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Key port information can also be found at: Maritime Database Information for Nicaragua Ports 

Port Overview

Corinto is the largest port in Nicaragua, located 152 km from Managua, became the first in the region to have a gantry crane, which was a landmark in the Central American port activity. Corinth remains the country's most important port. He is the one who receives containerized cargo liquid and solid bulk carriers, general and special cargo. For him most of the load is mobilized, both exports and imports. It is located on the Pacific coast of the country, in the department of Chinandega, at the mouth of Estero Realejo. It is located in the Latitude and Longitude 87º 12º 28'Norte 12'Oeste coordinates. Has a marginal concrete pier 610 m long, terminal and liquid outer harbor, plus warehouses for storage of goods, open spaces and a container terminal. Through their daily income docks loads in containers, liquid and solid bulk carriers, general and special cargo. A movement that permits each year about 365 boats dock, with an average of 30 vessels per month carrying a monthly average of 4000 containers. It features a one-stop shop in Punta Ycaco, 5 km from the port to the streamlining of the export and import of products, because centralizing institutions in one place the time of paperwork passes two days to fifteen minutes . Land access is via a paved all-weather road. Cargo handled annually.

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Port Location and contacts

Department / Area




Municipality (nearest location) distance (km)

Name: Corinth

km: 152 km from the capital Managua and 15 kilometers from the border with Honduras

Full name of the port

Puerto Corinto





Country Time Zone


Timezone port


Management Company or the Port Authority (If more than one operator, break area of operation)

National Port Enterprise (EPN)


Denis Antonio Hurtado-Management Coordination and Management Ports

Ing. Rudolf Managing Port Sandino

Nearest Airport and frequent Airlines to / from international destinations

Airport name: Augusto Cesar Sandino Airport 152 miles located in Managua.


The main exports from Puerto Corinto are coffee, sugar, wood, scrap metal, seafood, free zone goods and imports are inputs for industry, fertilizers, fuels and vehicles.

The Port of Corinto works in conjunction with the Directorate General of Customs (DGA), Immigration and Nationality, Navy (captaincy), Directorate General of Water Transport (DGTA), City Hall, Fire Department, Police.

Addressed in Pilot Season: Practical, MAG-FOR (Pest Control), MOH (Quarantine and Epidemiology).

Administrative Offices:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm. and 1:00 p The Timetable for Ships and Cargo is For 24 hours a day, and To The User Support at reception and / or delivery of goods as follows:

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm. and from 13:00 to 17:30

Operations Management: 24 Hours from Monday to Sunday.

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For information on Nicaragua port contact details, please see the following links:

Port Services Company, SA (COSEPORSA): 

4.4 Nicaragua Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Regulation and Rates Puerto Corinto was updated in 2012, entered into force on 03/07/2012 by Resolution No. 032-2012 of the Directorate General of Water Transport (DGTA), Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Rates on Vessels

Aid to Navigation (lighthouse and buoy).

TRB US $ 0.19 each.


TRB US $ 0.05 each.


TRB US $ 0.10 each.

Using Two Tugboats

TRB US $ 0.18 each.

Funding Law in Pilot Station Ship

TRB US $ 0.05 each day or fraction

Stay Conventional and other Ships

$ 0.25 Mts. Eng. time

Stay Vessel Ro-Ro Lo-Ro (max 15,000 GRT)

US $ 0.40 Mts. Eng. time

Stay Container Vessels (max 18,000 GRT)

$ 0.25 Mts. Eng. time

Cruise Ship Greater than or equal to 14,000 GRT

US $5,500.00 Tarifa Única.

Children Cruise Ship 14,000 GRT

US $4,200.00 Idem

Toll passengers (excluding crew)

US $ 3.00 each.

Spring Cleaning attention to Cruise

US $ 80.00 per vessel

Spring Cleaning Bulk Vessel

US $ 250.00 per vessel

Tie and Untie

US $ 0.04 each TRB

Boat Service

US $ 160.00 hour or fraction

Port Protection Ship

US $ 200.00 per vessel


Agricultural Products

US $4.50 TM.

Fertilizer bulk and bag

US $5.00 TM.

General Merchandise (iron, textiles, paper, etc)

US $5.50 TM o M3

Sugar Jumbo Bags

US $3.60 TM.

Refined or raw sugar in bags

US $4.50 TM.

