Puerto La Ceiba

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Puerto La Ceiba is a port operated by Bolipuertos in La Ceiba, Trujillo, on the eastern shore of Lago de Maracaibo, Venezuela. It exports approximately 600,000 tonnes of Colombian coal annually.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Bolipuertos
  • Location: La Ceiba, Trujillo, Venezuela
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 600,000
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports
  • Sources of coal: Colombia


Between 2012 and 2015, Puerto La Ceiba exported 1.475 million tonnes of goods including coal, sugar, gypsum, and clinker. The port has storage capacity for 400,000 tonnes of coal.[2] After a period of closure, Puerto La Ceiba officially reopened in June 2016, with more than 150,000 tonnes of coal ready to ship within the first few days of renewed operation.[3]

As of 2017, an average of 120 thousand MT of coal was being shipped to other Latin American countries including Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Peru from Puerto La Ceiba.[4] In April 2017, trucks were carrying coal across land from Colombia to Venezuela's Puerto La Ceiba for export,[5] following a period of restrictions on Colombian coal.[6]

As of 2020, Venezuelan coal exports were being impacted by pressure from sanctions from the U.S. government, despite the continuation of shipments to Europe.[7]

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  1. "Vuelve de nuevo el fantasma del carbón al Zulia", Sociedad Homo et Natura, November 15, 2016.
  2. "Gobierno Bolivariano reactivó el Puerto La Ceiba en Trujillo", Minesterio de Poder Popular para el Transporte, June 28, 2016.
  3. "Reactivan en Trujillo el Puerto La Ceiba para acelerar el Motor Exportación", Noticias 24, June 28, 2016.
  4. "Venezuela exporta 17.000 toneladas de carbón mineral a Brasil". Banca y Negocios (in español). 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  5. "Carbón colombiano vuelve a transitar por Venezuela" (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  6. "Venezuela opens border but refuses Colombian coal" (in español). 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  7. Luc Cohen. "Venezuelan coal exports rise as U.S. escalates oil sanctions". U.S. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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