Starts mega-project of refrigerated cargo terminal

Starts mega-project of refrigerated cargo terminal

The works of Puerto Antioquia, a Colombian megaproject that includes the largest refrigerated cargo terminal in the country, located in the Caribbean, they began this Saturday, with an investment of 720 million dollars.

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, laid the first stone of this megaproject located in the municipality of Turbo, in the Gulf of Urabá, which has received investment from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the National Development Finance (FDN) and other private entities and whose works are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

“This is a port for the benefit of Colombia, to gain competitiveness, to shorten distances,” Duque assured, at the beginning of the construction of Puerto Antioquia, which will have 1,330 meters of dock and will be able to serve five ships simultaneously, according to the Presidency.

This new cargo port, due to its Caribbean location, close to Panama, will produce “significant savings for the country’s logistics chain”, since you are 350 kilometers closer to the main production and consumption centers than other Caribbean ports.

(Container administrators, to register to work).

Besides, It will allow the generation of 17,000 formal jobs in this banana and agricultural region, which in turn has been severely affected by the conflict and the expropriation of land.

The IDB representative in Colombia, Kelvin Suero, assured that this work is a “longing” for the inhabitants of the region, who now “It becomes part not only of history but of a present and a future that is predicted in terms of employment, in terms of development for this department”.


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