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Mollendo

(mōyĕn`dō), town (1993 pop. 26,724), S Peru, a port on the Pacific Ocean. Mollendo exports wool and has industries producing cement, textiles, canned fish, and cheese. It is also a popular beach resort.

Mollendo

 

city in southern Peru in Arequipa Department. Population, 26,000 (1962). Port on the Pacific Ocean. Linked by a railroad line with Cuzco. There is trading and processing of agricultural products from the surrounding region. These include grains, sugarcane, cotton, fruit, and products derived from livestock. Alpaca wool and silver ore concentrates are the primary exports. Mollendo is the terminus of a combined railroad and sea route from Peru to Bolivia and Argentina.

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Petroperu seeks biodiesel cargoes HOUSTON: Peru's state-run Petroperu has launched a tender to buy two 120,000 barrel cargoes of biodiesel for delivery from March 27 to May 31 at Talara, Mollendo and Conchan ports, according to a document seen by Reuters.
The 1,000-kilometer long pipeline will shift gas from the Camisea fields deep inside the Amazon region to Mollendo on Peru s southern Pacific Coast.
Money was tight in the days of greatly expanding numbers of vocations and new mission foundations, so another young Dominican and I took a Grace Line freighter, instead of Pan American Airways, from New York to Mollendo, Peru, where two older Dominicans met us in a Jeep station wagon for the 500-mile overland trek on unpaved roads to La Paz, Bolivia.
In Mollendo, everything is round, cottony, and brown.
And with the earthy wind that blows here every night, and with the lazy licks of the waves, Mollendo becomes more and more round.
Built in 1931 The Queen of the Pacific was the most luxurious passenger ship on the run from Liverpool to the west coast of the Americas its outward bound ports of call being (deep breath): La Pallice, Corunna, Bermuda, Nassau, Havanna, Cristobal, Balboa, La Libertad, Paita, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta with a turn around at Valparaiso.
to operate the Cuzco-Machu Picchu tourist railway and the Southern Railway which is primarily a freight service, running between the ports of Mollendo and Matarani in southern Peru to Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, and thence to the high Andes with connection to the Bolivian Railways at Lake Titicaca.
a Peruvian power company has placed the order for the building of a 720 megawatt gas-fired thermal electricity generation plant in Mollendo, some 1,055 kilometers south of capital Lima, stated company, an affiliate of the world's second largest steelmaker POSCO.
Petroperu launched a tender last week to buy three 290,000 barrels cargoes of diesel to be received from October to November in the Conchan and Mollendo ports.
ENAFER is composed of three non-connecting rail systems: the Central Line between the port of Callao and the high Andes, the Southern Line between the ports of Matarani and Mollendo and the city of Arequipa, continuing to the high Andes cities of Puno on Lake Titicaca and Cusco, the former Inca capital and main tourist destination, and the narrow gauge Machu Picchu Line between Cusco and Machu Picchu.
The Southern Railway principally moves bulk cargoes such as grain from Matarani and petroleum products from Mollendo to Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, and the high Andes cities of Puno and Cusco, while offering a link into Bolivia via roll-on/roll-off ship between Puno and Guaqui, the railhead of the Bolivian State Railways.
Contract Awarded to establish and operate a 590-megawatt backup power plant in Mollendo, southern Peru.