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El puerto de Barranquilla: retos y recomendaciones

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  • Andrea Otero

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El puerto de Barranquilla se encuentra ubicado sobre la margen occidental del río Magdalena, a 22 km de la desembocadura del río en el mar Caribe. En la actualidad, es el cuarto puerto más importante del país por volumen de carga transportada. Sin embargo, presenta problemas para la navegación a lo largo de su canal de acceso por la acumulación de los sedimentos arrastrados por la corriente del río, lo que ha hecho que pierda competitividad frente a otros puertos de aguas profundas como Cartagena y Santa Marta. Este problema evidencia la falta de una política de mantenimiento del canal que garantice la entrada y salida de grandes embarcaciones al puerto en cualquier momento. Aún así, el puerto cuenta con un futuro prometedor, ya que en los próximos años se planea realizar importantes inversiones para reactivar la navegación por el río Magdalena y el puerto de Barranquilla será la pieza clave para conectar el interior del país con el mar Caribe por medio del río Magdalena.

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  • Andrea Otero, 2011. "El puerto de Barranquilla: retos y recomendaciones," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 141, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:region:141
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    1. Karina Acosta Ordoñez, 2013. "Cartagena: Entre el progreso industrial y el rezago social," Revista Economía y Región, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, vol. 7(1), pages 5-67, June.

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    Keywords

    Barranquilla; puerto; comercio exterior; exportaciones; importaciones.;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L92 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General

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