Imports grow by 24% in Honduras

Aeropuerto Internacional San Pedro de Sula.

An increase of 24.76% in imports of goods was recorded by Customs in La Mesa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in April this year compared to the same month of 2015.

Comparing to the end of April this year with last year, import data is varied but not discouraging, which trade experts say means that the sector is stable.

The administrative record of Customs details that compared to April 2015, in which 5,915,752 kilos of goods […]

More cargo movement at the Cortes terminal

La llegada de contenedores importados y exportados se ha incrementado en la terminal.

An average of between 110 and 120 ships per month are docking at the Central Operadora Portuaria (OPC) at the container terminal at Puerto Cortes, Honduras.

Comparing the second half of 2014 with the same period of 2015, general cargo handled increased by 15%, container throughput increased by 10% and currently the largest terminal has maximized its logistics of ships, said Mariano Turnes, CEO of the maritime complex.

“There are important historical developments in vessel […]

Importer’s unrest grows over new port charges

Puerto Cortés.

After twenty meetings held by the logistics chain and coordinated by the Competitiveness Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Puerto Cortés, Honduras (CCIC), importers again expressed their anger at the new port charges.

“This is based on the principle of ‘before and after’. If it is true, before the processes in Puerto Cortes they were semi-manual, it was cheaper and more efficient. Now we have an operator who supposedly has the know-how […]

Work advances on dry canal of Honduras

Work continues on the “Dry Canal” of Honduras, with the first section to be opened in the first three months of next year, reported officials of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (INSEP).

At present, the work of the section comprising 50 kilometers from the town of San Antonio in Comayagua to San Juan, Aguanqueterique, La Paz, wich is 60 percent complete.

Roberto Ordonez, head of Insep, making an inspection in the area, explained […]

Honduras promotes “complementary dry corridor”

Posible ruta del Canal Seco de Honduras

It will help the Canal operations

Honduras promoted a dry canal at the IX World Economic Forum on Latin America that it plans to build connecting ports on the Atlantic and Pacific, which was presented as “complementary” to the Panama Canal.”

The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, spoke of the project without offering investment figures for not having them available during an unannounced intervention during the closing session of the forum, held at a […]

Panama joins Central American Economic Integration Subsystem

Panama has become the sixth country to integrate the Central American Economic Subsystem (SIECA), after approval of the legal instrument made during the XXXIX Summit of Heads of State and Governments of SICA in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on June 29 2012, subsequently approved by the National Assembly of Panama in April.

Panama has now joined the Central American Economic Integration Subsystem by Incorporating the Protocol on May 6; it was reported by the Secretariat of Central […]

Regional port meeting in Honduras this week

The event is important for Puerto Cortes

From May 13 to 16 Honduras will be the site of a meeting of the main port operators and authorities in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

The main topics of discussion at this event will include: Efficiency in Receiving Cargo and Ships, Optimization of the Supply Chain Process, Developments in Port Operations, Private Public Participation Processes, Uniform Processes for the Reception and Handling of Ships, Effects of […]