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Bahía Port

Bahía Port


  • Author: Zofnass Program
  • Date Posted: 2016
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  • Address: Cartagena de Indias, COLOMBIA

Research director:

Dr. Andreas Georgoulias


Research core team:

Cristina Contreras, ENV-SP

Judith Rodriguez, ENV-SP


Case study written by:

Manuela Guzmán, MAUD 2014

US $590 million investment

Multipurpose port terminal

Storage capacity: 3.3 million barrels and hydrocarbon products

140 hectares

Phase: Concession started 2013

Sponsor: Pacific Infrastructure

Puerto Bahia, located in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, consists of the construction and operation of a multipurpose port terminal specialized in large-scale handling and storage of crude oil and its derivatives. The project sponsors are Pacific Infrastructure, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Kiber Ltd.

It is designed for an initial storage capacity of 3.3 million barrels of crude oil and hydrocarbon products. The facility comprises a total of 140 hectares and includes a general cargo handling area, as well as an industrial free-trade zone. The project, which became operational in 2015, uses various technologies to help control GHG emissions such as floating roof tanks and security cameras powered by solar panels.

Bahia Port’s sustainability practices goes beyond the port, as it is implementing through its foundation social, educational, cultural and environmental programs to help neighbouring communities develop.


For further info, download executive summary in EN|SP and full text in EN|SP.