Most shipping companies have agreed to pay carriers between $1.26 and $1.29 per kilometre as a re-adjustment.
After nearly a week of strikes, 10 of the 15 shipping companies operating in the country agreed to concede to the demands of freight carriers, and they will pay an adjustment per kilometre of between $1.26 and $1.29.
The enactment of the Rules for International Land Transit in Central America is being opposed by carriers because of the fines included in the regulation.
Customs authorities in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama are discussing the implementation of the regulation, which includes the application of fines to carriers.
Laprensa.com.ni quotes Marvin Altamirano, a member of the board of the Central American Federation of Transportors (Fecatrans) who says, "Carriers can not assume the responsibility of the merchant. We are disagree over imposing fines of more than a thousand dollars to carriers in the case of missing or excess merchandise. Neither should fines of one thousand dollars be imposed if the transport unit is damaged and measures have to be taken on route. "
The intervention decree over the Port of Quetzal has caused delays in clearing containers.
Containers are taking about two days to move out of port facilities, whereas beforehand it was less than 24 hours, said Hector Fajardo, of the Central Transport Federation (Fetransca).Revisions of 100% of the import containers are generating delays and also affecting the output of export containers, added the official.
Laninco is an Anglo Costa Rican freight forwarder with much experience in the field of moving small, LCL, container or Heavy Lift Project Cargo.
Operates in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica
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