Improving port conditions in Honduras
The Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), the Honduran subsidiary of Philippines-headquartered International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) that operates Puerto Cortes, one of Central America largest ports, is closing ranks with the authorities in order to speed up 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, the construction of critical road infrastructure and the Honduran Customs Agency (Dirección Adjunta de Rentas Aduaneras – DARA) streamlining its systems for early clearance and dispatch of cargo, likewise extending operating hours of customs authorities until 19.00. In addition, Enpresa Nacional Portuaria (ENP), the Honduran port authority, also has enabled a truck entry facilitation zone next to the port’s immediate confines. (cd)