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New multipurpose port in Colombia

Cartagena will be built near a terminal for handling containers, conventional cargo and liquid bulk and dry

The Colombian port of Cartagena will have created a new port area to the south of the Bay of Cartagena and Puerto Bahía named. This will be a terminal is 475 meters long and 55 feet wide that will be used for oil exports for handling containers, conventional cargo and dry bulk cargo (excluding coal).

The project includes the construction of a river terminal and an industrial area of ​​37 hectares, will invest 250 million dollars. The first phase of the new port will be implemented over the next two years with an investment of $ 25 million for the construction of port infrastructure. Initially the port will have a capacity of container traffic of about 200,000 TEUs, while the oil terminal will have a capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. The oil terminal at Puerto Bahía will be operated by the German group Oiltanking International.

The project is the conversion of general cargo port traffic, oil and dry bulk of a previous project for the construction of a port terminal for coal traffic. The new project is spearheaded by the Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Bahía SA, whose name was formerly the Sociedad Portuaria SA Carare and before Sociedad Portuaria SA Carbones of Carare The company has as its members the power company Proeléctrica of Cartagena, the Colombian group Canadian Pacific Rubiales Colombian Pacific Energy and Infrastructure.

The project also includes construction of a new pipeline between Coveñas and Puerto Bahía, which will start operating in early 2013 with an additional investment of 200-250 million dollars and the construction of a pipeline connecting the plant with extraction of natural gas in La Creciente (Sucre), for which it will invest another 250 million dollars.


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