Faster turnarounds, better services seen at CA-4’s busiest port
Customers and port stakeholders of Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), the Honduran subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) operating Puerto Cortes, Central America 4’s (CA-4) largest port, can expect faster cargo movement in and around the terminal with OPC beefing up its partnership with Honduran authorities for improved and more efficient port services. OPC is working with the Honduran government and Puerto Cortés authorities to enhance the port’s competitiveness and better serve its customers in the four-nation CA-4, comprising Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Enhancements include simplified and faster port transactions, and the construction of critical road infrastructure the will improve cargo movement in the region. As part of efforts to expedite intra-regional trade, the Honduran Customs Agency (Dirección Adjunta de Rentas Aduaneras – DARA) has streamlined its systems for early clearance and dispatch of cargo, matching OPC’s already-efficient operations. Operating hours of customs authorities were likewise extended until 7 p.m., thus giving agents and brokers more time to process shipment.
Honduran President inaugurates the new Pier 6 facility of Puerto Cortes
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez recently inaugurated the new Pier 6 facility of Puerto Cortes operated by Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana S.A. de C.V. (OPC), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), expected to further strengthen the country’s position as Central America’s premiere logistics hub, ICTSI said in its press release. The US$145 million greenfield development, which represents the first phase of OPC’s expansion work in Puertos Cortes, adds another 350 meters of quay to the existing 800 meters and depth of 14 meters.
ICTSI Honduran unit speeds up vessel operations in Puerto Cortés
Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana SA de CV (OPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), recently rolled out new systems and processes that reduces service times of container vessels berthing at the Specialized Container and General Cargo Terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ictsi-honduran-unit-speeds-up-vessel-operations-in-puerto-cortes/Upload News