Puerto Quetzal (GTPRQ)

Port Code GTPRQ City Puerto Quetzal
Port Name Puerto Quetzal Country/Region Guatemala
Category Port City Route CENTRAL AMERICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Puerto Quetzal (GTPRQ)



The Port of Quartzal is located on the southern coast of Guatemala, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean On the west side of Guatemala is a newly-built port on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, about 2 miles from the port of San Jose. The port is about 8km away from the airport .    

PUERTO QUETZAL has a tropical grassland climate with an average annual temperature of about 20°C. The annual average rainfall is about 2000mm, and there are storms from June to October, especially at night.    

The port is surrounded by east and west breakwaters. There are 4 main berths in the port area, the coastline is 802m long, the maximum water depth is 11m, and there is a 30m roll-on berth ramp with a width of 25.5m. The loading and unloading equipment includes various forklifts and tugs, among which the maximum lifting capacity of the forklift is 36 tons, and the maximum power of the tug is 588kW. Loading and unloading efficiency: 60 tons per hour for steel products, 20 tons per hour for loading, and 8 containers per hour. The terminal is the largest reliable ship of 30,000 dwt. The main export goods are bananas, coffee, cotton, sugar and meat, and the main imported goods are machinery, consumer goods and building materials.

Quedal Port is the largest Pacific port in Guatemala. It is important for cargo traffic and as a docking point for cruise ships.

It is located in Escuintla and is connected with the Port of San Jose (Puerto SanJose, port code: GTSNJ) or the Port of San Jose. In the twentieth century, it was regarded as important for the country’s maritime traffic. port.

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Summary of GTPRQ

Port of Puerto Quetzal (Port Code: GTPRQ) is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port, located on the Pacific coast, 80 km. SSW of Guatemala City and 170 km. northwest of San Salvador. It is important for both cargo traffic and as a stop-off point for cruise liners. It is a well-sheltered port handling dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, containers, LPG and passengers. Good road infrastructure provides a fast link to the Caribbean Sea coast. The port contains 437 thousand square meters of storage space, 5.6 thousand square meters of warehouse, 8 thousand square meters of sheds, and an open storage area of 21.3 thousand square meters. An additional 2.1 thousand square meters is available for handling roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and 16.4 thousand square meters is available for vehicles. In 2007, Puerto Quetzal served 1,251 vessel calls and a total of 7.5 million tons of cargo, including 257.3 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo.