The ANP reported that works have begun to improve the port docks, the walkways and the defense of the passenger terminal.
This Wednesday the 10th National Administration of Ports (ANP) met with the deputy secretary of the Presidency, Rodrigo Ferres, and the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jose Luis Faleroand reported that the estimated works have begun in the Port of Colonia and that the estimated investment for this will be 21 million dollars.
The head of the ANP, Juan Curbelo, expressed that it will allow a safer operation of the ships, a better flow of entry and exit to the country, both for passengers and companies, as well as improve aesthetics and allow greater circulation with better conditions.
On the other hand, they recalled that the may 31 The bidding process for the wooden pier in Colonia del Sacramento will begin, whose completion of works is scheduled for 2024.
Added to this, he recalled that the bulk port of Uruguay will begin its work in the coming months in terms of repairing docks and placing fenders. Curbelo reported that this port in 2022 reached the record of investments and income with bulk and fertilizer activity.
Colonia as a cruise destination in the United States
Within the framework of the Seatrade Cruise Globalthe most important cruise fair in the world, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA), the undersecretary of Tourism, Rowing Monzegliosuggested to the city of Sacramento Colony as a destination for cruise ships with a maximum of 1,000 passengers and avoiding weekends, due to the flow of passengers registered by the port of Colonia at that time of the week.
Monzeglio assured that “the proposal was well received”, but it is still necessary to study the technical and logistical aspects. Government estimates anticipate the first cruise ship arrivals during the season 2024/2025but a pilot test is expected to be carried out during the 2023/2024 summer season.
In addition, the undersecretary met with the minister of Tourism and Sport of Argentina, Matthias Lammens, seeking to generate an agreement for a joint promotion of the region as a cruise destination. “Argentina and Uruguay can and should promote themselves together to make trips to the southern cone more attractive as a region,” the officials commented.