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25 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:38 GMT+2



March 21, 2019

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Al via the construction of a new port on the Caribbean coast of Colombia

To the management of the landing place the shipowning group CMA CGM will collaborate

The government of Bogota has signed with the Puertos Columbian, Inversiones y Obras (DEVOUT), society that take care of the construction and development of the port of Puerto Antioquia that will be situated on the Caribbean coast of Colombia in the region of Urabá, a contract of concession of the relative duration 30-year-old to the management of the new harbour port of call that will be dedicated to the traffic of the conventional container but also of goods between which cereals and bananas, activity that DEVOUT will realize in collaboration with the French shipowning group CMA CGM.

The new landing place will rise on a platform of 570 meters for 91 meters and will be able to serve portacontainer long until 366 meters, with a cargo ability pairs to 14.000 teu and with a draught until 14,5 meters. To this endowed area others will join some to earth of warehouses, areas of storage, offices and workshops.

For the construction of the Columbian port a total investment of about 300 million dollars is previewed, cost that includes the realization of the platform with five approaches and of viaduct of 3,8 kilometers of connection between the platform and the street net. The civil works will be realized by a consortium constituted from the French Eiffage Infraestructuras and the Columbian Termotécnica Coindustrial.

The concession contract previews that the new port per year movements until 6,6 million tons of cargos. According to the forecasts, the port of call will become operating in the second half of 2020.


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