Ports of Operations

Andalusian Energy plans to launch shipping operations within 24 months, initially at the Port of Plaquemines in Louisiana and Puerto Cortes in Honduras. The Port of Plaquemines is the 13th largest total tonnage port in the United States.

In Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish, approximately 50 miles south of New Orleans, Andalusian is building a state-of-the-art riverside compressed natural gas (CNG) facility with expansion capacity of over 800 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) or ≈6 million tons per annum, achieving first port-of-call on the Mississippi River. From there, CNG will be transported in purpose-built 40-foot containers (FEUs) onboard Andalusian’s  specially designed container ships to Puerto Cortes, Honduras. 

The Port of Plaquemines terminal is being constructed by a joint venture EPC including Massman Construction Co. and Weeks Marine Inc., supported by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Phase 1A construction  will feature a 1,350-foot-long berth with five ship-to-shore rail-mounted container cranes. At full buildout, the terminal will consist of eight continuous berths reaching 8,000 feet in length with 16 ship-to-shore cranes and one roll on/roll off berth. The entire facility will be served by efficient rail capable of receiving one full unit train daily serving America’s heartland.

In Honduras, Puerto Cortes is only 40 kilometers from Choloma where Andalusian has entered into an initial 15-year CNG offtake agreement with an Independent Power Provider (IPP) serving leading textile manufacturers within their affiliate Free Trade Zone industrial and technology parks.

Puerto Cortes is Honduras’ most important port and the nation’s largest container facility (as well as the largest in northern Central America) with expansion plans of its own. A 2023 expansion of the port’s primary container berth includes a 200-foot extension, featuring the addition of 10 RTGs (rubber-tired gantry cranes) and one rail-mounted container crane for a total of three, with another planned by 2027. The port’s current 96-acre container yard will add 7.5 acres with improved foundation throughout and surface pavement. Andalusian will utilize the modern improvements to serve its growing number of Central American customers in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.