Port of Quetzal San José Terminal

From Global Energy Monitor


The Puerto Quetzal San José Terminal is in San José, Guatemala. The coal terminal is operating at the multi-commodity port.


The port lies on the shores of Pacific coast.

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The Port of Quetzal has a sugar export terminal, cruise ship terminal, and LNG terminal in addition to it's coal terminal.[1] The coal terminal has one berth with four dolphins (10.7 meters long, 10.36 meters wide, and 12 meters of depth) for the loading and unloading of coal ore.[2] During 2007, 464.4 thousand tons of coal ore were imported through Puerto Quetzal.[2] The coal unloading terminal has a storage capacity of up to 100,000 metric tons.[3] The coal moved through the port primarily goes to power the San José power station.

In 2018 and 2019 the port did not report receiving solid bulk imports of mineral coal, but was continuing to hold mineral coal in their shelter zone.[4]

During 2020, the port imported 1.2 Megatonnes of Colombian coal.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Location: San José, Guatemala
  • Coordinates: 13.92921962, -90.79623589
  • Coal capacity (Mtpa):
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year:
  • Type: Imports (Latin America)
  • Source of Coal: Santa Marta (Colombia), Cienaga (Colombia), Puerto Bolivar (Colombia)
  • Cost:
  • Financing:



  1. "International Seaports in Guatemala - Cargomax International Inc". Cargomax International Inc. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Puerto Quetzal". World Port Source. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  3. "TEMSA Unloading Terminal - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  4. "Type of products -". www.puerto-quetzal.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  5. "Ember Shipping Dashboard - Ember". Ember. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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