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Port Chiapas

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Country  Mexico
Opened  1975
Size of harbor  950 m × 350 m
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Location  Puerto de San Benito, Chiapas
Operated by  Port Chiapas Port Authority
Type of harbor  bulk (coffee, minerals, gas), container, cruise
Land area  60,000 square metres (15 acres) container storage

The Port Chiapas (Spanish: Puerto Chiapas) is a port in Puerto de San Benito in the Tapachula municipality of the Soconusco region in the southern portion of the Mexican state of Chiapas. The port entrance lies about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northwest of the mouth of the Suchiate River which is the international boundary between Mexico and Guatemala. Puerto de San Benito is connected by Highway 225 to Tapachula International Airport and the city of Tapachula. Since its opening in 1975 the port has been a small fishing and agricultural transport center. Upgrades carried out in 2005 and since by the government have added facilities for cruise ships and more heavy cargo. Governor Juan Sabines Guerrero has ordered development of the port in the hopes it will attract business to Chiapas, currently the poorest state in Mexico. Ships of the Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises currently arrives in Port Chiapas.

Contents

Map of Puerto Chiapas, Chis., Mexico

Cruise information

There is little of interest to the cruise passenger in the immediate vicinity of the port. There is a craft market as one leaves the dock, but the nearest town, Tapachula, is a few miles inland. Volcán Tacaná dominates the port's eastern horizon and a number of ruins and biological reservations are accessible from it.

References

Port Chiapas Wikipedia


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