Construction and Operation of Bulk Terminal Awarded

The consortium COPRECA-CYES won the tender for the construction of the Solid Bulk Terminal at Puerto Cortes in Honduras, while the Consortium Multisur SA won operation of the Terminal.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

From a press release issued by the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnership (COALIANZA):

In an act held at the hotel Honduras Maya, COPRECA-CYES a consortium made up of companies from Guatemala and Spain respectively, was the winner of the tender for the construction of the terminal, while the Consortium Multisur SA de CV from Mexico won operation of the bulk terminal at Puerto Cortés.

For the award of these tenders, the participating consortia had to demonstrate technical expertise and direct experience in the construction and operation of similar port terminals and maritime works in the last 10 years and also have the financial capacity to undertake projects of this magnitude and importance.



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Honduras: New Tender for Grain Terminal

April 2013

With changes to the conditions, the tender process to award the construction of the bulk terminal of Puerto Cortés will be reopened.

According to Carlos Pineda, Coalianza's commissioner, they are still defining the type of process to be used in the new tender. "They have to change some conditions of the competition, but the project itself has not changed, it is the same and its basic structure is the same.

Honduras: Tender for Bulk Terminal Fails

April 2013

The tender for the construction of a bulk terminal in Puerto Cortes has been declared a failure, after the only two offers received were rejected.

"The decision of the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (COALIANZA), the National Port Company (ENP by its initials in Spanish ) and Banco Atlantida, the entity in charge of the trust, came after neither participants fulfilled all the requirements", reported Laprensa.hn.

Honduras: Two Bids for Bulk Terminal

April 2013

Grupo Naviero Peninsular de México and the Chilean Sudamericana Agencias Aéreas y Marítimas S.A., were the only companies who made bids for the management of the grain terminal in Puerto Cortes.

Laprensa.hn reports that "investment in this process is estimated at between $40 and $50 million and its impact will be reflected in import costs, employment generation and revenue for the National Port Authority (ENP by its initials in Spanish) and tax payments made by the winning consortium as well as the higher volume of traffic generated at Puerto Cortes due to it being more efficient. "

Interest From French and Spanish in Puerto Cortes

November 2012

Representatives from the Catalan company Grupo TCB and the French group Bolloré Ports & Logistics, will visit Honduras to gather information on the tender for the bulk terminal.

Laprensa.hn reported that "Top executives of two major European firms which administer ports will come to the country this week to show firsthand interest in participating in the development project of Puerto Cortés."

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