Cargo prices lowered in El Salvador

It was announced that the price of freight transport from El Salvador to any country in Central America have been reduced.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The new rates which came into effect yesterday are as follows: from El Salvador to Guatemala $672.50, the price was $710.00; to Tegucigalpa, Honduras $845.00, the price was $1,000 and to San Pedro Sula $982.50, down from $1,040.

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Freight Rates Up 30%

April 2012

The Salvadoran Association of International Cargo Transport has announced that from next week there will be an adjustment in freight prices.

Raul Alfaro, president of the Salvadoran Association of International Cargo Carriers (ASTIC), said that what carriers want is an adjustment of freight prices, which they have avoided for a long time despite increases in the price of diesel.

Transporters Threaten to Raise Freight Rates by 20%

February 2012

Transport companies are pushing the government to lower the price of diesel, their main raw material whose price has increased by 7% in the last two months.

In just the first two months of 2012, the price of a gallon of diesel has gone up 27 cents, an increase of 7%. The current price is $4.31 on average, and it is expected to rise again soon by another five cents, said Alfredo Calidonio, director of the Salvadoran Association of Cargo Transporters (Asetca).

Panama transporters hike container costs

June 2008

Container transporters in Panama's Atlantic ports are to raise their tariffs to offset higher fuel costs, Panama's Transport Coordinator announced.

Oscar Grenald, the organization's president, said that it would in future cost US$375 to move a 20-40 feet container between the coast and Panama City, a 50 percent increase. Transportation to and from the Colón Free Zone will cost 18 percent more.

Cargo Transportation Fees Up 20% in El Salvador

April 2010

The Salvadoran Association of Cargo Transportation Companies announced they will increase fees by 20%.

Nelson Vanegas, president of the Association (known as Asetca), explained the increase as a result of higher fuel prices. Asteca gathers over 60 of all cargo transportation companies in the country.

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