Palermo Port Society wins National Exporters Award

Palermo Port Society wins National Exporters Award

Palermo Sociedad Portuaria SA received the National Exporters Award from Analdex and ProColombia in the Logistics and Supply Chain category.

This year’s edition of the National Export Award was called “Companies Transforming Reality” and the aim was to recognize the dedication, quality, innovation and the facts that inspire the country.

The recognition was delivered this Thursday during the XXIV National Congress of Exports taking place in Medellín.

Palermo Sociedad Portuaria has attracted attention for being a multifunctional maritime and river terminal and for developing an infrastructure with high HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) standards.

Its export window protocol, the inclusion of IoT technology solutions, among others, is also recognized, improving efficiency in logistics, maritime and customs operations and strengthening itself as a comprehensive logistics hub serving the country and the Caribbean region.

Ricardo Román H., General Director of Palermo Sociedad Portuaria, assures that this is a recognition of the proposal of the logistics and industrial cluster of Palermo, which integrates a free zone, an industrial park, a liquid storage terminal and a facility port that has an international logistics distribution center.

“All this infrastructure, located in the same place, is chained through a logistics integration unit that is responsible for capturing value and efficiency so that companies can take advantage of the benefits offered by the Palermo Cluster,” says the director.

Palermo Sociedad Portuaria is not only located in the Colombian Caribbean Sea, but has the advantage of being equidistant from the other port cities on the Caribbean coast and being a river terminal providing access to foreign trade and multimodal operations that may be presented by the Magdalena river.

In line with what this award means, Palermo Sociedad Portuaria’s general manager says they will reach the important milestone of moving more than 3 million tons this year.

“This is due to all the bulk cargoes handled by the terminal, such as coke, maize, gypsum and fertilizers; liquid cargo such as crude oil, diesel and naphtha, but also general cargo such as steel, pipes and various project cargoes,” says the businessman.

This year, the mobilization forecasts for some types of cargo such as coke, clean bulk (maize, soybean cake and distillates) and liquid bulk have already been exceeded.

The main export destinations from Palermo Sociedad Portuaria are Mexico and Brazil, countries with which free trade agreements are in force, other areas with good participation are India, Europe and the United States.

“The market and customers know how to value Palermo’s distinctive and unique offering to improve logistics and supply chain in Colombian and export markets. In addition, there is a strategy of the port city of Barranquilla that in its last governments has tried to encourage industry and attract investment,” explains Ricardo Román H.

Simultaneously with the growth of foreign trade activities, the Port Authority has developed an ambitious investment plan aimed at technology, infrastructure and process improvement.

For example, over the past two years, the company has invested in the order of USD 4.8 million in various infrastructure projects, and in the second half of this year, it will start to implement two new docking and storage projects with resources of investment for 16, 4 million USD, to be inaugurated in 2023.

“We have received this recognition thanks to our team of employees who believe in our vision and with whom we work according to two non-negotiable principles: care for the environment and industrial safety standards, and also to the Palermo community that has grown with us”, specifies the businessman.

Source: El heraldo