Kuehne + Nagel has opened new logistics facility inside Contecar Port at Cartagena in Colombia which will serve as a regional hub for the group in South America.
The logistics and distribution centre provides 10,000 sqm warehouse space and 11,000 pallet positions at full capacity.
Contecar, a 90 hectare private port located near the harbour entrance and industrial zone, is currently being upgraded for the handling of 12,000 TEU ships by 2013. The aim is to take advantage of the growth, generated by the Panama Canal expansion, which is expected to be finalised in 2014, one hundred years after the canal’s opening.
Karl Gernandt, chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International, opened the facility and said: “With this new logistics facility in Cartagena, we have realised a further major step in our strategy to strengthen our activities in Colombia.”