The Colombian government has signed a 30-year-concession-contract for the construction of the long-awaited new port on the Caribbean Sea, in Turbo, in the department of Antioquia.

Paris-headquartered broker BRS has acquired the Colombian international shipbroking company Amazonas Shipping SAS.

Colombian officials say that three explosions have rocked two industrial shipyards in the coastal city of Cartagena, killing four people and injuring 22, according to media reports.

Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce (SPIA), a joint venture between International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International on the Pacific coast of Colombia, has commenced operations with the handling of its first container vessel, MSC Sasha, on 27 November 2016.

APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados (COMPAS) have finalised their joint venture Cartagena Container Terminal Operator (CCTO).

Bunker trading firm Dan-Bunkering has formed a joint venture with Australian Bunkers for physical supplies in Buenaventura, Colombia, to develop and strengthen its physical presence in Latin America.

APM Terminals and Colombian-based port and terminal operating company, Compañia de Puertos Asociados (Compas) have signed a joint venture agreement to manage and operate Compas’s existing multipurpose Cartagena Terminal.

Global container terminal operator PSA International’s head for Latin America Enno Koll is confident that the region offers opportunities to port operators now that the Panama Canal expansion inauguration is less than 10 months away.

Höegh LNG has bagged a contract for up to 20 years to supply an FSRU for an LNG terminal in Colombia.

OW Bunker has formed a partnership with Petrocosta to expand its capabilities in Colombia.

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