Puerto Aguadulce services largest vessel to dock in Colombia
Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce (SPIA) sets a new operational milestone at the Port of Buenaventura after servicing the 14,436-TEU vessel MSC Faith, the largest ship ever to dock in Colombia.
With a length of overall of 366 meters, the MSC Faith makes its maiden call in South America at Puerto Aguadulce, as part of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) weekly service between Asia and Latin America’s west coast.
With privileged access to the “Golden Triangle” of the Colombian economy – comprised of the cities of Bogota, Medellin, and Cali – SPIA is fully-equipped to handle the largest vessels plying Latin America today using the largest port handling equipment in Colombia, and a deep berth.
SPIA, a container and bulk handling facility jointly developed by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and PSA International Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, can handle mega boxships with capacities of up to 18,000 TEUs.
Built in Korea in 2019, MSC Faith is one of the most modern and energy-efficient 14K+ TEU vessels added to MSC’s green fleet in 2019.
Designed with environment and efficiency in mind – the latest generation MSC vessels are powered by Tier III diesel engines for its main propulsion and auxiliary power, and are 75 percent cleaner than the Tier II standard set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
MSC Faith’s maiden call likewise coincides in time for SPIA’s third anniversary, and marks the strong relationship between Puerto Aguadulce and MSC.
About Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA)
Puerto Aguadulce is a latest generation container terminal, which began operations in November 2016, achieving high standards of productivity, safety and security in all its operations. Its two major shareholders are two of the world's leading port operators: International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) of the Philippines and PSA International Pte. Ltd. of Singapore.
About International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port operations, management and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector.