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Port Overview

The small port of La Ceiba serves small cabotage vessels with shallow draft, trading with the Bay Islands (Roatan) and La Mosquitia. Vessels enter without pilot assistance through a channel of min. 4.2 m depth. Currently all warehouse space used.

No website, no key port information is currently supplied by maritime internet sources. 

PORT LOCATION & CONTACT

Country:

Honduras

Province or District:

Atlántida

Town or City:

(Nearest location with distance from port)

La Ceiba

Port's Complete Name:

Puerto de La Ceiba

Latitude:

N 15° 47’ 33”

Longitude:

W 086° 45’ 43”

Managing Company or Port Authority:

(If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Alcaldia Municipal de La Ceiba

Management Contact Person:

Rigoberto Gonzales Pozas

+504 2441 9467

Nearest Airports

 

International (Airlines):

La Ceiba – Goloson Airport, at a distance of 13 km

National:

-

Military, other Runways:

-

 

Port Picture



Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Relevant companies to contact are the vessel’s operators. 

Port Performance

Port performance depends on manual labour, vessel’s equipment and two mobile cranes from the neighbouring shipyard.

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS

 

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season

 

May – Oct., impact on discharge operation caused by the accompanying strong winds

Major Import Campaigns

  

Other INSERT OTHER CONSTRAINT(S) IF REQUIRED

 

June to Nov., hurricane season, main hurricane season starting September

HANDLING FIGURES 2015

Vessel Calls:

45

Container Traffic: (TEUs)

insignificant

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2015

Bulk (MT)

none

Break bulk (MT)

300

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

No significant charges are requested by the port.

Berthing Specifications

 

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

 

225 m

3.6 m

dredging to 5.5 m is planned

Container Berth

   

 

Silo Berth

   

 

Berthing Tugs

none

  

 

Water Barges

   

 


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

 

Exports - Bagged Cargo

 

Imports and Exports - RoRo

 

Other Imports

 

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? 

Handling equipment is supplied on demand by the adjacent shipyard.

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

   

Container Gantries

   

Mobile Cranes

yes

2 mobile cranes, lifting approx. 18 tons each

operated by the adjacent shipyard

Reachstacker

   

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

   

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

   

Transtainer

   

Forklifts

1

225 m

3.6 m

Container Facilities

No dedicated container facilities.

Customs Guidance

A small quantity of “green line” cargo is processed by local customs before being transhipped to Puerto Lempira or Roatan. Generally imports are routed via Puerto Cortes.

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

A 600 m² warehouse is reported to be in constant use – during the assessment no significant space was available.

Main Storage Terminal

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

  

Refrigerated Cargo

  

General Cargo

1

600 m²

Stevedoring

To be hired locally.

Hinterland Information

Connected by road only.

Port Security

No apparent security.

 

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

no

Current ISPS Level

-

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

Police Boats

none

 

Fire Engines

none

 

 

 

 

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