Puerto Cortés

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 […]

Concessionaire has six months to build bulk dock

The government promised the private sector to monitor that the new pier 3B bulk terminal at Puerto Cortes be concluded in a timely manner, the construction of which should be ready by June 30 next year.

The terminal operator, a private company, was granted a concession in 2013 that created Puertos Marítimos de Honduras (PMH) to oversee the work, and the operator only has one dock for all ships carrying buk products, such as concentrates, […]

Puerto Cortés relegated in Central America

Years of neglect, lack of investment and technological and infrastructure backwardness have taken their toll on Puerto Cortes, to the extent that it has fallen from being the first in transit of goods in the region to fourth place.

Brokers, Customs agents, shipping companies and users are all affected by the conditions under which the terminal operates, suffering from a chronic lack of equipment, a situation exacerbated as ships wait in the harbor of the […]

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 […]

ICTSI to operate Puerto Cortes in Honduras

The Philippines firm, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and representatives of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (Coalianza) on March 20 signed the contract to operate the container terminal at Puerto Cortés. With the sealing of the contract the green light is given for the start of the investment of $624 million by ICTSI for the construction, equipping, financing, maintenance and operation of the new container terminal and general cargo port under […]

“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 […]