Case study: DP World Callao

Callao, Peru is the ideal entry point for the west coast of South America – a dynamic economy with a large local cargo market and strong trade growth, geographically well positioned and in need of significant infrastructure investment.

Case study: DP World Callao

Until 2009, all containers in Callao had to be loaded or discharged using ships’ cranes, limiting the size of vessels at the port to a maximum of around 3,000 TEU.

Today, with a berth draft of 16 metres, six super postpanamax gantry cranes and associated yard equipment, and a quay length of 650 metres, DP World Callao can handle two post-Panamax vessels of around 8,000 TEU at the same time.

Case study: DP World Callao

Begun as a brownfield development in April 2008 and officially inaugurated in September 2010, six months ahead of schedule, the terminal has a 24 hectare container stacking area, with 16.5 hectares reclaimed from the sea.

Developing a modern terminal in Callao brings significant synergies to shipping services covering the west coast of South America, allowing the deployment of large vessels to cover both Peru and Chile in the same service. With the introduction of larger tonnage, we foresee further development of Callao both for origin and destination cargo and for transshipment cargo to secondary ports in Peru, Northern Chile and Ecuador.