The Port of Belize is seeking expansion possibilities for mainly the export of their agricultural products such as raw sugar, banana’s, wheat, maize, beans. In parallel the port will import fertilizer, liquids (gasoline, diesel) and heavy project cargo in growing quantities.
In the existing situation the agricultural products arrive by small vessels and barges, and are loaded board to board into 10,000-15,000 DWT vessels, with a capacity in the range of 200 ton/day. These low capacities and loading rates are hampering the further growth of this sector. Oxalis is one of the stakeholders in such a port expansion project, and has requested to provide expert services in this regard.