Most of Latin America’s ports see declines, but some managed to expand despite the crisis.
BY JOACHIM BAMRUD
CARTAGENA – Although most visitors to Cartagena these days are busy attending major conferences at the convention center and the sights of the colonial area, the city is also increasingly becoming known as a major cargo shipment center.
The Cartagena port (including SPRC, Contecar and El Bosque) has now become the fifth-largest container port in Latin America, according to the Top 50 Ports ranking from Latin Business Chronicle based on data from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and individual ports.
Cartagena’s traffic grew 16.7 percent to 1.2 million TEU last year, according to data from SPRC Cartagena. That was the highest growth in real terms -- 177,159 TEUs -- among all the ports in Latin America. As a result, Cartagena moved up two places on the ranking.
The growth was mainly due to ...
Keywords: Balboa, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Caucedo, Colon, Santos
RANKING: Latin Americas Top 50 Ports