Santarem harbor stands on the S side of the mouth of the Rio Tapajos, 1 NM S of Ponta Negra.
An L-shaped wharf lies 1.25 miles SW of Ponta Negra. Its outer face is 200m long, with a depth of about 10m alongside. Small craft can berth on the 180m long inner section, which has a depth of 6m alongside.
During low stages of the river, tidal currents are felt in the Rio Tapajos. During times of tidal influence, the water appears yellow. Vessels can obtain anchorage with good holding ground abreast of the city, in depths of 15 to 20m.
Stands on the W bank of the rio Tocantins, about 90 NM from Belem. The town is built on the river bank and is an important trade center. The tidal range is about 3m; the current attains a rate of about 2.5 knots.
Vila do Conde has a causeway extending 450m from the shore leading to a jetty which serves an aluminum factory. The outer berth is 292m long and is used for handling bulk cargo. The inner berth is 251m long and is used for handling general cargo and aluminum ingots. The depths alongside ...
The port of Belem is the most important commercial port on the N coast of Brazil. The port is situated on the E bank of the Rio Para about 70 miles from its mouth. Communication is maintained with all inland Amazon ports.
This is the best port at which to enter Amazonia, but ...
Port NW French Guiana, on the east bank of the Maroni River opposite Albina, Suriname.
It was formerly headquarters of the country’s penal colonies and the
site of the largest prison, closed in 1944. Apart from its port
facilities, local economic activities include sawmilling, ...