El Salvador: Consolidated Cargo to Los Angeles

Beginning in June, P&S International Logistics will offer ocean freight shipments directly from El Salvador to Los Angeles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beginning in June, P&S International Logistics will offer the first maritime consolidated freight shipment services directly from El Salvador to Los Angeles. The route, which will be carried out with the APL shipping company, will have an estimated transit time of 8 to 10 days, and it will also operate from Los Angeles to El Salvador.

An article in Laprensagrafica.com contained statements by Oscar Quintanilla from P&S International Logistics: "Large and small exporters are limited in their exports because there is no direct service to the Los Angeles market, only for full containers."



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