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
Province or District:
Town or City:
(Nearest location with distance from port)
Port's Complete Name:
Puerto de La Ceiba
N 15° 47’ 33”
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
La Ceiba – Goloson Airport, at a distance of 13 km
Military, other Runways:
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Relevant companies to contact are the vessel’s operators.
Port performance depends on manual labour, vessel’s equipment and two mobile cranes from the neighbouring shipyard.
Yes / No
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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
Container Traffic: (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
No significant charges are requested by the port.
Type of Berth
dredging to 5.5 m is planned
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately?
Handling equipment is supplied on demand by the adjacent shipyard.
(Yes / No)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
2 mobile cranes, lifting approx. 18 tons each
operated by the adjacent shipyard
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
No dedicated container facilities.
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.
A 600 m² warehouse is reported to be in constant use – during the assessment no significant space was available.
Main Storage Terminal
Number of Storage Facilities
Area (square meters)
To be hired locally.
Connected by road only.
No apparent security.
(Yes / No)
Current ISPS Level
Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional