Pier No. 4
North side: (a) Max. draft - base 4 m (13') - head 5.80 m
(19')., (b) length 170 m (557'). South side: (a) Max. draft - base
6.10 m (20') - head 6.71 m (22')., (b) length 170 m (557').
The construction of this pier is concrete. It is protected by hard rubber
fenders and has a fixed red light at the SW end. Each pier is connected
with one railway which is independent of the others, but with no car outlet
at end of piers, consequently, to perform any movement it is necessary to
take out the remaining cars. For that reason, there is no road connecting
the piers, and since piers are not paved, trucking operations cannot be
performed. Operations performed at this pier are loading of bagged raw
sugar, molasses and discharge of general cargo.
Has a maximum draft of 5.7 m (18.11') and 6.1 m (20'),
length is 136 m (446'). It is used only for discharging oil, cereal and
loading of molasses.
Has a max. draft 3.05 m (10') 'bow' and 3.66 m
(20') 'stern', length 106 m (347'). It is used for
discharging liquid asphalt, which deposit installation is located 20 m
(65') from said dock.
Preston (20 deg. 46'N - 75 deg. 40'W). A sub-port
of Antilla, this port is located on the N coast of Cuba. Traditionally this
port has shipped the production of ''Guatamala'' sugar mill
(formerly Preston) which ranks among the biggest in the sugar industry.
Felton (20 deg. 44'45''N - 75 deg.
35'40''W). A sub-port of Antilla, this port is located
on the N coast of Cuba. Felton, as are Antilla and Preston, is located at
Nipe Bay and is the closest one to the Bay entrance. It is located 1 3/4
miles to the SW of Saetia, just in Cajimaya Cove and 3 miles E of Preston.
Accessible to vessels with a max. draft of 7.32 m (24') and max. length
of 177 m (580').
At present this port handles mainly the importation of raw material for the
fertilizer plant in the vicinity of the port. A mobile crane with grab and
a loading rate of 200 t/h is available at the berth. Water can be supplied,
but no fuel oil. Nearest hospital is located at Nicaro. Vessels cannot
enter or sail from this port at night. Vessels can proceed directly to the
wharves since Port Authorities will arrive by launch from Antilla for
See under separate heading FELTON for further details.
Average pumping rate for molasses is 35,000 galons p/h, 2
connections, one of 8 '' and another of 12'' in diameter.
Average discharging rate for gasoline, kerosene and diesel oil about 300 t
p/h. Diameters of connections for diesel oil, kerosene and gasoline
8'', 6'' and 4'', one connection each one.