Freight Terminals in Arrears

Ten days after the gradual return to activities at El Salvador's freight terminals, logistics companies report delays in deliveries due to saturation in the warehouses.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Because the freight terminals at the Oscar Romero International Airport and the Port of Acajutla worked part-time for almost three months due to the covid-19 outbreak, a bottleneck was created that now affects cargo and logistics companies.

You may be interested in "Central America: Disruption of the Logistics Chain"

Javier Ayala Sastre, president of the Salvadoran Association of Cargo Agents and Forwarders (ASAC), told Elmundo.sv that "... There is a lot of congestion, because there were too many shipments held up by the recent quarantine. This has caused problems of saturation in the warehouses of the Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA) and the storage companies, which causes some delays."

Ayala added that "... in the port of Acajutla, queues form to enter the area to load containers, which occur because of the agglomeration in the delivery of equipment already released by customs. In addition, there are biosecurity restrictions in each area that limit the number of people who can enter. There are also non-tariff barriers, such as permits from the National Directorate of Medicines and other institutions, which cause delays because they are also saturated by closures and the growing demand for medical supplies."

The congestion is increased by the time it takes for the National Civil Police's Anti-Narcotics Division to conduct its reviews, a process that can take several days to complete, the businessman explained.

¿Busca soluciones de inteligencia comercial para su empresa?

¿Busca soluciones de Inteligencia Comercial para su empresa?

Contáctenos para conocer sobre nuestros servicios









this site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy and terms of service.
Need assistance? Contact us
(506) 4001-6423


More on this topic

Logistics: Cost Increases Forecast for 2021

December 2020

Mandatory use of low-sulfur fuel by ships, shortage of containers and priority for medical supplies and vaccines will push up sea and air freight costs.

Although since the beginning of 2020 it is mandatory for vessels to use fuels that do not exceed 0.5% sulfur concentration, sector businessmen forecast that during the next year this regulation will continue to influence the escalation of operating costs in the logistics sector.

Central America: Threats to the Supply Chain

May 2020

Since El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama have set a 72-hour time limit for freight drivers operating in the region, hundreds of units have decided to halt their operations as a measure of pressure.

Due to the health crisis resulting from the covid-19 outbreak, Salvadoran, Costa Rican and Panamanian authorities decided that the drivers of the cargo transport units entering the country will have only 72 hours to make the formalities at the borders, and to unload and reload the goods from the vehicles.

El Salvador: New Inspection Generates Delays in Puerto de Acajutla

January 2014

A new non-intrusive inspection process at the port is causing delays and making container movement more costly.

The Corporation of Exporters of El Salvador (COEXPORT) reported delays at the Port of Acajutla due to a new non-intrusive inspection, which has caused problems and delays in the movement of containers.

Panamanian Ports Report Slight Growth

August 2012

In the first seven months of the year the port system moved a total of 4 million TEUs (20 foot long containers), reporting an increase of 9.1%.

According to preliminary data from the management of Ports under the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), the total amount mobilized is equivalent to 2009, with expectations that 2012 will close with 7 million TEUs.

ok