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June 11, 2015   -   Posted by opc   -   in News   -   Comments Off on Puerto Cortes in Honduras seeks to position itself as a logistics hub in Central America

The Central Operadora Portuaria (OPC), in charge of the commercial exploitation of Puerto Cortes in Honduras, seeking to increase its productivity and efficiency in order to emerge as a key logistics hub in the region and thereby attract more transport containers coming or going to North America and other strategic regions, including South America and Asia.

“Honduras has enormous potential to develop in the region; Puerto Cortés has a huge opportunity to supply and logistics to not only the country but much to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. This port is 1,430 kilometers from Miami, which is a privilege to be close to consumer markets like the US, so it is essential to be prepared to meet this consumer, “said Juan Corujo, CEO of OPC.

According to the manager, the port company OPC has managed to increase the productivity of the container terminal and general cargo by 90%, even states that by the fifth year of operations, it can handle twice now containers .

“We are anticipating and making investments for this, so any development that occurs in the economy or region is not restricted by not having the necessary port infrastructure and technology. We are working hard to make it a terminal model and today we have recovered the image of Puerto Cortes as the reference port of the isthmus, “concluded Corujo.

According slogan, the Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (COCATRAM), the international maritime cargo in the Isthmus has its origin and destination most significant in North America, ranging in 2013 41.2% of all port traffic.

In this scenario, South America ranked second with 21%, following them with 10.9% Asia, the Caribbean, with 5.7% and fifth exchange between Central American nations which totaled 5.3% was located.

The Cocatram indicates that for Honduras, the primary point of origin or destination of cargo is also North America, so in 2013 they were received and shipped 53 million metric tons. In imports, the second place went to Europe with 3.9 million metric tons and 3.8 million Asia stood in third place; As for exports in the Asian region ranked second with 2.2 million metric tons.


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