Freight Rates Up 30%

The Salvadoran Association of International Cargo Transport has announced that from next week there will be an adjustment in freight prices.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Raul Alfaro, president of the Salvadoran Association of International Cargo Carriers (ASTIC), said that what carriers want is an adjustment of freight prices, which they have avoided for a long time despite increases in the price of diesel.

"First, I am promoting an increase in the price of the tariff, second, making not an increase, but a freight price adjustment related to the high cost of diesel," said Alfaro, as quoted by ElSalvador.com. "During 2011 and 2012, only increases have been announced. In those 15 months the price of diesel has risen by 95 cents, 55 last year and only 40 cents this quarter and this can not be sustained. "

The new rates of ASTIC are:

San Salvador, Guatemala, $650; San Salvador-Tegucigalpa, $740, and San Pedro Sula, $825; San Salvador-Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, $960, and San Salvador-Managua is established at least $1,050.

The manager said that next week they will meet with business organizations in order to explain the increased rates.



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