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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.
CMA CGM launches AZTEC service between the west coast ports of North, Central and South America
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, has announced the launch, starting May 24, of its new service between the west coast of the United States, Central America and South America. The service is one of the most complete on the market between these three strategic zones. CMA CGM will now offer its customers: Weekly service offering optimal coverage to/from the west coast of the United States, Central America and South America The possibility of fast connections with the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Colombia through the hubs of Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico) and Buenaventura (Colombia). CMA CGM will operate this service in collaboration with the German shipping company Hamburg Sud. With this new AZTECA service, CMA CGM will enable the agri-food industry in Central and South America to export to North American markets.
Bridge blocked by striking shipowners
The El Pinal bridge, the only way in or out of Buenaventura, has been blocked since Jan. 19 morning due to a strike by cabotage shipowners. The strike is being staged in protest at the government's non-fulfilment of promises regarding fuel subsidies. The blockage of the El Pinal Bridge has caused delays on the transportation of goods to and from Buenaventura as well as delays in the operation of vessels.News schreiben