Delays Reported in Puerto Quetzal

The intervention decree over the Port of Quetzal has caused delays in clearing containers.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Containers are taking about two days to move out of port facilities, whereas beforehand it was less than 24 hours, said Hector Fajardo, of the Central Transport Federation (Fetransca).Revisions of 100% of the import containers are generating delays and also affecting the output of export containers, added the official.

An article in Prensalibre.com notes, "Fajardo said that in the intervention decreed by the government, logistics and above all, the inspection times, were not planned for."



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Explanations for Lease of Puerto Quetzal

August 2012

Otto Perez Molina: "This is the third attempt to modernize the port and it must not fail, it must go ahead. I am determined for this to succeed and ask you to allow modernization "

Tthe forum ‘Myths and Realities of Puerto Quetzal’ was convened by the President in order to explain the reasons for the Port of Quetzal Company (EPQ in Spanish) has leased an area of 348, 171.81 square meters for 25 years, renewable, to the company, Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal (TCQ), a subsidiary of the Spanish company Terminal de Contenedores de Barcelona (TCB).

Container Terminal On Hold

August 2012

In light of the conflict caused by workers in Puerto Quetzal, the government has suspended the contract for leasing the land for a new container terminal which had been awarded to TCB.

The controller of the port of Quetzal, at the close of the meeting with union representatives said, "We will not hand over the land nor give anything that provides continuity to the contract.

Puerto Quetzal Grows at the Expense of Mexican Ports

July 2011

The decision by shippers not to use the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas has significantly influenced growth.

Retention of containers in 2010 in the Mexican ports has caused several shipping companies to opt for the terminal in Guatemala instead.

With the inauguration of the Seventh Regional Maritime Congress, Estuardo Villatoro, sub interventor of the Port of Quetzal (EPQ) noted, "We expect to attend to about 60,000 container movements this year."

Guatemala: New Project to Enlarge Port Quetzal

May 2010

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

Works include increasing depth at the south dock and at the main pier, reported Julio García, from Quetzal Port Corporation.

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

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