Guatemala invests to eliminate port congestion
The government of Guatemala must invest $133m into its ports’ network in order to reduce congestion and improve operations at existing terminals, according to officials.
Normally, the nation's ports operate at up to 50% of average capacity but are touching 60% and becoming less efficient as a result.
However, the government has confirmed that both port authorities — at Puerto Quetzal and at Santo Tomás de Castilla — are working to a master plan.
Hector Recinos, vice minister at the Ministry of Communications, said that the plan consists of “the creation and expansion of docks that will be implemented in the coming years, derived from projections in the growth of foreign trade".
Empresa Portuaria Quetzal will build an extension to its existing docks and also deepen draft to 14 m. Meanwhile, Santo Tomás de Castilla will build a specialist container terminal to cater to its main traffic segment.
LATEST PRESS RELEASES
The innovative online route planner contains deep-sea and short-sea schedules connecting to 550 port... Read more
Solvo.TOS has been chosen by Sogester S.A. (APMT and GF Sociedade Gestore de Terminais, SA) to moder... Read more
Sany well understood the customers’ need to improve cost. In 2018 SANY introduced the new Reach Stac... Read more
Bromma has been selected to deliver the spreaders for the automatic stacking cranes to be commission... Read more
Kalmar's automated and manual straddle carriers selected by Patrick Terminals for fleet renewal programme
Kalmar's automated and manual straddle carriers selected by Patrick Terminals for fleet renewal prog... Read more