Seaports of Aruba

Seaports of Aruba

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Mr. J. A. (Alfonso) Boekhoudt, Managing Director
Aruba Ports Authority NV
L.G. Smith Boulevard 23
Oranjestad, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Telephone: (297) 582-6633
FAX: (297) 583-2896
TLX: 5120 HAFAR NA

Aruba has three seaports. The port of Oranjestad, Aruba's container port and cruise ship terminal, is accessible to all types of vessels. It has a depth of 38 feet MLW and 4,070 feet of docking space. The container terminal has a 50-ton gantry crane with a maximum capacity of 60,000 TEUs containers per year, and a 140-ton mobile crane. There are also two roll-on roll-off ramps, and facilities for 36 reefer connections are available.

Barcadera is the industrial port with a depth of 36 feet and 1,148 feet of docking space. The Aruba Ports Authority administers the ports of Oranjestad and Barcadera, while the Coastal Aruba Refining Company NV administers the port of San Nicolas (Sint Nicolaas), hosting the oil terminals and two reef berths.

Connections worldwide

Direct shipping connections on a frequent basis are available from Aruba to the European and some Latin American countries by the major shipping lines. Maersk-Sealand's vessels call on Curacao and Aruba with containers from the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle and Far East. Crowley American Transport and Compania Sudamericana de Vapores (CASV) have weekly sailings. Furthermore, regional shipping connections are available, either direct or via transshipment.

Ocean freight costs

Information on the various container ocean freight costs can be obtained from the Aruba Stevedoring Company, I.C.S. or S.E.L. Maduro & Sons (Aruba) Inc.

Aruba Stevedoring Company (ASTEC) N.V.
Port Administration Building
L.G. Smith Boulevard 23
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)22558
Fax: (297) (8)34570


S.E.L. Maduro & Sons (Aruba) Inc. - Agent
Rockefeller Street #1
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)23888
Fax: (297) (8)26136
E-mail: shippinginfo@selmaduro.com
E-mail: logistics@selmaduro.com
E-mail: salescoord@selmaduro.com


Intermodal Container Services Aruba (ICS) - Agent
L.G. Smith Boulevard 82
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)24622
Fax: (297) (8)21627
E-mail: info@ics.aw


Anthony Veder & Co. NV. (Aruba) - Tanker Agent
P.O. Box 533
Paardenbaaistraat 8
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)21953
Fax: (297) (8)25988
E-mail: veder@setarnet.aw


Ocean Air Express Aruba - Agent
P.O. Box 729
Celciusstraat 35
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)23644 / (297) (8)25337
Fax: (297) (8)32542


A.I.F. Aruba Int'l Forwarders - Freight forwarding
Fergusonstraat 48C
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)21246
Fax: (297) (8)35904


Masun N.V. - Freight forwarding
P.O. Box 377
Rockefellerstraat 3
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)26013 / (297) (8)32047
Fax: (297) (8)32450


R & P Freight Services - Freight forwarding
Papilon 74
Oranjestad, Aruba NA
Phone: (297) (8)56694
Fax: (297) (8)56694

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