessel into smoother waters where it will be possible for the pilot to board on the sheltered side of the vessel. Requisition for pilot should be made 2|h in advance. Rates on application

Radio Frequency Information: VHF Channel 16 (pilot station)

Weather: Heavy mist in the mornings during the winter and rainy season

Tides: Average tidal variation 1·5|m

Largest Vessel: 80|000|dwt, 295|m loa, 12·2|m|d

Accommodation: The maneuvering basin is 250|m wide in depth of 11·5|m. Depth alongside the docks varies from 5 to 13·5|m; Inflammables Island (Barnabe), 8|m; Alamoa Terminal, 10|m; Saboo Quay, 10|m; Conceicaozinha Terminal, 12·5|m (All HWS). Depth in the NE part of the recommended anchorage varies between 10|m and 13|m. Dock space available is 10|800|m of which 6700|m is for general cargoes. Special warehouses for inspection and sorting of coffee. Facilities are available for the handling of bulk maize, bagged sugar, bulk sugar and cotton. Height of dock surface from water level is 4·28|m at LT and 1·4|m at HT. Facilities for bulk wheat: Warehouse No.9, 7|m|d, three pneumatic dischargers, two with a cap of 60|t/h and one with a cap of 150|t/h. Warehouse No.13, 11|m|d, three pneumatic dischargers, two with a cap of 60|t/h, and one with a cap of 150|t/h. Warehouse No.26, 8|m|d, four pneumatic dischargers, two with a cap of 120|t/h and two with a cap of 150|t/h. Average discharge figure is about 1200 to 1500|t/24|h berth. Discharging into rail wagons, lorries or to silos. Storage cap of silos near each discharge berth: Moinho Santista, 18|000|t; Moinho Paulista, 20|000|t; Santos Dock Co 30|000|t. Bulk fertilizers discharged by shore cranes into rail wagons and/or lorries. Ultrafertil, one of the main fertilizers importers, have a terminal at Piacaguera Terminal, 164|m long with a 10|m|d and can handle only one vessel at a time. Discharge by off-loading machine connected to conveyor belt system at the daily rate of 3500-4000|t. The Dow Quimica Terminal is 253|m long with a 10|m|d. Railways: 205|km of tracks connected to the Santos-Jundiai and Sorocabana railways and linking the port with the whole of the country

FREE PORT: The port of Santos is a free port for shipments to and from Paraguay and Bolivia, having road connection to Puerto Stroessner in Paraguay and rail connection to Santa Cruz in Bolivia

Storage: 36 warehouses with a cap of 650|000|t, and adjoining the docks 39 external with a cap of 2|000|000|t. Also one cold store warehouse, three wheat grain silos, 101 tanks for liquid inflammables and various yards and buildings (area 158|187|m2). For various bulk liquids (cap 392|051|952|m3); liquid gas (6|671|230|m3). There is a 250|m long terminal for liquid chemicals which can accommodate vessels of up to 18|000|dwt. 24 privately owned tanks for frozen juice each of 750|t have been constructed near the quays and is piped to the dock side at a rate of 400|t/h

Cranes: 157 electric cranes from 1·5|t to 30|t cap, 39 truck cranes of 4·5|t to 80|t cap, three link cranes of 9|t to 11|t cap plus a variety of container handling equipment. There are two floating cranes of 150|t and 250|t cap and various grain unloading equipment

Provisions: ISSA members available

Water: Fresh water can be obtained from hydrants situated every 30|m along the docks at the rate of 20-40|t/h. There are three water barges of 250, 450 and 500|t which supply water at 30|t/h. Only a limited amount of water is available at Barnabe Island

Container and Ro/Ro Facilities: Containers handled next to the yard beside warehouse 35 on Macuco Quay; one travel lift, four van carriers and cranes, including one of 250|t cap available

There is a modern container terminal at Conceicaozinho on the left bank of the river, on the opposite side to the dock system. It covers an area of 32|ha and is equipped with five container gantry cranes of 35|t cap on the quay and various yard gantries, front handlers, tractors and trailers etc. There are three large warehouses for storage of unstuffed volumes and a centre for container repair and maintenance and 210 points for refrigerated containers. The terminal has road and rail connections with the city of San Paulo and the interior of the state. Three vessels can work simultaneously alongside the quay which is 510|m long and has a depth alongside of 13·5|m. Ro/ro facilities are available on the right bank of the river. A bonded terminal with warehouse is under construction, owned by a private company and located outside the dock area, stuffing and unstuffing of containers already operational. Other facilities are also being completed

Ore and Bulk Cargo Facilities: Steel Works: Owned by Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA) who have their own terminal at Piacaguera. There are two quays each 300|m long with a depth of 10|m accommodating two vessels each simultaneously. Quay No.1 for the loading of steel products for export. Quay No.2 for the discharge of iron ore and coal by two discharging units rated at 1200|t/h and two conveyor belts extending for 1|km into the stockpiles

Conceicaozinha quay: length 567|m, max 13·5|m|d used for the discharge of bulk fertilizers can accommodate two vessels working simultaneously. The cargo is discharged by light cranes of 6|t cap onto mechanical belt conveyors. There are two warehouses, each with a cap of 30|000|t. The terminal is connected to the right side of the port by a ferry-boat service and with the left side by the Cubatao-Guaruja highway

