Local Cargo Transport increases 50% in Panama
Even though the price of fuel has gone down in the last few month, the cost of internal shipping by container in Panama has gone up.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Yasmina De Hoyos, a customs agent, said that the cargo transporters used to charge between $220 and $250 to transport a container from any port in colon to Panama, but for a few months now they have been charging $350.
An increase of 24 cents per box for freight expenses has sent costs for shrimp producers in Honduras soaring.
The Salvadoran Association of International Cargo Transport has announced that from next week there will be an adjustment in freight prices.
Most shipping companies have agreed to pay carriers between $1.26 and $1.29 per kilometre as a re-adjustment.
Central American cargo companies want Nicaragua to stop charging a 20% toll over the price of each transportation service.
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