The private contractor Aruba Stevedoring Company (ASTEC) is in charge of cargo handling based on a concession agreement with the Aruba Ports Authority (APA). ASTEC transformed into a fully equipped and modernized Multi Cargo Sea Terminal Operator in Barcadera.

ASTEC strives to improve its sea-borne cargo services designated for the Aruban business community and regional transit customers. It keeps its services going 24/7 with dedicated employees and ample well-maintained equipment and facilities, contributing to maintaining the flow of goods feeding the Aruban economy.