Improvement of Infrastructure at Puerto Cortés

It has been announced that the port terminal will receive two new cranes valued at $26 million, an investment that is part of the project to expand and equip Pier 6.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Honduran Presidency reported that the two cranes, Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore, will be the largest in the region and will be installed on pier 6 of Puerto Cortés, which in recent years has been undergoing an expansion and modernization process.

See "$34 million investment in port machinery"

A statement explains that " ... the total investment for the works to expand and equip dock 6 is 150 million dollars (about 3,600 million lempiras), which includes the price of the innovative cranes, brought from China."

These two cranes will reinforce the development of Puerto Cortés and further boost regional trade through the Customs Union of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America. The country is taking a huge step and becoming a benchmark in the region, because it will increase capacity at the port terminal by 50%, receiving larger ships and increasing its operational capacity, the document details.

See also "Guatemala and Honduras compete for Salvadoran cargo"

"The terminal has 350 meters of additional dock on top of the existing 800 and a depth of 14.5 meters with the possibility of extending it to 15.5 meters in the future."

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