Colombia’s favourite shipyard marks 50 years
Astivik Shipyard is located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast inside Cartagena de Indias protected bay. Celebrating 50 years of experience in the marine sector this year, Astivik now also takes the crown for maximum lifting ability within its homeland – with a capacity 4,000 tonnes. After starting out as a company created to provide maintenance for a fishing concern, Astivik now has customers both international and domestic and has grown to a business that, directly and indirectly, supports 2,500 jobs. Article written by Jordan Yallop.