The Autoridad Portuaria Dominicana (APD) owns and operates the Port of Santo Domingo (and all of the country’s ports). In 2007, 389 vessels visited the Port of Santo Domingo carrying almost 275 thousand tons of cargo, including 13.3 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. Over half of those vessels carried almost 100 thousand passengers. The Port of Santo Domingo contains over 2.3 thousand meters of wharves and a 320-meter turning basin with depth of 9.1 meters.
The Don Diego Terminal is a beautiful modern building near the historic Colonial City. It contains two cruise reception areas offering comfort and services for guests. The terminal contains 400 meters of piers with alongside depth of 9.7 meters at low tide. The Port of Santo Domingo’s new San Souci terminal can handle almost four thousand passengers and the world’s biggest cruise vessels. The San Souci Terminal is a 250 meter long pier and alongside depth of 9.7 meters at low tide.
Berths in the East Bank area of the Port of Santo Domingo total 950 meters in length and range from 5 to 8.8 meters in alongside depth. Punta Torrecilla (213 meters long with alongside depth of 8.5 meters) serves cargoes of diesel, jet fuel, and asphalt. It also handles gasoline for Shell, Texaco, and Esso. The Sans Souci berth is 302 meters long with alongside depth of 8.5 meters, and it handles both passengers and automobiles. Serving grain product cargoes, the Molinos del Ozama berth is 183 meters long with alongside depth of 8.8 meters. The Granja Mora berth, handling vegetable oils and bulk yellow grease, is 130 meters long with alongside depth of 5 meters. The Pronalba berth, at 122 meters long with alongside depth of five meters, handles yellow grease, tallow, and caustic soda.
The berths in the Port of Santo Domingo’s west bank area are a total of over 1.3 thousand meters in length with alongside depths varying from 6.8 to 8.5 meters. Four of these berths handle multi-purpose cargoes, and one of them handles ferries, ferry passengers, and trailers. The Don Diego berth is 400 meters long with alongside depth of 8.5 meters. Handling diesel and fuel oil for power barges, the Timbueque berth is 120 meters long with alongside depth of 7.3 meters.