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ICTSI and PSA-Colombia jv terminal hits 1m teu mark

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) and PSA International’s Colombian joint venture Puerto Sociedad Industrial Aguadulce (SPIA) has handled its 1 millionth teu.

The terminal, located in the port of Buenaventura, on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, began operations in 2016 with a capacity of 600,000 teu in its first phase.

"Despite the adversities of 2020 for the world economy, we begin the new year with this positive news that reaffirms our effort and our drive to provide a great gateway for cargo in the Colombian Pacific region," said Miguel Abisambra, general manager of Aguadulce.

"The millionth container represents our efforts to generate social and economic development in Buenaventura. The special characteristics of our terminal and the highly trained and dedicated personnel make it possible to generate more options and connections, as well as to attract more investments and opportunities for the country," he added.

The $500m Aguadulce port is designed and built to serve mega-container vessels with capacity of up to 18,000 teu. It has a 13h-container yard with a 600 m-quay and draught of 14.5m and is equipped with four super post-Panamax cranes and a bulk terminal.

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