Port Corpus Christi Signs MOU with Puerto De Santa Marta, Colombia - South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade

Mar 18, 2014

PortCC signs MOU

Corpus Christi, TX
On Monday, March 17, 2014, members of Port of Corpus Christi Authority reaffirmed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Santa Marta located in Santa Marta, Colombia. The original MOU was signed in 2007 in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Reaffirming the MOU signifies the joint effort to promote and facilitate trade between Texas and Colombia. This includes partnering in research and innovation to enhance business relationships, promoting port infrastructure, developing logistics activities at the other port, and sharing knowledge of facilities and benefits at their respective ports to create a favorable synergy for the transit of goods.

Puerto Santa Marta is strategically located on the Northern tip of South America and the Atlantic Coast. A fairly new port established in 1991, Santa Marta currently runs 20 shipping lines to the U.S., Mexico, Ecuador, Russia, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rica and more. Port Santa Marta offers direct-ship-to-rail, the only port on the Atlantic Coast with rail service, cold, cellar, and laydown storage areas, and Free Trade Zone status. Port Santa Marta operates four terminals: general cargo, coal, bulk, and container. Port Corpus Christi is currently in the process of establishing a weekly shipping service line. The signing of the MOU with Port Santa Marta enables Port Corpus Christi to continue to develop business relationships in Colombia, and learn from new partners in South America.