Honduras: Cruise Port to Start Operations in 2014

Under construction and with an investment of $30 million, the Banana Coast will receive its first ship loaded with tourists on November 18, 2014.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

$30 million is being invested in the dock located in the Bay of Trujillo, Colón department, the first cruise port on the mainland in the country.

"Estimates by the Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT), indicate that the economic impact of the cruise port will be significant as the average value per passenger disembarking has been calculated as between $70 and $100", reported Revistamyt.com.

There are already 16 cruise ships scheduled to arrive at Banana Coast from November 2014, among them Holland America Line and Silversea Cruises, said Hernán Batres, manager of the cruise port terminal at Trujillo.

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Panama: Environmental Study for Mega Port in Colon

February 2014

A Spanish company apparently with no experience in the port industry plans to invest nearly $8 billion.

The project refers to a major port for post Panamax and super post Panamax ships to be built on isla Largo Remo en Colón.

An article in Prensa.com reports that "The project is called Puerto Verde Panamá Atlántico, and its development will cost around $7.972 million.

Multimodal Port Construction Cleared to Go

September 2013

The Venezuelan company Chambers Trading Enterprises Inc. will finance the construction of the new port of Aguadulce, in Panama, which will require an investment of $1.25 billion.

Work on the new port is planned to start in January 2014. "This week the governor of the province of Cocle, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, acting as legal representative of the project, signed the documents that give financial support to undertake the work", reported Prensa.com.

More Auxiliary Marine Docks for Panama

August 2013

The maritime industry will have two docks for auxiliary services in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic to use as a base for providing services to ships.

According to Willys Delvalle, president of the Panama Maritime Chamber, the committee on maritime industries at the Chamber is already working on approaches with companies for projects and he confirmed that they are going to provide all services required by the industry.

More Royal Caribbean in Central America

August 2012

Adding to its investments in Colon in Panama and Roatan in Honduras, is a further $40 million which will go into San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, in an exclusive terminal for cruise ships.

The Nicaragua project was announced earlier last year, but has not been firmed up since.

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