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ICTSI’s Colombia terminal hails milestone port call

/ 04:01 AM January 14, 2020

Colombia’s Puerto Aguadulce, a partnership between International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA of Singapore, kicked off 2020 with a port call from the biggest vessel ever to visit this part of South America.

Coming from Asia, the large-scale vessel, APL Esplanade, recently arrived at Puerto Aguadulce with a capacity of 13,892 twenty foot equivalent units. After Colombia, its journey continues to other ports in South America.

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With a length of 369 meters, equivalent to around four professional soccer fields, and a width of 51 meters, this vessel has the largest physical dimensions to call at any Colombian terminal.

The event highlighted the importance, capacity and competitiveness of Buenaventura Port, located close to Colombia’s major urban areas such as Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, ICTSI said in a press statement on Monday. —Doris Dumlao-Abadilla

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