The Peruvian port of Matarani is to open a new minerals terminal in the second quarter of 2015, which will be used to handle export consignments. It will be operated by Terminal Internacional del Sur (Tisur), which has invested $230 million in the project.The loading capacity will be in the order of 2,300 tonnes per hour.

In particular, it will handle copper concentrates generated by Xstrata Copper at its Las Bambas mine. In addition, it will also handle output from the Cerro Verde mining company.

Tisur was granted a 30 year concession to operate Matarani in 1999 and has so far invested $7 million in upgrades