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The Port of Dunkirk will increase Colombian fruit exports to France

The new maritime connection between the port of Cartagena and the French port of Dunkirk will allow increasing Colombian agricultural exports, especially of fruits, such as bananas, avocado, and pineapple, to the European country. Currently, 5% of Colombian exports reach the port of Dunkirk, a figure that the country plans to double in the next 2 years through the opening of a new line that connects Turbo, Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Santa Marta with this French port.

According to the recent Colombia-France Binational Council, which was held in Colombia between a delegation of French businessmen, representatives of Procolombia, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade -Laura Valdivieso Jimenez-, businessmen, exporters, and trade union representatives, the goal in the long term is to develop exports from France to Colombia from the Port of Dunkirk to optimize the exchange of goods.

This new maritime line between Cartagena and Dunkirk, which has a total maritime transit time of 13 days via the CMA-CGM group line, an average customs control time of 1 minute and 20 seconds, and an average discharge time of 2 hours, will same exporters time and money.



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