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 [...]

“Puerto Cortes will recover competitiveness by 2014”

The Philippine firm, International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI), winner of the tender to fund and operate the new container and general cargo terminal in Puerto Cortes, states that in the second half of 2014 the port will begin to regain its competitiveness. Juan Carlos Garrido, ICTSI business director, said that before the 60 days specified in the rules of competition for signing the contract, they expect to start by October this year the process [...]

Work to start on Puerto Cortes Container Terminal in October

No later than October this year the construction and equipping will begin on the container terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, executives of the Philippine company International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) have stated. “We look forward to results shortly, according to the schedule of activities of operation and construction of what has to be done to improve infrastructure from October this year,” said Juan Carlos Garrido, director of Business Development for the Americas of ICTSI. The [...]

Evergreen partners with San Lorenzo, Honduras

The Central American Pacific port of San Lorenzo, Honduras, is to become a strategic partner of the Taiwanese shipping company, Evergreen. Evergreen executives met with officials of the Honduran National Ports Company (ENP) and businessmen to explain how they would convert San Lorenzo into their strategic partner. The vice president of Evergreen, Lin Yuan Cheng, said that “the relationship between Evergreen and the National Port Authority of Honduras is a very beneficial opportunity for businessmen [...]