Port chiefs aim to cut costs of cargo handling

Port authorities from Central America and the Dominican Republic are studying plans to cut costs of cargo handling.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The proposal is currently under review at a meeting in Nicaragua of Central American port officials who fear that high handling charges could eat into the benefits to be gained from a trade association with the European Union.
"By comparison with the costs of the cargo itself, handling costs in Central America are very high," said Carlos González De la Lastra, president of the Central American Commission of Maritime Transport (Cocatram).

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