New Puerto Cortes Berth Officially Opened
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).
The $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.
“The expansion work we see today is a clear demonstration of the support we have been getting to help us effectively and efficiently develop and run the terminal,” commented Enrique K. Razon Jr., ICTSI chairman and president.
“Aside from the completion of this first phase, more large-scale projects are already in the pipeline for the coming years,” Mr. Razon added, including the construction and expansion of the container yard, and implementation of advanced port technologies for greater efficiency.
As of date, OPC has already invested more than $250 million as part of its 30-year commitment in operating the Specialized Container and Cargo Terminal in Puerto Cortes.
Apart from the new quay cranes and berth, the Company also invested in the most important and modern Logistic Operations Center within a port terminal in Central America in June, adding to the array of world-class facilities and services that OPC offers.