Navios owns and operates the largest bulk transfer and storage terminal in Uruguay, one of the most efficient and prominent operations of its kind in South America. Situated in a free trade zone in the port of Nueva Palmira at the confluence of the Parana and Uruguay rivers, the terminal dates back to 1956. Since then, successive investments in the facility coupled with excellent local management have led to steady growth in volumes, range of commodities and quality of customers. Nueva Palmira and the Navios terminal are ideally located to provide shippers with a convenient and efficient outlet for a wide range of commodities originating in the Hidrovia region encompassing large agricultural and mining regions of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The commodities handled at the Navios terminal include grain and grain by-products as well as ores, wood products, sugar, salt and fertilizers. The terminal receives bulk cargoes from barges, trucks and vessels and either transfers them directly to dry bulk carriers or stores them in its own modern silos for later shipment.
The terminal, which operates 24 hours per day seven days per week, has two docks. The principal outer dock, which is 240 meters long and can accommodate vessels of up to 85,000 dwt, is capable of loading vessels at rates of up to 20,000 tonnes per day. The secondary inner dock, which is 170 meters long and is dedicated to the discharge of barge convoys, is capable of discharging barges at rates of up to 14,000 tonnes per day. Fixed duty cycle cranes located on each dock carry out the discharging of the barge convoys. The terminal's existing nine silos provide 460,000 tonnes of clean and secure grain capacity.
Navios continues to invest in the expansion of the terminal, increasing the volumes, range of commodities and quality of service available to business partners. For more information about Navios terminal operations, please visit