International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)‘s Honduran subsidiary, Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), was chosen as among the ‘best companies to work for’ in the logistics and distribution category.
OPC chief executive officer Mariano Turnes said the Central America-based recruitment portal Tecoloco.com has named OPC as among the ‘most attractive companies to work’ for in Honduras.
Turnes said that the recognition perfectly underscores ICTSI’s commitment in investing on the human capital development of Honduras, as the port plays a crucial role in advancing Central America 4’s (CA-4) economies.
OPC operates Puerto Cortes in Honduras, the largest port in the CA-4 region, serving Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Turnes added that the recognition has placed OPC as among the industry leaders, just five years after they started the operations.
“Today, we have more than 1,300 employees, direct and indirect, who work daily in the terminal, boosting the Honduran economy. Through investments and contracting services, we are able to generate more than 4,000 jobs, thus improving the lives of Honduran families and ultimately, contributing to the economy,” he said.
OPC achieved high scores among more than 300 companies that were surveyed, reflecting what the Honduran workforce thinks and values of companies nationwide in terms of work climate, benefits, and organizational culture, among others.
The study, which was conducted from November 2018 to January 2019, has evaluated 15 factors on employer preference, including remuneration, benefits, growth opportunities and work environment.
OPC is focused on the generation of local and regional economic value on its operations, and at the same time fosters development and innovation in the entire production chain, thus generating benefits for customers, suppliers and the community.
In 2018, ICTSI completed its US$145 million Pier 6 Greenfield development for OPC, which represents the first phase of expansion work in Puertos Cortes.