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Puerto Cortés at risk of losing safe-port status under US Customs. Thousands of containers could be delayed

Monday, August 29, 2011


The state-owned ports company of Honduras is in danger of losing its “safe port” status under US Customs regulations, leaders of the nation’s free-zone companies claim.

If Puerto Cortés loses its safe-port status, some 200,000 containers a year will be delayed from Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, the companies claim.

The problem is that the port has no dedicated authority. The current temporary board has no legal standing.

 

Original source (in Spanish): La Tribuna