Puerto Cortés

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Puerto Cortés

 

a city in northwestern Honduras, in the department of Cortes. Population, 27,800 (1971). Puerto Cortes is the country’s main port on the Gulf of Honduras of the Caribbean Sea. It is linked by highway with Tegucigalpa. The city is the center of an area of banana plantations, which are owned by the American United Fruit Company. There are food-processing enterprises in Puerto Cortes, as well as an oil refinery, which is owned by the American company Texas Petroleum. Bananas, coffee, and wood are exported. Puerto Cortes was founded in 1525.

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As he explained to his friends, they would take the steamer from New York to Puerto Cortes, one of the principal seaports of Honduras.
(ICTSI) operating Puerto Cortes, Central America 4's (CA-4) largest port, can expect faster cargo movement in and around the terminal with OPC beefing up its partnership with Honduran authorities for improved and more efficient port services.
CMSA operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal in Mexicos Port of Manzanillo, while OPC operates the Specialized Container Terminal in Honduras Puerto Cortes.
from Puerto Cortes, north of the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, on June 3, Valera said.
Sanchez and her daughter had left Puerto Cortes, a major Honduran port north of the capital city, Tegucigalpa, without telling Valera or the couple's three other children, he said.
Also being funded next year is the expansion of Puerto Cortes in Honduras.
In January, the HNP seized 2.1 MT of cocaine that originated from Colombia during random searches of cargo containers in the port of Puerto Cortes. In April, the HNP intercepted a commercial cattle truck hauler suspected of transporting narcotics.
It noted gains were partially offset by increased depreciation charges and higher levels of interest expense driven by the commencement of commercial operations at Manzanillo, Mexico (CMSA) and Puerto Cortes, Honduras (OPC).
The aim is to finance them with the remains of the 2470/BL-HO loan "Program for expansion and modernization of Puerto Cortes", of which only $911,106 has been disbursed.
En analisis de las tendencias de aumento del nivel medio del mar en el Caribe centroamericano, realizados a partir de mareografos, se observo un cambio de -1,38 +/- 2,01 mm/ano en Santo Tomas, Guatemala, 9,23 +/- 1,05 mm/ ano en Puerto Cortes, Honduras, y 3,13 +/- 2,12 mm/ano en Puerto Castilla, Honduras.
The ship will soon be embarking on a five-month cruise of South America and the Caribbean, and will call at the ports of Margarita Island in Venezuela, Puerto Cortes in Honduras, Manta in Ecuador, Callao in Peru, and many others before returning to Portsmouth via the Azores.
They were captured May 27 during a house search in the northern city of Puerto Cortes, on Honduras' Caribbean Coast, some 300 km northwest of Tegucigalpa, the capital.