ICTSI & PSA sign agreement to build and operate new Colombian port

  • ICTSI & PSA will jointly, develop, build & operate new box facility at Aguadulce Port

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International (PSA), through their respective subsidiaries, have today signed an agreement to jointly develop, construct and operate the new container terminal at Aguadulce Port, Colombia.

The agreement involves PSA’s investment in Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce (SPIA), an indirect subsidiary of ICTSI, which holds the 30-year concession for the Aguadulce Port Project granted by the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura of Colombia.

“We are excited about the prospect of working with PSA to develop a terminal that we know will be key to Colombia's trade growth,” said ICTSI chairman and president, Enrique Razon Jr.

“PSA and ICTSI share the aspirations for the Aguadulce Port, and the opportunity to bring this shared goal to fruition presented itself. We are confident and look forward to the success of this important collaboration.”

Under the terms of the agreement, ICTSI's wholly-owned subsidiaries Kinston Enterprises Corporation and Future Water S.A. agreed to the purchase by PSA Colombia Pacific Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA, of SPIA shares representing 45.64 percent of SPIA's issued and outstanding share capital, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent to completion.

Upon completion of the agreement, ICTSI and PSA, through their respective subsidiaries, will jointly own 91.28 percent of issued and outstanding share capital of SPIA. ICTSI and PSA will thereafter work jointly on the project.

“We are delighted to partner ICTSI and co-invest in the Aguadulce Port Project,” commented PSA Group CEO, Tan Chong Meng.

“ICTSI and PSA will bring our complementary strengths to ensure this greenfield terminal supports the growing demand for trade and logistics in Colombia, amidst the improving business environment in the region.”

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