Lower Rates for San Lorenzo Port in Honduras

The Honduran State port terminal reduced its rates by 50% in order to compete with the Salvadoran port of La Union.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The manager of the National Port Authority, Maynor Pinto, told Laprensa.hn, "We negotiated with businessmen in Nicaragua for them not to take 400 containers a week to the Salvadoran port of La Union."

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Honduras: Rates and Inefficiency of Puerto Cortés Criticized

January 2016

The cost and time to transport containers at the terminal are not competitive with other ports in Central America.

While moving a container in Puerto Cortés costs about $2,308, other ports in the region charge more competitive rates, such as Manzanillo, Panama ($665), Quetzal, Guatemala ($977), Limon, Costa Rica ($1,020), Acajutla , El Salvador ($1,040), Corinto, Nicaragua ($1,140), and Santo Tomas, Guatemala ($1,450).

Hike in Rates at Puerto Cortés

December 2015

An announcement has been made of increases of 3% in January and 3% in March 2016 for the rates for services provided by the Operator Port Central Terminal in Cortez.

Entrepreneurs say the planned rise in rates will further affect the competitiveness of the productive sector, which is already battling with the slow pace of customs clearance in the terminal.

Resistance From Shipping Lines to La Union Port

August 2013

The announcement that Acajutla will be reserved for bulk cargo and the port of La Union for the movement of containers, has drawn criticism.

Shipping Companies believe that La Union should offer services that are streamlined and at more competitive rates.

Elsalvador.com reports: "shipping companies and port unions have not welcomed the news from the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) regarding the conversion of the port of La Union into a maritime terminal specializing in container handling and Acajutla for bulk services, some of them because they see higher operating costs and others because they are afraid of the specter of unemployment ".

Costa Rica: 21% Increase in Port Charges Rejected

June 2011

The Regulatory Authority for Public Services has rejected the increase in port charges at the Moin and Limon ports as requested by Japdeva.

A press release by the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESP) states:

The Port Authority Board of Economic Development and the Atlantic (Japdeva) which is responsible for providing port services in Limon and Moin, has asked the Regulatory Authority for an average increase of 21% in port charges. The previous tariff setting was made in 2003.

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