Honduras is one of the most dynamic economies in Central America. It borders the countries of Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, with a small coastline in the Pacific Ocean in the south and the Caribbean Sea to the north. Coffee and bananas are staple items in the country, and also some of their traditional exports.
At Promptus LLC, we work with businesses like yours to coordinate transportation of goods between the US/Canada to countries in Central America, including Honduras. By offering various shipping methods via land, air, sea, or a combination of all three, it allows us to better streamline our services to companies who are looking for the best rate and quickest shipping option of their goods.
Main Ports and Airports in Honduras
There are six seaports in Honduras. Many of them are small and have limitations as to what can pass through. The available ocean ports in Honduras include:
- Port of Coxen Hole
- Port of La Ceiba
- Port Castilla
- Port Cortes
- Port of San Lorenzo
- Port of Tela
Puerto Cortes is the only deep-water port in all of Central America and generates the most traffic. As such, it is the best option for shipping internationally to and from the United States. The Port of Puerto Castilla and the Port of San Lorenzo are also major players in the area, offering plenty of storage space.
While there are many airports throughout Honduras, only the following are designated for significant international travel and shipments:
- La Ceiba Airport (Golosón International Airport)
- Roatán International Airport (Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport)
- San Pedro Sula Airport (Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport)
- Tegucigalpa (Toncontín International Airport)
Toncontín Int’l Airport (located in the country’s capital city of Tegucigalpa) and San Pedro Sula’s are the busiest for cargo heading to and from the US and Canada.
Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Honduras
Honduras’ export economy ranks as the 89th largest in the world. It is the US’ 47th largest trading partner, claiming 41% of total goods coming to and from the United States.
In 2017, the United States ranked Honduras as the 41st largest market to export goods into, calculating $5.1B in shipping trade value. The top categories businesses have exported to Honduras from the US/Canada include:
- Mineral fuels
- Electrical machinery
In 2017, Honduras became our 49th largest supplier of imported goods, grossing around $4.6B in trade value, an increase of 17.1% since 2007. While the US and Canada receive numerous products from Honduras, some of the top imports include:
- Knit apparel
- Woven clothing
- Edible fruits and nuts
- Coffee, tea, and spice
How Much Does It Cost to Arrange Transport To/From Honduras
With over 15 years of experience, our team is expertly trained to assist you with all your freight forwarding needs, including the best rate on international shipping options to and from Honduras. We operate out of the US/Canada, with our headquarters near the Port of Miami. Our staff is dedicated to helping you organize every aspect of your global logistics needs, including assisting with facilitating your shipments through Customs. Contact us at 1-877-776-6799 to get in touch with a Licensed Customs Broker and learn more about our import/export services today!