The Macuco Quay has a length of 200|m and can berth vessels with up to 10·97|m|d at MHWS. There are two horizontal silos, each with 68|500|t cap and with 19|000|m2 of built-up area. The warehouses are connected to the docks by modern systems of conveyors and special equipment for the loading of cereals with a handling cap of 3000|t/h. With the installation of a mechanical conveyor (300 to 600|t/h) at Warehouses 8 and 23, the port is capable of loading a total of 5300|t of cereal per hour. A subterranean hopper is installed at warehouses 19 and 20

The Saboo installations are completely refitted for the discharge of bulk solids (fertilizers, sulfur and coal) with 16 cranes each of 10|t cap, six of 6·3|t cap and one on 200|m of rails with grab and cap of discharge 700|t/h. Length of quay 990|m. The discharge is made direct into motor trucks or railway wagons. The sulfur terminal has one conveyor belt for storing cargo at open area. 200|m of the Saboo quay is for the discharge of bulk liquids which move directly via oil duct pipelines to the inflammables tanks at Valongo and Alamoa. A terminal for discharge of coal is located on these quays, permitting direct discharge into rail wagons or road trucks by two conveyor belts. There is a storage area with a cap of 50|000|t. A terminal for the discharge of bauxite up to 900|t/h has been installed by a private enterprise

The Barnabe Island Terminal is used for the loading and discharging of inflammable liquids (benzene, gasoline, gas oil, kerosene etc.). Length 302|m with a max d of 13·5|m. This island is connected to the right side at Alamoa, by means of two oil ducts, one for gasoline and the other for diesel oil and kerosene. These oil ducts are 4640|m long with an importing cap of 226|m3/h and exporting cap of 135|m3/h

The Alamoa Terminal has a length of 720|m and a depth of 12|m at LT. Four vessels of 50|000|t can be berthed simultaneously. Used for bulk liquids, this terminal is provided with 16 'chiksan' type units for discharging at a rate of 600|t/h. There are four dolphins for berthing and ten for tying up over the tubular metal supporting pillars

The wheat terminal has a silo with a cap of 30|000|t, as well as conveyors, loading and discharging equipment with a total handling cap of 1230|t/h

Tanker Terminals: Six oil berths. Length 198·1|m, 8·23|m to 9·14|m|d. Night berthing possible. Water and bunkers available

Bunkers: Fuel oil and other by-products are obtainable at the docks of Valongo, Alamoa or Saboo at the delivery rate of 60 to 300|t/h. Gasoline and gas oil are obtainable at Barnabe Island. Petrobras supply bunker fuel, marine gas oil and intermediate fuels by pipeline (for tankers working cargo only) or by barge. Marbrax marine lubricants are delivered in drums, by tank truck or barge. Three days notice is required. Max size of vessel at bunkering berth is up to 213·96|m with loaded d from 4·27 to 13·41|m. Fresh water is also available

Ship repairs: Metalock do Brazil, Rua Visconde Rio Branco 20-26, Tel: (13) 235 1430, Fax: (13) 235 4474. Ofremarte Ltda., Travessa Dona-Adelina 11-13, Tel: (13) 232 6737, Fax: (13) 232 8291. Coimbra Reparos, Rua Amador Bueno 412, Tel: (13) 232 1136, Fax: (13) 233 1577. Wilson Sons S.A., Tel: (13) 286 9294, Fax: (13) 287 4200 have two slipways, one for vessels up to 800|t and the other for 1000|t, also one dry-dock for vessels up to 4000|dwt. Underwater cleaning facilities available

Towage: CODESP have five tugs from 620 to 680|hp. Wilson Sons and Saveiros Camuyrano have thirteen ranging from 505 to 2360|hp. Cia Navegacao das Lagoas have three tugs ranging from 1240 to 2100|hp. Berthing or unberthing rates for the terminals of Tebar, Sao Sebastiao, Alamoa, Santos, Cosipa, Ultrafertil and Piacaguera on application

Traffic: 1995, 4065 vessels, 35|111|367|t of cargo handled

Medical Facilities: Several hospitals available

Airport: 'Congonhas Airport', Sao Paulo 65|km. 'Viracopos Airport', Campinas 170|km. 'Cumbica Airport', Guarulhos 100|km

Railway: Rede Ferroviaria Federal S.A. and Ferrovia Paulista S.A.

Stevedoring Companies: Eurobras, Tel: (13) 222 4545, Fax: (13) 234 9532

V. Morel, Tel: (13) 232 5222, Fax: (13) 232 9826

Wilson Sons, Tel: (13) 222 4622, Fax: (13) 235 5262

Bussola, Tel: (13) 232 4122, Fax: (13) 233 9035

Working Hours: The port operates every day and the work is organized into two shifts: 0700-1700 which can be extended until 1900; 1900-0100 (Meal times 1100-1300, 1700-1900)

Cargo Worked: 15|t/h per gang of general cargo

Classification Surveyors: Lloyd's Register: Tel: (13) 234 8097, Fax: (13) 235 2381

Bureau Veritas: Tel: (13) 232 1149, Fax: (13) 233 1905

Det Norske Veritas: Tel: (13) 234 5584, Fax: (13) 233 5186

Registro Italiano Navale: Tel: (13) 233 4404, Fax: (13) 233 4404

Shipping Agents: Oceanus Agencia Maritima S.A., (Member of Lachmann Group)
Tel: 55 13 3222 4466 Fax: 55 13 3234 8613.

Santos Maritima, Tel: (13) 232 1800 & 233 8763, Fax: (13) 234 6845

Lloyd's Agents: Inspect Santos Consultoria e Peritagens, Av. Conselheiro Nebias, 340 Conj. 61/62, PO Box 952, 11015-002 Santos SP, Tel: (13) 234 5246, Fax: (13) 235 2250


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