Bonaire: Cargill Salt Company Terminal

General Description

Operated by Cargill Salt Company, the “Saliňa Pier” is a bulk salt loading facility 5 miles south of Kralendijk at 12°5’5” West.

Pier information: T-Head jetty with conveyor and semi-fixed sput for loading salt for Cargill.


Lenght: 187.2 meters
Depth alongside: 13.72 meters
Max. Loading: 2,000 tons/hour
5 breasting dolphins
2 mooring dolphins


For all ports in Bonaire, pilotage is compulsory for vessels over 50 GRT. Service is rendered 24 hours a day on ordinary weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


Pilot Boarding Area

The salt pier pilot station is located at 12°8’3” North and 68°17’4” West.


General Information

Largest vessel handled “Nelvana” 44,340 GRT / 74,973 DWT / 797’ LOA. Vessels warp along berthing line, any shore labor, tugs or launches used for warping are for vessel’s account. Holds to be clean, dry and free from rust scale. Lime-washing not always a charterer’s requirement and lime is available locally in limited quantities. No water or bunkers available at berth. Stowage factor coarse salt generally 30.3-32.7, fine salt 28.0-29.8. Only clean oceanic ballast water taken from at least 12 miles offshore permitted.