ORANJESTAD introduction:

Port of Oranjestad is the main commercial harbor of Aruba. It is situated on the south-western end of the island and is open for navigation for 24 hours a day. It is also located along the waters edge of Oranjestad. Ships moor within walking distance from the shopping centers, a 10 minutes’ drive from the beaches, and slightly over 2 miles from the international airport. The harbor has a depth of 33 feet and the safe salt water draft is 30 feet. Vessels usually enter through the Western Channel and depart via the Eastern Channel. The Port of Oranjestad has five cruise berths in total.

Queen Beatrix International Airport is 2.5 km from the city center. The downtown is served by a tramway line. For people commuting on the island, traffic in the center of the town is an issue.

The Port served all containerized cargo handling operations until its scheduled relocation to Barcadera in mid 2015. This adjacent cargo facility is equipped with a 50-ton gantry crane with a loading rate of 20 to 30 moves per hour and  250 meters of quay length. It is used primarily for processing the imports for local consumption and the remaining represents free-zone type and transshipment cargo.

Oranjestad is featured with a hot semi-arid climate. Temperatures are hot. The climate is humid.

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