The country is strategically located with access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. The ports in the Caribbean and Pacific oceans, gives Colombia the best position in South America as a dispatch center for Central America, North America and Europe (PWC, 2016). The El Dorado Airport is already the Number 1 cargo airport in South America (Forbes, 2016). Besides this Barranquilla Port is upgrading and expanding, Cali airport is building a new terminal. Highways from Bogota to Medellin are in the works, $ 70 billion is currently invested in infrastructure projects. Roads, bridges and tunnels are the top priority as Colombia depends on an old road network for over 80% of its domestic logistics (Forbes, 2016)
“We are strong believers in Colombia’s long-term growth outlook, so much so that we have an office in Bogotá where we invest in infrastructure,” says Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore Group in London, a $52.6 billion fund manager. “You don’t get a stronger expression of commitment than that,” he says.