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PORT: CRISTOBAL

COUNTRY: Panama

CODE: PACTB

1. LOCATION: On the west side of Isla Manzanillo. Cristobal is on the eastern shore of Bahia Limon at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal.

2. OVERVIEW: Cristobal is a district of the city of Colon. Port comprises a number of berths handling containerized, dry bulk and liquid cargoes. A new LNG reception facility opened in 2018. The port is under the jurisdiction of the Panama Canal Authority and is managed and operated by Hutchison Ports PPC, with concessions to several other companies. Access to and from the port is via waters under the jurisdiction of the Panama Canal Authority.

3. MAXIMUM SIZE:

Containers:  LOA 350 m., draft 13.5 m.

Bulk:  LOA 305 m., draft 11.6 m.

Tankers:  LOA 305 m., draft 11.6 m.

Gas:  180,000 cu.m., depth 10.2 m. (MLWS).

4. TRAFFIC: Port of Cristobal handles a wide variety of traffic including containers, general cargo, bulks, vehicles and passengers.

5. PILOTAGE: Compulsory; carried out by pilots of the Panama Canal Authority. Services of pilot outside breakwater are available on request.

6. TUGS:  Available to assist berthing. Contact Agent for arranging service.

7. BERTHS:

Pier/Berth

Length

Depth 1

LOA

Draft

Cargo

No.

(m.)

(m.)

(m.)

(m.)

 

Container Terminal:

 

 

 

 

 

6 A–B

314

12.0

295

10.5

Containers

6 C–D

314

12.5

295

11.5

Containers

7 A–B

298

11.0

304

10.0

Containers

7 C–D

305

14.0

295

13.5

Containers

8 A–B

302

10.0

287

9.5

Containers

8 C–D

308

11.0

296

10.5

Containers

9 A–B

325

14.0

305

12.2

Containers

10

350

14.0

350

13.5

Containers

Others:

 

 

 

 

 

14

140

10.4

152

8.5

Repairs

15

274

10.4

213

8.8

Repairs

16 A–B

326

11.5

305

11.0

Dry bulk, break bulk

16 C–D

326

12.5

305

11.6

Dry bulk, break bulk, LPG, bunkers

17 A–B

270

12.5

300

11.9

Bunkers

17 C–D

270

11.8

300

11.8

Bunkers

AES Colon

420

10.2

290

 

LNG

1 MLWS

8. CONTAINER FACILITIES: 

Container Terminal:

Operator:  Hutchison Ports PPC. T: +507 433 7900. F: +507 441 4676. info@ppc.com.pa www.ppc.com.pa

Container terminal with annual capacity of 2 million TEU. Berths available for Panamax and post-Panamax vessels.

Handling equipment includes 37 RTGs, 10×4 high reachstackers, 16×7 high empty container handlers, 6×5 high top loaders, 32 forklifts, 94 chassis, 89 trucks, 722 reefer points, container freight station 5,440 sq.m., total area 143,000 sq.m. and storage for 3,300 TEU. Additional facilities include 9-lane maingate (5 in, 4 out), on-dock rail access, quarantine zone, and office space for customers and government agencies.

8. CRANES: 13 quayside gantry cranes (5 post-Panamax outreach 19 rows; 4×post-Panamax outreach 14 rows; 4×Panamax outreach 13 rows)

9. WASTE DISPOSAL: Available by barge or road tanker, dependent on berth.

10. SLOPS DISPOSAL:  Available by barge or road tanker, dependent on berth.

11. WATER: Available quayside by barge or pipeline, dependent on berth.

12. FUEL: Bunker C, light diesel, fuel oil and marine diesel available by barge or pipeline, dependent on berth.

13. CHANDLERY: Available

14. CONTACT:

Operator:  Panama Ports Company, Arnulfo Arias Madrid Avenue, Building 1501, Headland, Panama City, PO Box 0843-00574, Panama, Panama. Tel: +507 207 5100. http://www.ppc.com.pa

AGENT:  S5 Agency World, Edificio Frontenac, Local 2-A, Calle 50 y Esquina 54 Este, Panama, Panama. Tel: +507 269 1613. panama@s-5.org http://www.s-5.org