El Salvador: Consolidated Cargo to Los Angeles

Beginning in June, P&S International Logistics will offer ocean freight shipments directly from El Salvador to Los Angeles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beginning in June, P&S International Logistics will offer the first maritime consolidated freight shipment services directly from El Salvador to Los Angeles. The route, which will be carried out with the APL shipping company, will have an estimated transit time of 8 to 10 days, and it will also operate from Los Angeles to El Salvador.

An article in Laprensagrafica.com contained statements by Oscar Quintanilla from P&S International Logistics: "Large and small exporters are limited in their exports because there is no direct service to the Los Angeles market, only for full containers."



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New El Salvador - Asia Maritime Route

December 2017

The company Oceánica Internacional has started operating a new maritime cargo service that will connect the port of Hong Kong with El Salvador without the need for transshipments.

The goal of the new route is to expand the options for transporting maritime cargo between the region and Asia, benefiting in particular Central American companies that import goods from China.

New Routes For Maritime Cargo

August 2014

New DHL trade routes include: from Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; from Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; from Miami, USA. to Colon, Panama; and from Hong Kong, China to Managua, Nicaragua.

From a press release published in Dhl.com.mx:

DHL Global Forwarding, the specialist in air and maritime transport which is part of Deutsche Post DHL, has announced the launch of four new direct routes for shipments of consolidated loads (LCL) to countries throughout Latin America. The new trade routes include: from Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; from Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; from Miami, USA. to Colon, Panama; and from Hong Kong, China to Managua, Nicaragua. With the opening of these new routes for LCL in the months of May and June, DHL customers have benefited from shorter transit, better rates and lowering of their carbon footprint.

Two Shipping Companies Suspended Service in Port La Union

March 2013

Since last December, the shipping companies APL and Hamburg Süd suspended their stopping services at the Salvadoran port.

"It's a shame that we have lost them because the service moved to Acajutla," said Milton Lacayo, chief of the port of La Union.

According to the official , 80% of the service was dedicated to cargo from Honduras and Nicaragua and there was also the expectation of developing cargo from the eastern part of the country.

Shipping Rates More Expensive

May 2012

The high price of bunker fuel is requiring carriers to update their tariffs, increasing the costs for exporting and importing, affecting international trade.

The cost of sending goods from, say, Costa Rica to the United States has risen significantly due to increased bunker fuel prices, the price of which was quoted at the beginning of the week at $600 a barrel.

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