Download / Upload liquids in tanks

US $2.25 TM



(Container Ship)

Containers full of 20 '

US $ 70.00

Containers filled> 20 '

US $ 78.00

Empty containers different size

US $ 45.00


Containers full of 20 '

US $ 60.00

Containers filled> 20 '

US $ 70.00

Empty Containers dif. size

US $ 35.00


Containers Filled all sizes.

US $ 50.00

Empty Containers all sizes.

US $ 40.00

SPRING RATES VIA re-stowing (Container Handling Fee Charged)

Internal Container Movement

US $ 25.00 por mov c/cont

Electric Power for Reefers

US $ 0.65 Kwh


Motor Vehicles 5-15 m3

US $ 40.00 each

Motor Vehicles 15.01 to 25 m3

US $ 50.00 each

Motor Vehicles 25.01 to 35 m3

US $ 60.00 each

Motor Vehicles > 35 m3

US $ 80.00 each


Motor Vehicles 5-15 m3

US $ 35.00 each

Motor Vehicles 15.01 to 25 m3

US $ 45.00 each

Motor Vehicles 25.01 to 35 m3

US $ 55.00 each

Motor Vehicles > 35 m3

US $ 85.00 each


Liquid Bulk Cargo Import

US $1.40 T/M

Solid Bulk Cargo Import

US $0.55 T/M

Emptying Import Cargo Container

US $0.55 T/M or M3

Bulk Liquid Cargo Export

US $1.20 T/M

Solid Bulk Cargo Export

US $0.45 T/M

Filling Export Cargo Container

US $0.45 T/M or M3

Import Vehicles

US $0.89 M3

Export Vehicles

US $0.72 M3


Full Import Container: Outdoor storage or grace period: Ten (10) days

From the 11th day to the day's 20th

US $12.00 Container per day

From the 21st day to day 30vo

US $32.00 Container per day

From day 31vo more

US $50.00 Container per day

Import Empty Containers: Outdoor storage or grace period: Five (5) days

From the 6th day to 15th day

US $12.00 Container per day

From 16 th to 25 th day

US $32.00 Container per day

From day 26th more

US $50.00 Container per day

Export full and empty containers (if they are shipped): Outdoor storage or grace period: Eight (8) days

From the 9th day to the 18th day

US $12.00 Container per day

From the 28th day to the 19th day

US $32.00 Container per day

From the 29th day to more

US $50.00 Container per day

Full Container Export (When no load is deconsolidated) Outdoor storage or grace period: Six (6) days

From the 7th day to the 16 th day

US $12.00 Container per day

From the 17th day to the 26 th day 

US $32.00 Container per day

From the 27 th day to more

US $50.00 Container per day

Full and empty containers Transit and Transshipment: Outdoor storage or grace period: Eight (8) days

From the 9th day to the 18th day

US $12.00 Container per day

From the 19th day to 28th day

US $32.00 Container per day

From the 29th day to more

US $50.00 Container per day


Importing after 10 days of grace period

 US $0.60 TM o Vol per Day o Fraction

Export after 10 days of grace period

US $0.60 TM o Vol per Day o Fraction

Using Scales for trucks (applies to merchandise)

US $ 0.25 TM

Parking in transit (Import)

C$ 40.00 day or fraction

Parking in transit (Import-Export)

C$ 70.00 day or fraction

Temporary Parking

C$ 30.00 day or fraction

Parking with all sizes Empty Containers

C$ 40.00 day or fraction

Parking Merchandise Exports

From 1 to 3 days

C$ 40.00 Day or fraction

From  4 to 14 days

C$ 60.00 Day or fraction

From 15 to 30 days

C$ 100.00 Day or fraction

From 31 days more

C$ 150.00 Day or fraction

Berthing Information

Berthing Specifications

Mooring type


Length (m)

Maximum draft (m)

Conventional berth


370 meters

12.70 m at high tide

Conventional berth


240 m

13.25 m high tide.

