Lima, Peru

Port Lima, also called Callao, is one of the most important ports in Peru. Located about 15 kilometers from the nation’s capital, the port has access to the Lima Metropolitan Area with a border with the city on the north, east, and south, and a border with the Pacific Ocean on the west. The port accepts vessels of over 500 feet in length, and can accept a large variety of cargo.

Some popular shipments into Port Lima/Port Callao are vehicles / cars / automobiles and all types of heavy equipment, including excavators / bulldozers / dump trucks / cranes. Port Lima accepts both roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) and container shipments, designed to transport all types of cargo. With a reliable international shipping company, automobiles / vehicles / cars and other wheeled cargo can be loaded and unloaded via RoRo vessels to increase efficiency.


Some notable features for the port of Lima, Peru include:

  • Port Lima, Peru / Port Callao has been expanding since 1991. Container traffic has increased from approximately 104,000 TEU to 887,035 TEU in 2005.
  • Although Callao is actually a separate city with around 700,000 inhabitants, it is often considered a part of greater Lima. This is why the port is called Port Lima or Port Callao interchangeably.
  • In the 16th and 17th centuries, the port was an important hub for the Spanish Empire in South America, and would frequently have to resist pirate attacks during that time.
  • By the mid 20th century, Port Callao was known as one of the centers of coca-based products world-wide.


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