After only five years of operation, Puerto Aguadulce is a productivity leader in Colombia, South America


Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce S.A., (Puerto Aguadulce) the joint venture between International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International Pte Ltd operating the Aguadulce Multiuser Container Terminal at the Port of Buenaventura in Colombia, celebrates its fifth year of operation this November. During this brief period of five years, the 600,000-TEU capacity terminal has managed to achieve high productivity standards that exceed the national and regional average, consolidating its position as one of the most productive terminals in South America.

“At Puerto Aguadulce, we continuously work under our vision of being a strategic ally of the Colombian industry through our competitive advantages, with our people and their experience, and with the support of our international shareholders, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. from the Philippines and PSA from Singapore – two of the largest port operators worldwide. This year, we are working to achieve better results for our clients, for Buenaventura and for the country,” said Miguel Abisambra, Puerto Aguadulce president.

Rodrigo Torras, Puerto Aguadulce General Manager, also explained that beyond being a port, “we are promoters of the development of Buenaventura and the country. We contribute to the well-being of the communities. We are an important generator of employment, and we work as strategic allies of our clients and transporters.”

Great milestones mark Puerto Aguadulce’s five-year operation. On November 27, 2016, Puerto Aguadulce welcomed the MSC Sasha – the first ship to arrive at the terminal. Puerto Aguadulce received the MSC Faith in 2019, which set the record as the largest capacity vessel to arrive in Colombia. That record was broken by the APL Esplanade when it called the terminal in 2020.

Puerto Aguadulce thanks Buenaventura, Colombia, the hardworking personnel, clients, transporters and partner communities, who stood as strategic allies, for their fundamental contributions to the five years of constant growth.