Port of Huasco

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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.[1]

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The Port of Huasco has two terminals, Guacolda 1 and Guacolda 2, and is in the tropical load line zone.[2] Guacolda 1 is reponsible for the imports of petroleum and coal while Guacolda 2 handles exports, primarily of iron ore pellets.[2] 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.[3][4]

According to 2020 data from Ember, the Port of Huasco imported 1.73 megatonnes of coal almost all of which was thermal coal.[5] Since 2017, Cienaga (Colombia) has ben the top source of coal thermal coal imported through the Port of Huasco.[5]

Project Details

  • Operator:
  • Location: Calle Concheria 104, Huasco 111 Region, Chile[6]
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes):
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source: Colombia, Australia, Canada, and the United States[5]

Articles and resources


  1. "Huasco". Find a Port. 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Huasco Port". SHIPNEXT. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  3. "Information for Port HUASCO, Chile". www.shiplocation.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  4. Natalia A. Ramos Miranda. "In Chile's polluted 'sacrifice zones,' residents seek respite in new constitution". U.S. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Ember Shipping Dashboard - Ember". Ember. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  6. SeaRates. "Information and Characteristics about Huasco Port Chile – Searates". SeaRates. Retrieved 2021-08-04.

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