The Peruvian ports of Callao and Matarani are shortly due to put into operation new export mineral terminals. That at Callao is expected to open in 2014. This is in line with government policy to invest in ports and infrastructure to boost exports, especially those of minerals.
In Callao, the terminal will handle mineral concentrates, taking responsibility for the existing traffic of 3,000,000 t annually that passes through the port and also handling a further 800,000 tons that the Toromocho mining project is expected to generate.
At Matarani, concessionaire Tisur has been given permission to build a minerals terminal to handle demand generated by the south of the country.This will cost an estimated $200 million and will mainly handle output from the CerroVerde mining complex.