The COMPAS terminal at Tolu, south of Cartagena, is the Colombian deep-water port closest to the Panama Canal. Its activities are growing and diversifying,
which is why the COMPAS Group, owner and operator, has invested in transforming the existing quay to accommodate larger vessels and to add a berth.

The project included a new 150 m x 30 m platform aligned with the existing quay to serve two Super Panamax vessels simultaneously. This platform features independent access to the coast via a 270-meter-long, 8-meter-wide viaduct for two-way truck traffic. The quay consists of a concrete slab on vertical steel piles, and is suitable for dredging to a depth of 13 meters.

The design was carried out by the American company WSP under the coordination of the technical office of Soletanche Bachy Cimas (Soletanche Bachy’s Colombian subsidiary).


Compañía de puertos asociados S.A.S. – Compas S.A.

Main contractor

Soletanche Bachy Cimas