List of Sea Ports in Colombia

Here you can find the latest sea ports in Colombia with their contact detail and address.  Colombia is located in the northern part of the South American continent. It is bordered on two sides by two water bodies – the Pacific Ocean to the west & the Caribbean Sea to the north. It is an old nation where at present, the inhabitants number more than 50 million.

Colombia Sea Ports list

Colombia is the only NATO Global Partner in South America. It is also a part of global trading bodies like the OECD, WTO, Mercosur, etc.

Colombia’s Economy

Colombia is blessed abundantly with natural resources. Its primary items of export are oils, distillation products, mineral fuels, forest products, metals, agricultural products, food items, sugar and related products, textile, glassware, and lots more. All this export activity helps the country to earn valuable foreign exchange. Tourism is another important contributor to the country’s GDP.

Colombia’s economy is the 4th largest in the continent. The GDP stands at more than $750 billion. Colombia is Latin America’s 2nd largest manufacturer of electronics and appliances. The shipbuilding industry of Colombia is among the largest in the world outside Asia.

A significant part of the Columbian economy is export-dependent. Also, the country imports a lot of items that it doesn’t manufacture. And for both these purposes, it’s extremely important to have a strong network of ports that facilitate the passage of ships, carrying the items of export & import. Below, we will take a look at the top 11 seaports of Colombia.

Here is the list of leading sea ports in Colombia:

Palermo Port Society

The Palermo Port Society is among Colombia’s primary ports. The port terminal is a multipurpose one that handles cargo like steel, clean bulk, general cargo, liquids, project cargo, and more. Located strategically in Colombia’s northern coast, it is suitable for foreign trade-related shipping. The port has an average depth of 13 meters with 40 hectares of port area & 8 multipurpose warehouses.

Port of Barranquilla

Barranquilla is the 4th largest city of the country. The port is a river port. Located 22 km from the mouth of the river Magdalena at the Caribbean coast of Colombia, the port is an important loading/unloading point for different types of cargo like bulk, cranes, containers, tanks, etc.

Port of Cartagena

Located strategically in the Caribbean Sea, the Port of Cartagena is rated as being among the best in the entire Latin American continent. The port enjoys connection to more than 750 ports across 140 countries of the world. With a dock depth of close to 20 meters, the port has the capacity to handle more than 2 million TEUs annually. The yard area is over 25 hectares. The port has 81 trucks for internal cargo transportation.

  • Port Authority:   Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena S.A.
  • Phone:  (57) (5) 6608071
  • Fax: (57) (5) 6502239

Covenas Offshore Terminal

Covenas calls itself “a partner you can trust.” The dedicated maritime agency provides various vessels (liners, tanks, tramp, etc.) in Colombian ports. It is also a reliable provider of multiple logistics services across the country. The company has also diversified into commercial representation of various international liners, services to oil, gas & mineral companies, and container control services.

  • Port authority: Covenas Port Authority
  • Phone: +57 4 050133, (57) 311 598-4740

Port of Mamonal

The Port of Mamonal is a private port for public usage. Equipped with the latest technology, the port is a multiple-use one, handling bulk cargo ships, oversized cargo, general cargo, heavy cargo, etc. There is a dedicated 240,000 sq mt storage area at the port, consisting of both open-air & warehouse storage space. The dock platform measures 34,000 sq mt.

Terminal Maritimo Muelles El Bosque

This is another of the smaller ports of Colombia, handling general cargo. It is a coastal natural harbor with water depth between 11 & 12 meters. Both fixed and mobile crane services are available. Moderate ship repair services are also done here.

Port of Pozos Colorados

The Port of Pozos is a small Colombian port. The Empresa Colombia de Petroleos operates this port. The maximum draft is close to 14 meters. The port is primarily used to discharge petroleum products into the storage tanks onshore. From there, the petroleum is pumped on to a refinery load.

  • Phone: +57 224 23780
  • Fax: +57 224 2270

Puerto Bolivar

This is among the largest global ports for the shipment of bananas. The maximum of the outbound cargo is meant for Europe. Ecuador ships almost 80% of its banana export through this port. Puerto Bolivar is also the largest port of Colombia. It is the largest coal export port of the continent.

  • Port authority: Autoridad Portuaria de Puerto Bolivar
  • Phone: 593 07 2929999

Port of Santa Marta

This is a natural harbor. The port handles different types of cargo like vehicles, grain, paper, coal, coffee, vegetables, etc. Located in northern Colombia, the port offers a water depth of up to 24 meters.  The port also offers limited ship repairing facilities.

  • Port Authority:   Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta S.A.
  • Phone: 57-5-4211311
  • Fax: 57-5-4212161

Port of Tumaco

The port offers berthing facilities for dry and liquid bulk and general cargo. It also has an offshore terminal for exporting crude oil. The port is located on the Pacific coast, close to the border with Ecuador. It offers a dwt of up to 21000 and a tidal draft of up to 6.5 meters.

  • Address: El Morrito area, Tumaco, Colombia
  • Phone: 57 27 272484
  • Fax: 57 272425

Port of Turbo

Located in the Gulf of Uraba on Colombia’s West Atlantic side, the Port of Turbo offers offshore loading and unloading of cargo that is brought via barges and tugboats. The anchorage depth is up to 12 meters. The port is used for handling general cargo.

  • Port Authority:   Capitania de Turbo
  • Phone: + (507) 390-9144
  • Fax: + (507) 390.9145

List of  Top 11 Ports in Colombia

Sl. No. SeaportWebsite
1Palermo Port Society

Address: Rio Magdalena, Ribera Oriental, Kilometro 3, Barranquilla, Colombia
2Port of Barranquilla

Address: Carrera 38 Calle 1, Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
3Port of Cartagena

Address: Manga Terminal Maritimo, Cartagena A.A 7954, Colombia
4Covenas Offshore Terminal

Address: Covenas Offshore Terminal, Colombia
5Port of Mamonal

Address: Bahia de Cartagena, north coast of Colombia
6Terminal Maritimo Muelles El Bosque

Address: El Bosque, Av., Pedro Velez No. 48-14, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
7Port of Pozos Colorados

Address: Colombia, South America

8Puerto Bolivar

Address: Avenida Bolivar Madero, Vargas Ecuador, Colombia
9Port of Tumaco

Address: El Morrito area, Tumaco, Colombia
10Port of Turbo

Address: Turbo, Colombia

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