Colombian Port 250 miles from Colon

The operator of Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica, has hired a French-Colombian consortium for the construction of a multipurpose port in the Gulf of Uraba, adjacent to the border with Panama, with an investment of $580 million.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

PIO SAS, a holding company dedicated among other sectors to the development, implementation and management of services for port infrastructure and logistics, has announced that the consortium Sapeim from France and Termotecnica Coindustrial S.A. from Colombia, is the preferred contractor for the stage of Engineering, Procurement, and construction (EPC) of Puerto Antioquia, which will be the closest Colombian port to the Panama canal and the closest to Medellin and Bogota.

From the website of Puerto Antioquia Urabá:

"The project has already completed the phase of granting concession, environmental licensing and is now in the process of selecting the preferred construction company for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), it means that the dream of having a port in Urabá is becoming a reality" said Oscar Isaza Benjumea, president of Puertos Inversiones y Obras S.A.S. (SAS PIO), the company that owns 30 percent of the project.

Read full press release (in spanish).

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