Navios South American Logistics Inc.

Dry Port

We own and operate the largest independent bulk transfer and storage port terminal in Uruguay. Our dry port terminal complex is located in an international tax-free trade zone in the port of Nueva Palmira at the convergence of the Parana and Uruguay rivers. Since our dry port terminal complex is located in the Nueva Palmira Free Zone, foreign commodities moving through the terminal are free of Uruguayan taxes.

The terminal complex operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, offering safe and fast turnaround. Our facilities are ideally located to provide our customers, primarily leading international grain, mining and commodity houses, with a convenient and efficient outlet for the transfer and storage of a wide range of commodities originating in the Hidrovia region.

The terminal complex is unique in the region because of its sophisticated design, efficiency and multimodal operations. Multiple operations may be conducted simultaneously including the loading and/or unloading of cargoes from oceangoing vessels, barges, trucks, into and from grain silos, and stockpile area.

Grain Port Operation: The commodities most frequently handled include grain and grain products. Our grain port terminal receives bulk cargoes from barges, trucks, and vessels, and either transfers them directly to dry bulk carriers or stores them in our modern silos for later shipment. The grain port terminal operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to provide barge and ship traffic with safe and fast turnarounds. Multiple operations may be conducted simultaneously at the grain port terminal, including cargoes from oceangoing vessels, barges, trucks and grain silos. The grain port terminal uses a fixed fee structure for customers.

Grain Port Infrastructure: The grain port terminal is unique in the region because of its sophisticated design, efficiency and multimodal operations. Our grain port terminal has specially designed storage facilities and conveying systems that provide significant flexibility in cargo movements aimed at avoiding delays to trucks, vessels and barge convoys. The grain port terminal currently offers 460,000 tons (soybean basis) of clean and secure grain silo capacity. With nine silos (some with internal separations) available for storage, our facility provides customers storage for their commodities separate from those of other customers.The grain port terminal has the latest generation, high precision, independent weigh scales for loading activity.

The grain port terminal has two docks. The main outer dock is 240 meters long and accommodates vessels of up to 85,000 dwt loading to the maximum draft permitted for vessels at the Martin Garcia Bar and Mitre Canal. The dock has three modern ship loaders that since the construction of the second conveyor line to the main pier are capable of loading vessels at rates of up to 48,000 tons per day, depending on the vessel, use of silos and on the type of commodity. The secondary inner dock is 170 meters long and is dedicated to the discharge of barge convoys, which is carried out on both sides of the dock. The grain port terminal is capable of discharging barge convoys at rates averaging 10,000 to 14,000 tons per day, depending on the type of barges and commodity. There is also a fixed-duty cycle crane to discharge barge convoys. In addition, discharging at our facility is optimized through the use of commodity-appropriate bucket size and type.

Iron Ore Port Operation: The commodities most frequently handled include iron ore and manganese. Our iron ore port terminal receives minerals from barges and either transfers them directly to dry bulk carriers or stores them in our stockpiles for later shipment. The iron ore port terminal operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to provide barge and ship traffic with safe and fast turnarounds.

Iron Ore Port Infrastructure: The iron ore port terminal is unique in the region because of its sophisticated design, efficiency and multimodal operations. Our iron ore port terminal has specially designed storage facilities and conveying systems that provide significant flexibility in cargo movements aimed at avoiding delays to vessels and barge convoys. On shore the new facilities comprise an area of approximately 20 acres with two stockpiles for mineral with a storage capacity of up to 700,000 tons. With two stockpiles available for storage, our facility provides customers storage for their commodities separate from those of other customers. Mineral at the stockpile are handled by a Stacker/Reclaimer. Auxiliary equipment for barge mooring, power, environment control and water treatment are also part of the new facility.

The iron ore port terminal has two new docks. The main outer dock is 300 meters long with two berths for ocean going vessels able to accommodate vessels on both sides; up to 150,000 dwt on the outer side, and up to 85,000 dwt on the inner side, loading to the maximum draft permitted for vessels at the Martin Garcia Bar and Mitre Canal. The secondary inner dock is 200 meters long and is dedicated for the discharge of barge convoys, able to accommodate and discharge two barges at the same time. Vessels are loaded with a travelling shiploader and barges are unloaded by two cranes.