Private berth operated by Minera Alumbrera Ltd., especially constructed for the loading of mineral ore (copper concentrate) from the Bajo La Alumbrera mine in Catamarca. The berth consists of 5 dolphins giving a berthing front of 180 m with outlying bow and stern mooring points, length overall 348 m. Depth alongside 13 m (42 ft). Deadweight limitations for vessels using berth: unloaded 45.500 ton, loaded 60.000 ton. The ore arrives at the berth in railway wagons, being transferred to a 36Ó conveyor belt which feeds a radial ship loader. Loadrate 1250 TPH. Storage space at the terminal 50.000 ton. Used at small percentage (15%) of installed capacity, plans are to offer for other bulk cargoes.