Part of a large and diversified logistics group

The Ultramar Group, of which Ultranav is the ship owning/operating company, was founded by Albert von Appen in 1952 and has since then developed into a considerable and very diversified shipping group. From the head office in Santiago, Chile and from the network of offices around the world the Group is actively serving customers in:

The group has a global fleet of 250+ units and of which about 60 are fully owned and fly the Ultranav flag.

Throughout the world the Group aspire to build and operate the best platform of shipping services for the development and success of its clients, employees and communities. Employees in all division will always strive to fulfil Group core values:

• Integrity             • Passion

• Excellence          • Safety  Ultranav owns around 60 vessels & operates more than 200. They are employed in the transportation of crude oil, refined products, chemicals, liquid gases, dry bulk cargoes & containers.  Ultratug operates more than 100 offshore vessels, harbour & LNG terminal tugs & pilot boats, servicing the majority of ports along the Chilean, Peruvian, Ecuadorian & Colombian coasts in the Pacific, along the Argentine, Uruguay and Brazilian coast in the Atlantic, as well as in Mexico.  Ultramar is one of the principle suppliers of integrated port services & cargo logistic solutions in the South American market. Ultramar’s principle activities include agency services, container deposits, stevedoring & port operations.

Pérola, a dedicated fertilizer facility

Established and developed as a joint venture between Ultrabulk , PCS Fosfatos do Brasil &and Eurobrás Maritima S/A. It offers a bonded facility in the Santos, Brazil, specialized in handling solid fertilzers in bulk. Focus is on efficient operations of vessels via berthing priority system, quick, safe and reliable cargo handling, which includes road and rail loading facilites.

Terminal specifications:


250m, with draft of 11 to 12m

Shore Equipment:

Four 12m3 radio controller grabs, two mobile hoppers 300mt/hr and conveyor belts 600mt/hr

Vessel discharging

8.000 mt/day, based on 24h x 7 day operations

Storage, throughput and shipment

Two 18,400 m2 covered warehouses, 100.000 mt static capacity or 1.2 mill. Mt/year capacity. Loading rate for both truck and rail shipments of 6.000 mt/day based 24h x 7 day operations.

Environmental concerns

Operational safeguards include hoppers fitted with filters and water spays, as well as covered and filter fitted conveyor systems.

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