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Monday, 07 October 2013

DP World’s Callao refinanced

DP World’s Callao container terminal in Peru has been refinanced, a bank told Port Finance International today.

The $350 million DP World Callao S.R.L. financing closed on October 2nd. It is 5-year facility that refinances the existing loan on DP World’s Callao terminal.

The MLA (mandated lead arranger) bank group consists of 7 banks: Citibank, Deutsche Bank, DNB Bank, HSBC, KfW IPEX-Bank, Samba Financial Group, and Standard Chartered. DNB Bank acted as documentation and facility agent.

DP World started operations in Callao, near Lima, in May 2010. The container terminal features a 650m long quay that can accommodate 16m draughts. Its yard spreads over 21.5 hectares. Equipped with six Post-Panamax cranes and 18 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), the terminal has the capacity to handle 850,000 TEUs annually.

DP World has plans to expand the terminal by adding 310 metres of berths, three Post-Panamax cranes and nine RTGs.


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