Port of Cartagena one of the most important transshipment hubs in the world

Covering the China-United States-China route, the ship can carry up to 14,220 containers and its dimensions are equivalent to having more than three professional soccer fields lined up.

The arrival of the YM Warranty in Colombian territory demonstrates the advances that the country has in terms of maritime connectivity.

This port, in charge of the National Infrastructure Agency, through the Contecar concession, generates 373 jobs and has investments for $ 156 million dollars.

The Port of Cartagena, concessioned by the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), is consolidated as one of the most important transshipment hubs in the world, after receiving the ship YM Warranty: a ship that can transport 14,220 containers, thanks to its 366 meters long and 51.2 meters wide, which is equivalent to having three aligned soccer fields.

This Panamanian container ship, which docked at the port terminal, has been the one with the highest cargo capacity that has called at the port and covers a route from China to the east coast of the United States.

In its route it connects the ports of Cartagena, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Quindao, Pusan, Shanghai and Hong Kong in Asia; as well as with New York, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Savannah and Charleston in the United States.

The possibility of receiving vessels with large cargo capacity responds to the investments made by the Port of Cartagena and its Contecar container terminal, which amount to $ 156 million dollars and which allow the mobilization of 3.2 million TEUs per year.

“Colombia continues to strengthen its infrastructure in the concessioned ports, which improves connection processes, but also turns them into international maritime trade centers not only because of their geographical location but also because of their operational capacity, and that is something that we have promoted in a joint effort. with the port companies ”, assured the Minister of Transport, Ángela María Orozco.

The YM Warranty ship is part of the The Alliance fleet and left the city of Cartagena for the port of Pusan ​​in South Korea. Its cargo is general and import and transshipment merchandise.

For his part, the vice president of Contract Management of the ANI, Luis Eduardo Gutiérrez, highlighted that during this year, “the port companies did not stop for a single day despite the pandemic, which allowed the arrival of large capacity ships to the country. This responds to the investments made in port infrastructure and to the impulse given by the national government to improve competitiveness and international trade in Colombia ”.


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