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Puerto Aguadulce welcomes largest vessel to call Colombia

Puerto Aguadulce has welcomed the 13,892 teu APL Esplanade, the largest vessel to call at Buenaventura, Colombia.

The vessel is 369 m long, equivalent to approximately four professional football fields, and has a width of 51 m.

Puerto Aguadulce has claimed that having welcomed a ship of this size highlights the importance, capacity and competitiveness of Buenaventura Port.

Miguel Abisambra, Puerto Aguadulce’s general manager, said: “The shipping companies continue to build larger and larger capacity vessels. For Puerto Aguadulce, receiving this type of vessel is an honour and a great responsibility.

“We work continuously under our vision of being a strategic ally of the Colombian economy.”

The APL Esplanade, which operates on CMA CGM’s Asia Central South America service, sailed from Asia and after Colombia it will continue to other ports in South America.

Its visit to Puerto Aguadulce follows that of what is now the second largest containership to have docked in Colombia at the end of 2019.