Colon - Cartagena Ferry Stops Operating

Despite the fact that it was announced in July that the business would be restructured to make it viable, the company which connects Cartagena port with Colon will not be providing the service in 2016.

Friday, December 11, 2015

In July 2015 representatives from the company Aventuras 2000 projected modifying the schema to make it profitable, but lack of adequate port infrastructure in Isla Colon, among other factors, has prevented the idea of ​​connecting two significant tourist cities from prospering. reports that ".... Panamanian businessmen involved in the project indicated that they are not selling tour packages in Colombian nor Panamanian markets.

The vessel which has a capacity for 1,000 passengers, 300 crew and is able to carry 500 cars, began operations in a single season in October 2014 and promised to carry 100,000 passengers a year. "

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