The most important maritime hub
in the region is born

La Paloma Hub

The ocean port projects located on the ocean coast of Uruguay established a national idea and aspiration, which has been developing for years. There have been several reasons why it has not yet been possible to carry out the previous projects, among among which the following are worth mentioning: the high costs of shelter works over the Atlantic Ocean, the high costs to develop a transport network to poorly connected areas, the lack of a nearby urban network that provides basic services and labor, as well as the environmental conflict in sensitive areas with tourist infrastructure.

This innovative project includes the best parts of the previous ones and compensates for its shortcomings, installing the Ocean Port on the Rocha coast in the city of La Paloma.

The new LA PALOMA HUB (LPH) Port will be an energetically and socially sustainable port, through the balance between three main dimensions: energy security, social equity and mitigation of environmental impact and with rigorous controls and standards in the operation of the ships. In this sense, the existence of the modern COLD IRONING service is scheduled. This technology will allow ships to connect to a sustainable energy source from land and turn off their engines during their arrival at the port.

The operating regime of the Ocean Port of La Paloma will be that of a Free Port and that of the areas included in the Project on land—industrial zone and logistics area under the figure of Free Zone. This port will be integrated into the region together with other projects that will be promoted, creating thus an innovative model that promotes research into new bioclimatic technologies and renewable energy, including complementary activities such as tourism and large real estate developments.

The general framework of this initiative is the Public Works Concession of the current Fishing Port of La Paloma, incorporating an infrastructure facility for its expansion to create the PUERTO DE LA PALOMA HUB - LPH -, for a term of FIFTY (50) years, as described in Decree Law 15,637 on Public Works Concession, Law No. 17,555 art. 19 and 20, the TOCAF, Decree 500/91 and other provisions at the municipal level.

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La Paloma Hub
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Project Name: La Paloma Hub International Port (LPHPORT)


Project Area: More than 200 Hectares won at Sea in an Offshore Port of deep waters (20-25 m deep) in the Port area of ​​La Paloma, as an expansion of the Public Port located in said city on the Rocha Coast, Oriental Republic of Uruguay


Type of Contract: Use Concession Contract, promoted under the Private Initiative regime


Contracting Parties: a) Grantor or Contractor: It is the National Administration of Ports of Uruguay; and b) Concessionaire: it is the special purpose Public Limited Company that the successful bidder will establish for the development of the Project. Initially, the Promoter company: CORREDOR LOGÍSTICO MULTIMODAL CLM S.A.


Contractor Income: The Contractor will receive, in return for the activities assumed by him, income for the traditional concepts of a Land Lord; these concepts are listed below in the text of the IP.


Term of the Contract: An initial term of Fifty (50) years has been preliminarily foreseen, extendable upon compliance with a series of assumptions to be foreseen in the concession's business model.


Remuneration / benefit for ANP: The ANP has been provided for the payment of a fee for the use of Land and Riverbeds, in charge of the Concessionaire, under the terms and conditions resulting from the feasibility studies of the Project. In principle, no payments, budget expenditures or subsidies of any kind will be required to the Contracting Party.

Object of the Contract: The Concessionaire will act in the Free Port Regime, in accordance with Uruguayan Law, as a "Landlord Port"; that is, they will fulfill the roles of administration and management of the infrastructures and port area, land and riverbeds, as well as a land area for expansion of the activity related to the port, under a special customs regime for the establishment of industrial and other activities, which will cover:

a. Development of infrastructures, infrastructures, works and facilities of common use for users, operators or terminal operators that are installed in the port area; whether of a land or maritime nature;
b. Conservation and maintenance activities of said infrastructures, works and facilities;
c. Provision of general services to users, operators or terminal operators;
d. Port services to users, in matters of operation, loading and unloading, receipt, storage, possible Free Port activities in accordance with the Law and cargo dispatch, strictly speaking. These services and others that may arise from the Terminal or Warehouse contracts will be provided by the different Operators/terminalist operators under contracts with the Land Lord. Consequently, investments for the development and equipment of the planned terminals will be their responsibility. Similarly, the provision of services that the competent authorities provide in the national ports is contemplated in the Port, such as Customs services, Migrations, Police, Bromatological Control, Health and Safety, Navy/Prefecture, etc. For these public entity facilities, the Concessionaire will provide the physical spaces within the port area that they require for their operation, under international standard guidelines applied to local needs.