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Santa Marta International Terminal Company, S.A.
Summary of Proposed Investment

This Summary of Proposed Investment is prepared and distributed to the public in advance of the IFC Board of Directors’ consideration of the proposed transaction. Its purpose is to enhance the transparency of IFC’s activities, and this document should not be construed as presuming the outcome of the Board decision. Board dates are estimates only.

Project number 28544
Colombia (IDA)
Sector1Port and Harbor Operations
Environmental categoryB
Date SPI disclosedNovember 5, 2009
Projected board dateDecember 20, 2009
Previous EventsInvested: May 20, 2010
Signed: April 12, 2010
Approved: March 18, 2010
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Project description
The Project involves the refurbishment and operation by Santa Marta International Terminal Company, S.A. (“SMITCO”) of a container terminal inside the Port of Santa Marta, which is located on the Caribbean coast and is Colombia’s third largest port. The Project includes (i) the refurbishment of 2 berths with a combined total length of 322 meters; (ii) the installation of two Post-Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes, four Rubber Tired Gantries Cranes, and other terminal handing equipment to complement an existing mobile harbor crane; and (iii) the demolition of existing buildings and expansion of the container yard from 4 hectares to 8 hectares. Upon completion, the terminal’s container handling capacity will increase from 120,000 twenty foot equivalent container units (“TEUs”) to 300,000 TEUs.

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