Our Terminal

APM Terminals Callao is Peru’s largest multipurpose terminal and the gateway to Peru – the fourth largest economy in South America.  It is located just 15 kilometres from the capital city Lima.

Between 2015 and 2017 APM Terminals Callao’s container volume grew by almost 50%. It currently handles around 39.8% of the country’s total container traffic. The terminal also handles 74% of Peru’s non-containerized (general) cargo (excluding minerals), including steel products, grains, RoRo cargo, cement, chemicals and frozen fish.


APM Terminals Callao has an agreement with the National Customs and Tax Administration of Peru (SUNAT) to enable the “real-time” exchange of information online to streamline and facilitate container cargo processing.

APM Terminals Callao is a multi-purpose terminal capable of handling both containerized cargo and general cargo including metals, grains, fertilizers and chemicals, coal, vegetable and fish oils and machinery. The terminal can also host cruise ships, RoRo cargo, break bulk and project cargo.

Ongoing expansion

APM Terminals won the public privatization tender for the Muelle Norte Terminal in April 2011 and began operations in the now renamed APM Terminals Callao in July 2011. APM Terminals is the majority shareholder of the terminal with other partners being Callao Port Holdings B.V. and the Peruvian company Central Portuaria.

The terminal completed a $460 million terminal modernisation and expansion plan in 2016. Together with the purchase of new general cargo equipment and the huge effort of the general cargo team to implement new procedures, expand best practices, improve planning processes, launch training programs and enhance client communications -  productivity rates have continued to improve even further. In 2017, productivity increased by 100% for solid bulk (300 to 600 MT/hour) and 135% for break-bulk cargo, compared to 2011, when APM Terminals Callao was granted the tender.

Port infrastructure improvements continue at APM Terminals Callao – with   the modernization project of the hydrocarbons dock, which handled more than 88% of the country’s liquid volume in 2017. The project is particularly complex as discharge operations cannot be interrupted – but can be successfully achieved through alternating construction windows.


 WHARF 1  Side A  182.80  10
 Side B  182.80  10
 WHARF 2  Side A  182.80  10
 Side B  182.80  10
 WHARF 3  Side A  182.80  10
 Side B  182.80  10
 WHARF 4  Side A  182.80  10
 Side B  182.80  10
 WHARF 5  Side A  390.00  12.5
 Side B  182.00  11
 Side A  209.00  12.5
 Side B  181.00  12.5
 WHARF 7  Side A  262.87  11.5
 Side B  262.87  10.4
 WHARF 11  Side A  WORKS
 Side B


At a glance

✔ Capacity (TEU): 1,050,000
✔ Capacity General Cargo: 12m tonnes
✔ STS Super Post Panamax cranes: 4 x 23 container reach 
✔ STS Panamax cranes: 2 x 23 container reach 
✔ Mobile MHC Post Panamax cranes: 4 x 19 container reach 
✔ Electric RTGs: 12 ✔ Diesel RTGs: 2 
✔ Reefer plugs: 500 
✔ Berthing depth: 16m 
✔ Maximum authorised length: 390m
✔ Climatic restrictions: Fog

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