Port Company Quetzal Increases its Capacity

Two multipurpose cranes with the capacity to mobilize 600 tons will begin operating at Guatemala's maritime terminal on December 12th.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Representatives of the Ministry of Communications informed that the new cranes of Operadora Logística de Guatemala, S.A., the company that won the tender to provide the service, have a $6 million cost each.

Hector Recinos, vice minister of Communications in charge of ports and airports, said to Prensalibre.com that "... The crane service operations are going to be reactivated and with the shipping agents the itineraries to receive ships with containerized goods have already been programmed."

The article adds that "... The vice-minister confirmed that in the next four months two more cranes will arrive, and in seven months two more to complete a total of six cranes.

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