After being chosen by the Danish shipping company Maersk, for its new CLX service, an optimized network between the west coast of Latin America and Northern Europe, the harbor Santa Marta received the largest container ship that has arrived at its facilities.
The ship, 266 meters long (almost the size of three football fields) and capable of loading 4500 containers, arrived at this capital on Sunday, confirming the condition of the terminal's deep water shipping (14 meters draft)
This fact also highlights forward the rebuilding that has been made to the terminal's bridges, agreed within the ambitious investment plan for more than $ 1
"The decision to designate the port for the emergence of this transport service is an acknowledgment of the relevance that currently holds for this line of cargo handling containerized by Santa Mart to Europe, which is export leader thanks to its location, infrastructure and service excellence", says a statement from the company.
Indicates that the CLX service arrives every week at the port of Santa Marta and provides direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio / San Vicente). Colombia (Santa Marta); and Northern Europe – Germany (Hamburg); United Kingdom (London); Netherlands (Rotterdam); and Belgium (Antwerp).
"In addition to providing greater connectivity and flexibility, it will improve reliability primarily for refrigerated cargo, by reducing transit times and cargo flows, facilitating export growth through the port terminal. By Santa Marta with an excellent market offering", adds the information. .
According to the report from the port, CLX will be accompanied by two new services: The Turbo Turbine, which rotates between Turbo, Santa Marta and Manzanillo, Panama and the Ecubex service, which comes from Ecuador, and arrives at Santa Marta to provide direct connection between Colombia and the United Kingdom (Portsmouth), Germany (Hamburg and Bremerhaven) and Russia (St. Petersburg).
"With these Puerto de Santa Marta, the best option for exporting cargo in containers intended for the European continent with five weekly frequencies driven by s main lines," the document points out.