GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

MANILA, Dec 9 (FAM) – The joint venture terminal between International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and PSA International on the Pacific coast of Colombia, the Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce (SPIA), has officially started operations with the handling of its first vessel, MSC Sacha, on November 27.

The US$500 million SPIA is designed and built to assist mega container vessels with bulk of up to 18,000 TEU. In this initial phase of development, the new Colombian terminal will be able to handle an annual capacity of 550,000 TEU.