Person who works shifts in the loading or unloading of ships.
Sea areas of the port deep enough for a vessel to sail without any inconvenience.


Flat-bottomed, self-propelled vessel used for river navigation.
The width of the vessel.
Light indicating the location of the port.
Action of mooring the ship to the dock.
Shallow draft vessels.
Indicate the access channel to the port.
Transportan vehículos y carga contenerizada.
Transportan vehículos y carga contenerizada.


Transporte de carga marítima de puerto a puerto.
Medida de profundidad alcanzada por el buque.

Cargo regrouping operations within the area of the port terminal.

Carga constituida por sólidos que vienen sin empaque o envase y no pierden su condición en ninguna de las distintas fases de la operación portuaria.
Son aquellos cargamentos nacionales o nacionalizados que son transportados de un puerto colombiano a otro puerto colombiano por vía marítima.
Cargamentos nacionales que salen en forma legal hacia el extranjero.
Todo cargamento que procedente de otro país que va a ser nacionalizado.
Optical inspection of the goods as required, upon request by the importer or when no pre-manufacture certificate is available.
Son todas aquellas importaciones que llegadas al Puerto de Barranquilla, sale por vía terrestre o fluvial para ser nacionalizada.
Entiéndase por estos cargamentos, toda aquella importación que llegada a un puerto colombiano es reembarcada con destino a otro puerto para ser nacionalizada.

Este tipo de carga consiste en bultos sueltos o individuales, manipulados y embarcados como unidades separadas, paquetes, sacos, cajas, tambores, piezas.

Responsible for the paperwork with the customs authority, shipping agencies and payment of port services to banks.


Es aquel que se efectúa del medio de transporte acuático al medio de transporte complementario que retira los cargamentos del puerto al terminal.
Se efectúa del medio de transporte acuático al aproche en el muelle.
Movilización de cargamentos de la bodega, patio o cubierta a la embarcación o al costado de la misma o al muelle o viceversa.
Unloading from the means of water transport to the interim water transport that removes the cargo from the port to the terminal.
Unloading of containers.
Specific confined space where the goods are unloaded and left in custody of a specialized company.
The unloading of containers with cargo of several shippers.
Dwelling time of the ship berthed at the maritime terminal.


National cargo that legally shipped abroad.
When the goods inside the container are removed.


Those that in a journey from one country to the other process goods, products, commodities.
Compartment located in the lowest part across breadth and length of a ship used to store petroleum, wheat, corn, sorghum, oils and molasses; they are also known as tankers.
A mechanical vehicle to lift or lower containers.
Ships designed exclusively for fishing.

Tying the goods or container with a chain to ensure the cargo is secured.

TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit): Standard unit of measurement to measure a container.


Cargo that, given its special characteristic, may cause harm to people, crafts, port facilities or the environment, and must be handled in accordance with the standards of the Occupational Health Department.
The process of unloading the goods on pallets (sacks or loose) using a hook.


Any cargo from another country that will be nationalized.
Cargo consigned to a foreign port that is unloaded on a Colombian port to be dispatched either by sea or land to its final destination.
Imports that, upon arrival to the Port of Barranquilla, are dispatched by land or waterway to be nationalized elsewhere in the country.
Loading operation from the berth to the means of water transport.
Unloading operation from the means of water transport to the berth.


Cargo consisting of liquids or gases without packaging, which does not lose its condition in any of the various phases of the port operation.
Cargo consisting of individual or loose bulks handled and shopped as separate units, packages, sacks, boxes, drums, and pieces.
The transfer and arrangement operation of cargo from/to the storage sites to/from trucks, wagons and similar vehicles for their removal from or entry to the port.
Ships that have been permanently or temporarily assigned by the ship operator to follow a regular, efficient and continuous traffic in accordance with fixed and preset routes and schedules.
Instruments and elements required to load and unload ships.
Length of the ship.


Unload on bay, leave cargo on sea and are collected by tugboats, they are light load.
Ships transporting over 24 passengers and less than 500 tons of goods per port and have a fixed schedule.
Decks located in the warehouse of the ship used to store and separate cargo.
The action of placing the ship in the port/dock.


National or nationalized cargo transported by land to/from other parts of the country.


The action of entering provisions to the ship.
Any ship designed and exclusively used to transport passengers.
Company that provides port services directly related to the port entity, such as loading, unloading, storage, pilotage, tug, stevedoring, ground handling or portage, dredging, classification, inspection and use services.
Wooden structure used to group a number of sacks for subsequent transfer by hoist (sugar, coffee, salt, products in sacks).
Consists of advice to the masters on the piloting of the ship at anchorage, docking, undocking,sail and in maneuvers within the port area.
Term used by government entities that means maritime terminal or port facility with customs procedures to receive import and export cargo.


Instruments and elements required for maneuvering, or the pulley system to hoist and, with supports, stow the cargo.
Ships that transport vehicles and containers.
Imports that, upon arrival to a Colombian port, are reshipped to another port to be nationalized.
Designed to sail through rivers, lakes or small channels.
Bar whose function is to lock the chains to the container or goods.
The official entity that controls port companies that were granted country ports under concession.


The person who represents the ship operator on land for all purposes related to the vessel.
The organization of stowage and containers in height order to make them occupy greater vertical space both in the warehouse and in the yards.
Natural or juridical person, whether or not owner of the ship, who supplies the ship for sea expeditions and makes it navigate to his name, and at his own risk and expense receives its profits and bears all pertaining responsibilities, all sea lines with ships are ship operators.
Deep draft vessels made of steel.
Cargo consisting of solids without packaging, which does not lose its condition in any of the various phases of the port operation.
The entity owner of a maritime company, which in turn works with owned or leased ships.
Wooden accessory used to unload loose cargo sacks and bags.
Person responsible for loading the pallets.
Cables used to secure the pallets.
Back of the ship, from middle deck to transom.
Person who indicates the winch operator where to locate the load or container.
Guarantee, seal, ensure, are seals fixed to the container.
Final departure of a ship from where it was moored, boarded or anchored.


Person responsible for the paperwork of truckers and helping unload the products (bulk).
Vessel with equipment and special characteristics used to assist docking or undocking maneuvers or any other operation inside or outside port operations.
Weight of the empty container.
Count of goods or containers when loading or unloading the ship.


The orderly removal of goods or containers from a place or a ship.
Removing the ties from the good or container.
Removing goods of a single shipper from a package.
The use of the infrastructure of the Port of Barranquilla by third parties handling cargo and ships berthing at the port.
Any natural or juridical person using the installations and facilities of or receiving services from the Port of Barranquilla.


Transfer of cargo from the warehouse, yard or deck to the vessel or side thereof or to the dock and vice versa.


A mark indicating the weight limit of cargo that the vessel can support.
The fee paid by the ship for the use of the dock operations.
A platform or wall built alongside the sea, river or lake where ships berth for loading and unloading.
The measurement of the cargo when the weigh and volume are not specified in the shipping documents or elsewhere.
Place were the repairs of the machinery used in the maritime terminal are made.
Person in charge of handling the crane with which the goods are loaded or unloaded.