Sociedad Portuaria Las Flores (SPLF) has obtained a concession from Cormagdalena for a 13 ha piece of land in Barranquilla, at 7km upstream from the river mouth. SPLF intends to develop the land into a bulk handling (liquids and dry bulk) terminal. Port Consultants Rotterdam was commissioned a market study and masterplan study for the terminal.
The port masterplan study is to identify the institutional, economic and technical conditions as required by the maritime and transport markets to develop the port of Barranquilla into a major port. In order to grow and become a major port player in Colombia, the port needs a strong organization and a development / strategic view for the near and far future.