2020 – Buenos Aires – Puerto Nuevo
Image by Ted’s photos – For Me For You
The Port of Buenos Aires is operated by state-owned General Port Administration.
Known as Puerto Nuevo (New Port) it replaces the earlier 1897 opened Puerto Madero.
By 1907 Madero became insufficient to meet growing maritime traffic demands.
As a result Luis Huergo’s plans for staggered docks was approved in 1911, and work promptly began on the Puerto Nuevo (New Port) close to Puerto Madero.
The project directed by Richard Souldby Oldham, Walker & Co., was delayed by the scarcity of material and financing brought about by World War I.
It would ultimately require 15 years to complete finishing in 1925. The project included a breakwater, six docks, and made the port the largest in the southern hemisphere.
From World Cargo News:
01 Jul 2018:
June this year, Paceco España SA suspended payments and declared voluntary insolvency.