ICTSI & PSA Open New Terminal in Buenaventura, Colombia

Image Courtesy: ICTSI

Manila-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and global port operator group PSA International (PSA) have formally opened Puerto Aguadulce, a joint venture terminal in the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia.

The first phase of the USD 550 million multi-user container and bulk handling facility can handle mega container vessels with capacities of up to 18,000 TEUs, and is seen to further spur the Colombian economy. Puerto Aguadulce is operated by Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce, the joint venture company of ICTSI and PSA.

“We have always been bullish on Colombia and believe that its economy is a key driver in pushing the Latin American market into the future. Exports from Colombia such as coffee and sugar remain in high demand. We at ICTSI want to be a partner in the country’s economic journey by offering top-notch port equipment, facilities and technology to facilitate this growing economy,” says Martin O’Neil, ICTSI Executive Vice President.

“The terminal is ideally positioned to be a hub for international trade. It was built and designed to meet the current and future requirements of customers and partners, with whom we are going to work with to offer high levels of services and productivity,” says Miguel Abisambra, Puerto Aguadulce CEO.

ICTSI and PSA signed the agreement to jointly develop, construct and operate the terminal and its ancillary facilities back in September 2013.

The terminal had its soft opening late in November last year, servicing its first container vessel – the MSC Sasha.

Puerto Aguadulce is equipped with neo post-Panamax quay cranes and can service new generation container vessels with capacities of up to 18,000 TEUs.

Under its first phase development, the terminal has an annual handling capacity of 550,000 TEUs operating two container berths. The bulk terminal, on the other hand, is set to have a capacity of two million tons annually.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

DSM17

Donsö Shipping Meet 2017 is an all inclusive exhibition. Meals, electricity, meeting schedule and banquette dinner is included…

read more >

TOC Europe

TOC (The Terminal Operations Conference) has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers…

read more >

Marine Philippines 2017

The 4th edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE 2017, SHIPBUILD PHILIPPINES 2017 and OFFSHORE PHILIPPINES 2017 is the only specialized Shipbuilding…

read more >

Bunkering Week 2017

IBC’s biennial Bunkering Week is back with its successful series of 3 co-located events: 8th Bunkering in Asia, 4th LNG Bunkering and EMTECH: Ship Emissions Technology Conference.

With a proven track record of bringing together top decision makers from various industry sectors, this remains the go to event for ship owners, fuel suppliers, traders and technology solution providers. Get in-depth and detailed market insights from experts who are taking the decisions, assess peer strategies and give shape to your own in this unrivalled gathering of shipping and marine fuel industry leaders.

Key Highlights for 2017:

* 3 Co-located Conferences

* 12+ Hours of Networking Time

* In-depth Review of Shipping Markets by Segment

* Ship Owner Positions on Emissions Compliance Scenarios

* Pricing Differentials and Availability across Different Fuels

* Technology and Analytics in Fuel Management and Emissions MRV

More info

read more >