Comison Ejecutiva Portuaria Autonoma (CEPA)

Mission Provide competitive port, airport and rail logistics services, with an efficient, committed public management model that supports national productive development. Vision Being a logistic leader connecting El Salvador with the World. History In the 1950s, the growing economic development in El Salvador demanded the creation of a set of port facilities, to facilitate the export of Salvadoran products to international markets, as well as the importation of merchandise in general. By virtue of the foregoing, on May 28, 1952, the Executive Commission of the Port of Acajutla was created, thanks to the support and participation of the Government of the Republic and the different economic sectors of the country. The ongoing projects reached their first goal in 1961, with the inauguration of Pier “A”. Its operation and administration was a success and commercial exchanges and economic competition continued to increase, forcing services to diversify. Due to the growing demand for port traffic and the development of the Executive Commission of the Port of Acajutla, in 1965 the Government decided to expand its powers, granting it the administration, operation and management of the El Salvador Railways (FES), including Port of Cutuco; thus becoming the current Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA). Already by 1970, CEPA enabled Pier "B" in the Port of Acajutla, completing the expansion project in 1975, with the inauguration of Pier "C". Since then, it has eight berths distributed in three modern docks, equipped for the arrival of all types of ships. In recognition of its good work and as a new challenge, in 1976 the Government entrusted CEPA with the construction, administration and operation of the El Salvador International Airport, which began operations in January 1980. The building was in charge of the Japanese company Hazama Gumi, since then its operation under the responsibility of CEPA. In 2004, through the 5th Session 42 of the Council of Ministers, dated May 12 of that same year, the administration and possession of real estate and land areas, including airport facilities and constructions, is delivered to CEPA where Ilopango International Airport operated, so that it has them and carries out the rehabilitation of said airport. On January 16, 2005, CEPA began the construction of the largest and most modern port in the region, the Central American Union Port, whose work ended on December 29, 2008.
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Company Offices

  • El Salvador (headquarters)
  • San Salvador
  • Torre Roble Building, MetroCentro Shopping Center, San Salvador. 2537-1300