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Puerto de Cartagena Contecar

Infrastructure

The Port of Cartagena Organization has been ranked “Best Caribbean Port” by the Caribbean Shipping Association on several occasions, due to its great infrastructure and equipment, as well as its highly efficient personnel. The services provided are extremely efficient, following high international standards.

In order to reach the goal of becoming one of the 30 most important ports in the world, the organization has designed a Master Development Plan (MDP). By the time the MDP is complete, the port will become the principal logistics platform in the Caribbean.

The development plans, in terms of infrastructure and equipment, as well as short-term growth targets, are described below: 

SPRC

2014

2015 - 2017

Annual capacity

1.5 million TEUs 2 millon de TEUs

Handles ships up to…

6.000 TEUs 16.000 TEUs

Dock depth

14 meters 16.5 meters
Piers
  • One 700-meter longitudinal pier for ships up to 150,000 tonnes deadweight.
  • Two jetties for feeder ships, 186 and 202 meters.
  • One 700-meter pier for ships up to 180,000 tonnes deadweight. 
  • Two jetties for feeder ships, 186 and 202 meters.
Pier cranes
  • 6 STS gantry cranes with 22-container span and twinlift capacity for simultaneous unloading of two 20-ft. containers. 
  • 3 x 100-tonne capacity MHC cranes.
  • 8 STS gantry cranes with 22-container span and twinlift capacity for simultaneous unloading of two 20-ft. containers. 
  • 3 x 100-tonne capacity MHC cranes.
Yard area 20 hectares, with 28,000 storage cells for containers, stacked up to 6 high.

25 hectares, with over 30,000 storage cells for containers, stacked up to 6 high.

RTGs 31 RTG cranes.

32 electric RTG cranes which operate silently, with zero CO2 emissions.

Sockets for refrigerated containers 1,500 sockets fitted with sensors for real time monitoring of temperatures and cargo.

1,500 sockets fitted with sensors for real time monitoring of temperatures and cargo. 

Tractor trucks 81 tractor trucks for internal cargo transportation. 

81 tractor trucks for internal cargo transportation. 

Truck access gate 6 lanes equipped with OCR technology, radiation detection portals and self-service kiosks.

6 lanes equipped with OCR technology, radiation detection portals and self-service kiosks..

Contecar

2014

2015 - 2017

Annual capacity

1.5 million TEUs 3.2 million TEUs

Handles ships up to…

6.000 TEUs 16.000 TEUs

Dock depth

14 meters 16.5 meters
Piers

One 1,000-meter longitudinal pier.

One 1,000-meter longitudinal pier. 
Pier cranes

6 STS gantry cranes with 22-container span and twinlift capacity for simultaneous unloading of two 20-ft. containers.

13 STS gantry cranes with 22-container span and twinlift capacity for simultaneous unloading of two 20-ft. containers.

Yard area 20 hectares, with 25,000 storage cells for containers, stacked up to 6 high. 

90 hectares, with over 58,000 storage cells for containers, stacked up to 6 high.

RTGs 24 RTG cranes

60 electric RTG cranes which operate silently, with zero CO2 emissions. 

Sockets for refrigerated containers 800 sockets fitted with sensors for real time monitoring of temperatures and cargo.

2,400 sockets fitted with sensors for real time monitoring of temperatures and cargo. 

Tractor trucks 73 tractor trucks for internal cargo transportation. 

120 tractor trucks for internal cargo transportation. 

Warehouses /CEDI 20,000 square meters.

80,000 square meters.

Gate 6 lanes catering for trucks. 12 lanes equipped with OCR technology and kiosks.