Puerto Nuevo is a public-service port for the handling and export of coal. It uses a direct loading system to load the coal onto ships, minimising transfer points by transporting it directly from the stockpiling yard to cargo holds on covered conveyor belts.
Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Nuevo SA operates and manages the Puerto Nuevo port facility, which is in Ciénaga, Magdalena.
Puerto Nuevo can load vessels from 30,000 DWT (dead weight tonnes) to 182,500 DWT. It started with an annual handling capacity of 21.4 million tonnes; subsequent improvement and investment mean it can now handle up to 32 million tonnes.