King Ocean Services to operate out of Panama

With a fleet of six ships, and 27 years of service, the shipping company is dedicated to transporting heavy equipment, dry goods and refrigerated cargo.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The weekly service schedule begins in Florida, USA, passes through Limon, Costa Rica, and arrives at the Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Colon, Panama, each Wednesday.

On the return trip its passes through Barranquilla and Cartagena, Colombia, then to Limon again and finally the United States.

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New Sea Freight Service to Florida

May 2012

Evergreen Line will offer weekly trips in both directions, between Panama, Costa Rica and Florida.

Using two ships belonging to the shipping company Crowley, the Evergreen service will connect Florida, Colon Container Terminal in Panama and Puerto Limon on the Caribbean of Costa Rica.

Maritime Service From Eastern U.S. to South American Pacific

June 2014

A new weekly service by APL will go to Valparaiso, Callao, Buenaventura, Balboa, Manzanillo, Jacksonville, New York, and Charleston.

An article on Prensa.com reports that the head of Latin America Markets for APL, Efrain Osorio said that "... this new service will provide a faster journey time for the U.S. market for reefers and dry goods, with modern equipment and priority for handling refrigerated cargo. "

Logistics Costs Affecting Competitiveness

April 2016

Transportation and logistics costs in Guatemala represent between 25% and 40%, while in other countries this percentage ranges from 4, 6 and 10%.

Agexport is promoting competitive alternatives to sea freight for the US and the European Union, which benefits Guatemalan exports through reasonable costs and deliveries of products in less time, in order to enhance trade relations between Guatemalan businessmen and importers.

Increase in Maersk Shipping Rates

May 2014

Starting from May 15, rates will be raised on goods transported to the Far East, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and the East Coast of South America.

Beginning May 15, the Danish shipping company Maersk Line said its rates for the Far East (excluding Japan), the Middle East and the Sub Indian continent will see an overall increase of $500 per 20-foot container and $1,000 per container measuring 40 feet, 40 feet HC, and 45 feet of dry cargo.

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