Suriname - Paramaribo

Overview

Paramaribo is the primary multi-purpose port serving Suriname located on the Suriname River, handling containers, ro-ro, and break-bulk cargoes for the country. The port recently underwent a major redevelopment, and today is by far the most modern facility in the Guyana – French Guiana range. Traffic through the port has grown rapidly over recent years, and it is well placed to serve the strong resource-based local economy. Improved road connectivity to French Guiana will allow Paramaribo to act as a gateway for the western part of that country.

DP World has a majority stake in the largest terminal operation in the port, and has the only mobile harbour cranes and RTGs installed in the port, which allows ship operations to complete during a single 12 hour tidal window. DP World also operates a separate private terminal near Paramaribo, that is focused on handling project cargoes for the mining, oil and forestry sectors, as well as cement cargoes; as the off-shore oil industry develops in Suriname, the importance of this facility will continue to increase.

Address

DP World Paramaribo
Havenlaan Zuid
PO Box 1842
Paramaribo, Suriname
Tel: +597 403454

Facility

Berths (no.) 3
Depth Alongside (m)
Terminal Area (ha) 4.2

Management

Photograph of manager
Thierry Vantomme
General Manager
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