Freight Price Increases in El Salvador

The Freight Business Association announced adjustments of 38% and 100% in freight rates.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

For distances less than 500 km the increase is 38% ($ 1.45 per km). For distances over 1,000 kilometers up to 100% (the current rate in Panama is $ 1 per km).

Elsalvador.com reported that union president, Raul Alfaro, stated"... proposal of various rates according to different destinations in Central America, which usually are capitals and ports in the region. The new rate depends on the number of miles driven ...”

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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.

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