Honduras Host of Central American Port Meeting

From yesterday until Friday, port representatives from the isthmus will be gathered, assessing the progress in port modernization.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In the beginning of the meeting Rolando Diaz, manager of concessions for the Autonomous Port Executive Committee of El Salvador, referred to the completion of la Unión Centroamericana Port in December 2008, with an investment of $183 million.

Yesille C. Ponce wrote in Laprensahn.com: "In the case of Puerto Cortés, the authorities of the National Port Company, ENP, explained that the investment for the expansion of the port will be 225 million Lempiras ($12 million); of these, 90 million ($4.7 million) will be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, another 90 million Lempiras ($4.7 million) by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, BCIE, and the other 45 million Lempiras ($2.4 million) will come from ENP funds."

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Port Meeting of the Central American Isthmus 2014

February 2014

From May 19th - 22nd representatives of the port industry in the region will meet in Nicaragua.

Representatives of the port industry in the region will meet in Nicaragua from 19 to 22 May at the XXXVI Port Meeting of Central America.

During the event, there will be an exchange of ideas and experiences on matters relating to ports.

Puerto La Unión starts Operations

July 2009

Facing closure of the Port of Acajutla for repairs, the Salvadoran government decided to start operations in La Unión Port.

President Mauricio Funes announced: "While the repair and restructuring works continue in the Port of Acajutla, it must be closed, and the cargo will be transferred to La Unión".

Securitization of Income from Comalapa airport

November 2012

In El Salvador plans are afoot to launch a tender at the International Airport at the beginning of 2013, after securitization that could take shape in December 2012.

Elsalvador.com.sv reports that "The Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) said yesterday that they will wait until December to securitize part of the revenue from International Airport El Salvador (AIES) and that it will be used to improve the facilities of this terminal. "

Port La Unión Rates Are Not Competitive

May 2010

At a public audience in which authorities unveiled the proposed rates for port La Unión, several shipping companies remarked that these are not competitive.

At first glance, they commented that the rates are very similar to those of Port Acajutla (in Sonsonate).

“Milton Guillén, from Remasur, commented that docking costs seem competitive, but are overshadowed by large stay fees.

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