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Colombia – Puerto Bahía opens in Cartagena

The new Puerto Bahía multimodal terminal in Cartagena, entered service on 28 August. The US$ 600 million terminal is on a 155 hectare site on Isla Barú in Cartagena Bay. It consists of a hydrocarbon terminal and a dry cargo terminal.

Puerto Bahía has been created by Colombia-based port developer Pacific Infrastructure Ventures Inc. The Canadian-based oil and natural gas company Pacific Exploration & Production Corp has a 41.65 per cent share in Pacific Infrastructure.

The hydrocarbon terminal has eight storage tanks with a combined capacity of 2.4 million barrels for naphtha and crude oil and is capable of loading suezmax tankers.

The dry bulk terminal has 300 meters of berthing andz can handle post panamax vessels. The port has a draft of 20.0 meters.