Modern Management Systems

In addition to state-of-the-art infrastructure and modern management systems implemented to provide integrated port logistics solutions to its clients, DP World Santos uses the NAVIS logistics planning system, one of the most modern in the world. NAVIS integrates specific software for making reservations in the yard and planning container logistics and placement on the ships, grouping containers by order of handling in the Ports.

The system also enables cargo management from the reservation of the parking spot by the truck company, recognition and guiding of the driver entering the terminal, parking of the truck and entering the loading area to the ship.

The compound also counts with Gates that guarantee the celerity and automation of the whole process, and the identification of the drivers by a biometry system and BDCC (system of identification for customs enclosures). Control of incoming and outgoing vehicles and cargo will be done by Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which verifies the truck plate number, container number and driver information, allowing for automatic access, provided that the vehicle is properly scheduled for the time.

Renowned Productivity

In 2016, DP World Santos was appointed the terminal with the highest productivity indicator, according to the report “Performance of the 2016 Waterway Sector", released by the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (Antaq).

The volume of loading and unloading per hour on a ship is the main indicator for measuring the productivity of a container terminal. The report indicated DP World Santos with an average productivity of 88.8 operations per hour of activity.

Overall Figures

Characteristics of Ships Super Post Panamax Panamax
Deadweight Tonnage (DWT) 120.000 60.000
Length (m) 350 295
Beam (m) 55 32,2
 Loaded Draft (m)1613,2


Dimensioned Draft

Current draft (ZERO DHN)

Regulation nº 100/CPSP of 2017

Draft (high tide)

Regulation nº 100/CPSP de 2017

16m 14,2m 14,5m


Dimensioned Wharf

Current maximum LOA per ship

Regulation nº 41/CPSP of 2017

Current maximum Beam per ship

Regulation nº 41/CPSP of 2017

2 navios de 366m 340m 49m