Chinese ambassador visits OPC

OPC officers with the diplomatic mission of the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Honduras

The diplomatic mission of the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Honduras visited the container and general cargo terminal of Puerto Cortés on 14 October to meet with senior executives of Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC) and discuss future investment opportunities in the country.

The diplomatic delegation, comprised of His Excellency Ambassador Yu Bo, First Secretary Fan Yue, Third Secretary Han Chaolun, and Attaché Yao Yihui, praised the progress, good practices, processes and infrastructure that Puerto Cortés has thanks to the investments that OPC made over the last decade since it started operating the Honduran port. Mr. Bo also commented on the future investment opportunities for OPC’s parent company International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and its interest and commitment to Honduras.

OPC’s directors explained that terminal operators need to invest in a country because ports require cutting-edge infrastructure and technology that generates efficiencies, productivity and competitiveness. Company executives also commended the relationship between OPC and the Chinese companies like ZPMC, manufacturer of the terminal’s ship-to-shore cranes, and CHEC, which led the construction of the terminal’s docks and other infrastructure.

Since starting operations at the Puerto Cortés terminal, OPC continues its efforts to turn Honduras into the most competitive country in the CA-4 region in terms of port infrastructure, value generation, efficiency and productivity. This has resulted in increased development, economic growth and job creation for Hondurans.

Juan Corujo, OPC chief executive officer (left), with Ambassador Yu Bo of China