Honduran Ports Are Operating Normally

The National Port Company confirmed that operations and services continue at the national level and especially at Puerto Cortés.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The superintendent of the port, Roberto Javier Chacón, reported that maritime operations at the ports continue normally, guaranteeing all services in its installations.

Tiempo.hn published: “The representative maintained that all the ships that were previously scheduled to arrive are being serviced, even during nighttime hours under a mutual agreement between shipping companies and the commanders of the Naval Base in Puerto Cortés, which is on stand-by per a special decree by the government.”

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