Cargo Up 13% in Guatemalan Ports

Exports and imports moved cargo for 7.57 million metric tons in 2010, 13% higher than 2009.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The increase comes after two years of decreases, 7% in 2008 and 4% in 2009.

"The sum of solids, liquids, general cargo and containers in 2010 came to 5.2 metric tons, while in 2009 it was 4.5. Exports amounted to 2.3 in 2010 and in 2009 was down to 2.1 metric tons", reported

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Despite this increase, there was a decrease in attended vessels.

In the first eight months of the year freight grew by 33% compared to the same period last year, reflecting the dynamism experienced by the ports of Guatemala this year.

The increase in cargo carried and the decrease in ships that arrived in Puerto Quetzal is explained in part by the larger ships being used now, which are able to carry more cargo than before.

Guatemalan Ports Moved 17.1 Million TM2

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In 2010, maritime freight activity recorded an increase of 7% compared to 2009.

Rolando Rousselin, director of the National Ports Commission (NPC), noted the successful and historic figures.

"According to NPC statistics, Puerto Quetzal was the one which reported more activity, an increase of 13 percent, followed by Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, with 9 percent, while Puerto Barrios reported 8 percent," explained

Guatemala 2014: Port Cargo Up 17%

February 2015

The ports handled 3.5 million metric tonnes more than in 2013, due to an increase of 213% in the cargos of lead, nickel, zinc, iron and other minerals.

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Panamanian Ports are Leaders in Cargo Movement

December 2012

In Latin America the ports of Colon and Balboa occupy the first and second place in the ranking of volume of cargo moved.

In the Latin American ranking next in the list following the Panamanian ports are the ports of Santos in Brazil, Cartagena in Colombia, and Manzanillo, Mexico.

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