The meeting will be held on Oct. 21st with the fundamental objective of promoting the terminal.
Omar Morales, general manager of the National Port Company, EPN, told El Nuevo Diario, "the price of exporting from Puerto Cortes or Puerto Limon is approximately one thousand $ 800 per container, while at Arlen Siu, located in the municipality of El Rama, Bluefields department, the cost is $ 800."
Arlen Siu Port is located in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region, 294 kilometers from the city of Managua, one kilometer from the city of El Rama and 100 kilometers from the mouth of Rio Escondido.
While the epic speeches on a regional maritime traffic sound crazy, Puerto Cortes is rationally emerging as the hub port in the North Central Triangle .
The port terminal, announcing an increase in productivity of 90% through the modernization of the container and general cargo terminal, aims to be the hub for cargo coming from North America and cargo destined for Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
The ports handled 3.5 million metric tonnes more than in 2013, due to an increase of 213% in the cargos of lead, nickel, zinc, iron and other minerals.
In 2014, the movement of cargo from the port of Quetzal recorded a growth rate of 11%, Las Boyas de San José, 24%, Puerto Barrios terminal reported no change and the Port of Santo Tomas de Castilla had the strongest growth, of 36%.
Ports are investing in infrastructure improvements to meet increased demand.
The implementation of the Trade Promotion Agreement with the United States (TPC) will increase the demand for movement of cargo in ports, and to meet this increased flow, the Panamanian ports are investing in new cranes and performing dredging works.
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