October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombia: Proflora puts spotlight on sea freight

Sea shipping is something we are hearing more and more about in recent years. Being able to reach all the flower industry commercial hubs of the world at very competitive prices requires efficient and reliable transportation. 

For the first time in Proflora there will be a booth exclusively for companies related to the sea freight chain: 

  • Port of Santa Marta
  • Port of Cartagena
  • Port of Barranquilla
  • Seaboard marine
  • Panalpina - Cargomaster cargo agency

Data of Colombian fresh cut flowers exports, support the growing shift toward cut flower transport by sea:

  • Over the past five years, exports by sea freight increased in tons and TEUS (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) by 177% and 149% respectively. 
  • In 2018, more than 19.6 thousand tons and more than 3.7 thousand TEUS were exported by sea freight. 
  • From January to April 2019, Colombia exported by sea freight 9.1 thousand tons and 1.8 thousand TEUS. The main markets were: the United States with a 53% share, the United Kingdom with 27%, Chile with 14% and Australia with 2%.

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