Ports in abundance, but some without cranes
Several Central American ports are lacking necessary equipment in order to function efficiently.
Ports such as La Unión and Acajutla, in El Salvador, and Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, have no functional cranes, which affects their competitiveness, a report by the Inter-American Development Bank shows.
Panama handles 57 percent of the region's total port cargo, followed by Guatemala with 14 percent.
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