Cargo in Ports Decreases by 9.5% in Guatemala

During the first quarter, 3.8 million metric tons in imports and exports were mobilized.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The above figure moved through the three ports and the buoys terminal (liquid) that the country operates. For the same period in 2008, the total was 4.2 million metric tons.

Antonio Asencio, project director of the National Ports Commission (NPC) informed "Despite the fact that the movement of containers at Puerto Quetzal, Port Santo Tomás de Castilla and Puerto Barrios in Izabal has diminished, it has been slight. However, the Escuintla buoys terminal has been the hardest hit. Less fuel, chemicals, molasses and other oil derivatives have been exported and imported."

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