Port of Huasco
|This article is part of the Global Energy Monitor coverage of Chile and coal|
The Port of Huasco is a port located in Huasco Bay, Huasco Province, Atacama region, Chile and handles breakbulk cargo, bulk coal, tankers, and iron ore pellets.
The Port of Huasco has two terminals, Guacolda 1 and Guacolda 2, and is in the tropical load line zone. Guacolda 1 is reponsible for the imports of petroleum and coal while Guacolda 2 handles exports, primarily of iron ore pellets. The port is located in a "sacrifice zone" and is classified as very small and the future growth of the coal terminal is directly impacted by Chile's decision to phase out coal.
According to 2020 data from Ember, the Port of Huasco imported 1.73 megatonnes of coal almost all of which was thermal coal. Since 2017, Cienaga (Colombia) has ben the top source of coal thermal coal imported through the Port of Huasco.
- Location: Calle Concheria 104, Huasco 111 Region, Chile
- Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes):
- Status: Operating
- Type: Imports
- Coal source: Colombia, Australia, Canada, and the United States
Articles and resources
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