Centrans Internacional, S.A. is the oldest company of the Centrans Group companies and the one where its name comes from. Founded more than 25 years ago, it is active in the maritime industry providing representation services for lines and ships serving the two coasts of Guatemala. The ports served by the company are Puerto Quetzal (including Puerto de San José marine terminals) on the Pacific Coast and Puerto Barrios and Puerto Santo Tomás de Castilla on the Atlantic Coast.
Centrans is currently the largest shipping services company in Guatemala, serving as agents for most bulk (grains, cement, chemicals products, petroleum products, oil, fertilizers, coal, etc.) and homogeneous (steel products, forest products, etc.) import cargoes at both Puerto Quetzal and Santo Tomás de Castilla. In 2014, a total of 227 vessels were handled by the company, representing more than 70% of the import charter tonnage handled through Puerto Quetzal.
The company serves as agents for some of the most important lines in the charter industry: BBC Chartering, Continental Lines/Mitsui Osk Lines – Bulk Carriers, Gearbulk Shipping, Steel Resources, as well as some of important local and regional clients such MFGrains, SRI Guatemala and the Puerto Quetzal Power LLC (PQP) generation plants.
A division within Centrans, Centrans P&I Services, also acts as correspondents for certain Protection and Indemnity Clubs, such as UK P&I Club (Thomas Millers), Skuld P&I, London P&I Club, Norwegian Hull Club, etc.