The Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura SA was formed in 1993, replacing the former state-owned operation, to manage and administer the Port of Buenaventura. The Port of Buenaventura handles a wide range of cargoes, including containers and solid and liquid bulks. The container terminal has docks of 2000 meters which can serve vessels of up to 100 DWT. Terminal storage has capacity for handling 10.5 thousand containers per day.
Facilities for solid bulks include silos with capacity for storing 160 thousand tons and handling 5.5 thousand tons per day. The solid bulk terminals include sheds covering almost 35 thousand square meters and warehouse of about 58 thousand meters. It also has covered parking for 300 vehicles.
In 2007, the Port of Buenaventura imported almost 2.9 million tons of solid bulk cargoes, over 577 thousand tons of general cargo, and 278 thousand tons of liquid cargo. The Port of Buenaventura exported over 519 thousand tons of coal, more than 136 thousand tons of general cargo, and about 70 thousand tons of solid bulk. Over 1200 vessels moved through the Port of Buenaventura including 843 container vessels, 166 vessels carrying bulk cargoes, 106 with general cargoes, 102 carrying roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and 67 tankers. Handling over 457 thousand TEUs (8.9 million tons) of containerized cargo in 2007, almost 183 TEUs (6.6 million tons were imports, over 180 thousand TEUs (2.3 million tons) were exports.