Regulation of Overweight Trucks in Honduras

To slow highway deterioration, eight truck scales will be installed on the country’s major roads.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Transport Director General (DGT) has already begun the tender process for the purchase of eight scales that will cost an estimated $14 million.

The director of the DGT, Pastor Canales, said: "The scales will be licensed to a private company to ensure that supervision is effective," according to the Tiempo.hn website.

The scales will operate 24-hours a day, and they are expected to be operational beginning in October.

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Alternate Routes for Cargo Stuck at Las Manos

July 2009

Alternate paths were authorized for Nicaraguan cargo stuck at the border, in order to reach Port Cortés in Honduras.

Due to the Honduran conflict, some 250 Nicaraguan cargo containers are blocked from entering Honduras at the border post of Las Manos.

Nicaragua's customs authority, known as DGA, authorized trucks "to be routed to El Espino and El Guasaule, where they can enter Honduras and continue towards Port Cortés, in the Caribbean coast of the country", according to newspaper Elnuevodiario.com.ni.

The Logistical Drama of Traffic in Panama

July 2012

Because of the difficulties caused by works on the Metro and the road realignment plan, containers with goods are not arriving in time to their destinations.

According to Hector Nunez, president of the Association of Freight Transportation in Panama (Atracapa), "for each late delivery carriers must pay a fine to the ports and shipping companies.

Region Harmonizes Rules on Weights and Dimensions

March 2009

Central America and Mexico agreed on a plan to harmonize the rules on weights and dimensions allowed on roads and ports.

The Directorate of the Mesoamérica Project announced in a press release: "The main priority in this plan is to simplify procedures and improve the weight control and dimensions that apply in ports and roads in the region with the objective of those countries saving in investments."

New Rules to Certify Marine Cargo Weight

May 2016

In Costa Rica, exporters must report the weight of each container 24 hours before the shipment of goods, by means of a declaration.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) has announced that the draft regulations which will govern the verification system for the weight of containers leaving the country by sea, are now ready.

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