Poor roads and complex bureaucracy reduce the markets in Central American cities.
The term “local market” was created in China to refer to the consumers which can be reached in eight hours in a truck loaded with products, including all the paperwork necessary.
According to an article by Louisa Reynolds on Elperiodico.com.gt, under this definition, the “local market” of Guatemala City includes San Salvador, but not other important cities like San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa (which take 12-14 hours to reach), Managua (18 hours) and San Jose (26 hours).
Albalinisa has been accused of apparently having more rights than others in using services at the port.
Business owners are complaining that "... 'Albalinisa always has priority, and drivers or carriers, even though they have their documentation ready, have to wait until they process the cargo of that company first', explained Marvin Altamirano, president of the Shipping Association of Nicaragua to Trincheraonline.com.
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