Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala gets award

The award was granted by the Latin American Quality Institute which brings professionals from Latin America together for the event.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Latin American Quality Institute, based in Valparaiso, Chile, awards Latin American businessmen and entities who achieved total quality and these include the Quetzal Port company.

In this case (Puerto Quetzal), the progress made by company were highlighted; these include personnel training as well as the re-certification of the PBIP Code issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in June for one year, in addition to the certification against drug trafficking and terrorism issued by the BASC.

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Since the installation of the Central Asia South America Services, the Porturia Quetzal Company has been able to move more containers.

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May 2010

It comprises enlarging the port and preparing it to receive Post Panamax vessels.

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As a result, the south pier will measure 300 meters long and 14 meters deep.

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Mexico would allow the shipment of Guatemalan goods at Port Chiapas (formerly Madero), "stealing" traffic from Port Quetzal.

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