Colombia greets largest ULCV so far
Coming from Asia, the almost 14,000 teu container vessel “APL Esplanade” recently arrived at Puerto Aguadulce, a container terminal, which began operations in November 2016 and which is run by its two major shareholders International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) of the Philippines and PSA of Singapore. “APL Esplanade” sails on the CMA CGM group’s Asia Central South America (ACSA1) service, which links East Asia with Central and South America.
With a length of 369 m and a width of 51 m, this vessel has the largest physical dimensions to call at any Colombian terminal so far. The vessel's load was handled at Buenaventura Port, located close to Colombia’s major urban areas such as Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.
“For Puerto Aguadulce, receiving this type of vessel is an honour and a great responsibility. We work continuously to pursue our vision to be a strategic ally of the Colombian economy,” said Miguel Abisambra, Puerto Aguadulce’s general manager. After Colombia, the vessel's journey continued to other ports in Latin America. (mw)