Puerto Industrial Aguadulce

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Colombiacoal}}Puerto Industrial Aguadulce is a multipurpose port located on the Península de Aguadulce, near the Port of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast. The port began commercial operations in late 2016[1] and was officially inaugurated in 2017. Puerto Aguadulce's coal terminal exports primarily metallurgical coal to Asian markets.[2]

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In March 2017, Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A. announced the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Puerto Industrial Aguadulce, a project of Colombian port operator Compas. The new terminal, with a draft of 15 meters and a 600-meter quay, is equipped with four super post-panamax cranes and modern conveyor equipment capable of loading Panamax vessels of up to 80,000 tons. In October 2017, the terminal loaded a cargo of 56,000 tons of metallurgical coal bound for Japan; in early 2018 it was scheduled to load its first Panamax shipment of 70,000 to 73,000 tons.[3] The company website indicates that the port has a storage capacity of 110,000 tons of coal and a daily loading capacity of 24,000 tons per day.[2]

Project Details

  • Owner: Compas / Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A.
  • Location: Península de Aguadulce, Colombia
  • Existing Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 8
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2017
  • Type: Exports
  • Source of Coal: Colombia

Articles and resources


  1. "ICTSI/PSA-Colombia’s Aguadulce terminal begins operations", Seatrade Maritime News, December 5, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Se inauguró Puerto de Aguadulce, uno de los más grandes y modernos del Pacífico", Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce press release, March 8, 2017.
  3. "Colombia's Compas expects Pacific port to load first Panamax with coal", Platts Marine, November 21, 2017.

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