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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The country is investing heavily in its booming textiles sector, tourism, and infrastructure projects such as freeways, a new airport near its capital and new port facilities for container transshipment at Puerto Cortez on the north coast.
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21 said the Cabinet has approved a contract for a special trust for the construction of a bulk cargo terminal at Puerto Cortez. The trust will be managed by the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships (COALIANZA) and the Controller of Puerto Cortes, through Banco Atlantico.
VISIT the Galapagos Islands on an 18-night voyage leaving Havana on December 28 and stopping off at Belize City, Puerto Cortez, Puerto Limon, SanBlas Islands, Fort Amador, Manta and San Cristobal.
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Each voyage is a seven-day roundtrip from the island of Cozumel, Mexico, with calls at the Honduran Bay Islands of Isla de Utila and West End (Roatan Island); stops on the Honduran mainland at Puerto Cortez and Omoa; a visit to Belize City, Belize; and a call at Costa Maya, Mexico, before returning to Cozumel.
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