Aruba Ports Authority Cargo Services - Barcadera
In 1999/2000, Aruba Ports Authority started with the rehabilitation of the Barcadera port. With an investment of US$6 million it was upgraded with the appropriate facilities moving the handling of non-containerized cargo out of Oranjestad to Barcadera.
Currently the Barcadera harbor is where all aggregates, gas, gasoline, and the majority of Ro-Ro and break-bulk cargo is handled The Barcadera harbor is located 3 miles South East of the Oranjestad Port and has 1148 feet of docking space.
The Aruba Ports Authority’s tender process for the Project for the Concession to Design, Build, Finance, Maintain, Operate, and Transfer (DBFMOT) the Multi-Cargo Sea Terminal at Barcadera has been in full swing since its initiation in early February of this year. In accordance with both APA N.V. and the Government of Aruba the Barcadera project will be implemented as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Landlord Model, where APA will be responsible for investments in and maintenance of basic quay-infrastructure, dredging of the navigation channels, marine services, land leasing and port administration and the concessionaire will be responsible for the investments in terminal infrastructure, labor and operational activities. The total investment for the project is estimated at USD$ 62 Million. APA looks forward to being able to complete this process by the end of summer 2011, when the construction works should start.
With the reopening of the Barcadera port for containerized cargo in the near future, the Government of Aruba will be promoting Aruba regionally and internationally as a potential small hub for Free-Zone and/or Transshipment Cargo.
Harbour Map & Navigational Chart
Berths: One 350 m Concrete berth with Max. Draft 9.75 m.
One RoRo platform at Western end of Concrete dock. Width: 12 m, Depth: 4.26 m
All non-containerized cargo, break bulk, ro ro, aggregates, lpg gas, gasoline are handled at this facility located 3 miles SE of the Oranjestad Harbor.
Aerials of Barcadera Terminal
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