The Peruvian port of Salaverry is expected to see significant increases in the amount of export minerals over the next few years, thereby requiring modernization of the existing dedicated terminal.

By 2016, according to the National Ports Company (Enapu), outbound consignments of copper, silver, zinc, iron and coal will have reached 3.5mt (million tonnes). At present, around 1mt of copper concentrate and coal are exported from the port, mostly to Asia.

The enhanced cargo will come from the Cajamarca mining projects, which fall within the hinterland of Salaverry.

Impala Peru SAC, which is connected to the mining industry, intends to build a new road to the port, warehouses, a conveyor belt and a minerals quay at the port.