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Coirsa was founded in 1984 by Mr. Rene Mendez and his wife.  Their family had been representing shipping lines in the ports of Guatemala for over 80 years.  Mr. Mendez and his family first gained their experience working for the family business and later, directly with the Agents of P & O Nedlloyd, Baltic Shipping, CCT, Hapag-Lloyd, Mexican Line, C.P. Ships, Evergreen, Marfret, Streamline and others, through Cental American countries.

Coirsa provided a strategy and successfully executed a plan for TMM to provide its service through Puerto Quetzal container port.  The result greatly increased container movements.

In 1987, Coirsa opened the market for TMM in Honduras and was granted the Agency for that country. With the acquisition of TMM by C.P. Ships, Coirsa was granted the Agency for Lykes Lines and Italia Di Navigazzione in Guatemala and Honduras based on their performance.

All together the above mentioned representation lasted 30 years.

Currently, Coirsa is the agent for Express Container Lines (feeder services)  in Honduras and other tramp vessels as well.

Our personnel has been well trained, and updated with customs and port law changes in each country, used to obtain cargo for new different trades as the Lines dictates from time to time for import, as well as for export cargo.


The employees are all committed to Customer Service and to work under the line’s convenient rules and regulations.


The top management of Coirsa, as well as the rest of employees, are constantly watching for the line´s interest to be enforced.



We worked closely with the Port Authority to obtain the best service for our Principals interest.


Negotiations with vendors to obtain an efficient service at the lowest cost, example, port depot for storage in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua for the line.

Our offices in the ports, attended vessel operations, coordinate all trucking dispatches, port operation in full.

1. Coirsa will like to give its experience of more than 35 years serving ocean carrier to those companies looking to develop Guatemalan, Honduran, El Salvador and Nicaragua markets. 2. With feasibility analysis, and knowledgeable of the demands, we can recommend and advise on any task in the shipping industry, in the centralamerican region.


The Key Features of our Job


Shipping Line
country agent


Port Agent
for container vessels
liquid bulk
fuel vessels
and Others


Land Transportation
for dry and reefer


Depot for
empty containers
and others

Regional Offices

COIRSA have offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

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  • Atitlan, Guatemala


    Ave Reforma 8-60 Zona 9,Torre II Oficina 706.

    Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    PBX (502) 2326-2100

  • El Salvador

    San Benito, Blvd. del Hipódromo

    Edificio Gran Plaza Nivel 2, Of. 204,

    San Salvador, El Salvador C.A.

    Phone: (503)2223-4222

  • Honduras

    Ave. Circunvalación y 8a calle Ed. Versalles, N.2.

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras

    Phone: (504) 2512-3800

  • Catedral


    Edificio Discover I, Nivel 4 Of. 4D Villa Fontana, Frente a Club Terraza. Managua, Nicaragua.

    Phone: (505) 2270-3507 2270-3409

Countries We serve

Our Clients

Name: Republic of Guatemala

Total area: 108,890 km2

Population: 14,000,000

PIB (growth range: 4.2%)

Official Currency: Quetzal (approx. 7.7 x 1US $)

Language: Spanish

Religion: Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant and Mayan believers.

Geography: Located south of  Mexico, bordered on the east by Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.

Climate: average temperature in the capital city is 20 º C and marked two seasons: rainy season from May to October and dry season from November to April.

Our Clients

Name: Republic of El Salvador

Total area: 21,041 sq km

Population: 6,141,350

Official Currency: US Dollar

Language: Spanish (official), Nawat (among some Amerindians)

Religion: Roman Catholic.

Geography: Located between Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador, bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean to the south.

Climate: The northern coastal area is regularly warm and humid, while the central highlands is essentially temperate. The country has two seasons, the rainy season extends from June to October and dry season from November to May.

Our Clients

Name: Republic of Honduras

Total area: 112,492 km2

Population: 7,639,327

Official Currency: Lempiras (approx. 18.89 x 1US $)

Language: The official language is Spanish, English is spoken frequently, particularly along the northern coastal area and among the inhabitants of the Bay Islands. It also speaks Miskito, Garifuna, Pech, Tolupán, Chorti and Tawahka.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

Geography: Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras

Climate: tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands

Our Clients

Name: Republic of Nicaragua

Total area: 130,370 sq km

Population: 5,907,881

Official Currency: Cordova

Language: Spanish (official) 95.3%, Miskito 2.2%, Mestizo of the Caribbean coast 2%, other 0.5%

Religion: Roman Catholic 58.5%, Protestant 23.2% (Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%), Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%, other 1.6%, none 15.7% (2005 est.)

Geography: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras

Climate:tropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands





Write to us

Cynthia Monterroso Papadopolo

PresidentAve Reforma 8-60 Zona 9 Edificio Galerias Reforma Torre II Of. 706 Guatemala, Guatemala

Phone: (502) 5203 7424

Phone: (503) 3184 0909

Brian Rene Mendez

DirectorAve Reforma 8-60 Zona 9 Edificio Galerias Reforma Torre II Of. 706 Guatemala, Guatemala

Phone: (502) 2326-2100

Dennis Estuardo Mendez

DirectorAve Reforma 8-60 Zona 9 Edificio Galerias Reforma Torre II Of. 706 Guatemala, Guatemala

Phone: (502) 2326-2100