Puerto Aguadulce handles largest-capacity vessel to dock in Colombia


The recent handling of the CMA CGM ARGENTINA, the greatest capacity vessel to arrive in Colombia, saw Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce (Puerto Aguadulce) reach a new milestone.

The landmark underscores Buenaventura’s status as a critical port city for the nation’s international trade with the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world.

The ship’s arrival also highlights Puerto Aguadulce’s excellent operational capabilities alongside its dedication to restoring Colombia’s economy.

Sociedad Industrial Puerto Aguadulce President, Miguel Abisambra, spoke on the significance of this recent event: “This is a message of confidence and credibility for the Aguadulce terminal for its dedication and commitment in terms of service levels, safety, infrastructure, productivity, and the application of high international standards in its operations.” 

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Built in 2019, the 1,572-TEU vessel is owned by the CMA CGM group and sails under the Maltese flag.  

Puerto Aguadulce is a latest generation container terminal, which began operations in November 2016. 

Its two major shareholders are two of the world’s leading port operators: International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) of the Philippines and PSA of Singapore.

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