 Liquid Cargo Berth


13.35 meters

11 meters

Moorings tugs


n/a n/a

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Port Identification

Imports - Bagging cargo

General dock

Exports - bagging cargo

General dock

Imports and exports-RoRo

General dock and / or containers

Other imports

Liquid loading dock

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? n/a





Mobile cranes



Electric gantry cranes


20 movements / hour, 45 Tons Lift

Electric cranes type 'gantry'



Container Gantry Cranes



Mobile cranes


15 Ton.



7 Ton



12 Ton.



3.5 Ton.

Reach (2011)


3 Ton.

Reach (2011)


5 Ton.

Reach (2011)


7 Ton.



40 H.P.

Fire Pump



Container Facilities

Reefer Container Stations

20 ft

40 ft

Facilities available containers



Container Station (CFS)



Reefer Container Stations



Capacity (containers per day)



Reference Stations (connection points)

36 to more


Emergency Capacity takeoff



Ability to change containers per shift



Customs Guidance

In Corinth it has a one-stop shop for fast processing of aduaneras.Con agencies in order to expedite the process, the Customs Code as of July 2014, sets make electronic payment of duties and taxes, customs services and other obligations Corinto Port through Banco BAC and LA FISE related to imports and exports.

1.3 Nicaragua Customs Information

Terminal Information

General Cargo Terminal

Docks No. 2 and No. 3 of 370 meters in length. Maximum draft of 12.70 m at high tide.

Serving capacity of 4,000 ships 42,000 tonnes tonnes, with maximum draft of 42 feet.

It has a patio area 27,000 m2. Two storage cellars 5,925 m2 each. A warehouse of 2,375 m2 storage

Container Terminal

Marginal Wharf 240m. Cleats for ships of 245 m Slora. Area 23 has stored. Capacity 1,500 TEUs stored 3000 transit. 28 electrical outlets for refrigerated containers v 220-440. Gantry crane with capacity of 45 tons and 40 tons hook with spreader. Maximum draft 13.25 m at high tide.

Liquid cargo terminal

With a depth of 13.35 meters. It is used by ships called tankers that transport petroleum products, vegetable oil, molasses, solvents and other liquid cargoes. Capacity of 25,000 MT. Maximum Operating Depth 11 meters. Storage area 24 Ha (Private companies)

To access the vessel has an outer channel 146 m deep, 150 wide and 3.4 km long. Within 1335 m deep channel. 115 m wide, 314 km long. Signaling by 15 buoys, lighthouses and five strings of beads in the headlight Gardón

Main Storage Terminal

The Puerto Corinto has three wineries Transit and Two patios, one for general cargo Other For Containers. The terminals include:

  • Aids to Navigation (lights and buoys).
  • Pilotage
  • Towing
  • Anchoring of Vessels in Pilot Station
  • Stay Ships in berth
  • Tie and Untie
  • Boat Service
  • Port Security to Ship

Port Services CARGO

Bulk Cargo Handling in sacks and pallets IN

  • Handling Containers
  • Loading and Unloading of Goods Liquids in tanks
  • Electric Power Reefer
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles in ship roro
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles in Conventional ship
  • bathroom storage Cargo Vehicles

Port Movement

ECLAC data listed in 2013, the Port of Corinto mobilized 91.868 containers. 2,295 units more than in 2012. 41,121 TEUs first half 2012-first half 2013 43,472 TEU


Container handling:

  • Port crane: 15 to 20 movements / hour
  • Crane Ship: 8-10 Movements / Time

Conventional Load: tph 

  • 1 Crane Ship: 150 Tons / Hour

Productivity solid bulk cargo

  • Current rates of discharge are 1,200 T / bulk cargo, discharge rates of 2,000-2,500 tons per day could be achieved depending on the number of gangs, number of cranes and ship cargo.

Restrictions (for loads grain in bulk and bagged)

  • 3oo Meters long
  • Manga 30 meters
  • Maximum Close to 12.1 meters draft port
  • Project 11.0 meters at the quay
  • The Port can handle ships up to 40,000 DWT. 

Productivity liquid bulk cargo:

  • Transfer (Ship - Land): 190 Tons / Hour

A 2,500 SQ FT Warehouse for bananas.

Two Wineries of 5,930 M² each.

A refrigerated cellar with a capacity of 2.4 million pounds.

An area of 80,000 Square Meters for outdoor storage.

M² 75,000 privately owned winery

Port Security

Safe Harbor certified internationally since June 2004. Meets strict port security measures established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is constantly monitored by the Directorate General of Water Transport (DGTA).


Compliant (Yes / No)


Current Level

Level 2

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 =  increased , Level 3 = Exceptional


Level 2



Level 1