Guatemalan Ports Moved 17.1 Million TM2

In 2010, maritime freight activity recorded an increase of 7% compared to 2009.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rolando Rousselin, director of the National Ports Commission (NPC), noted the successful and historic figures.

"According to NPC statistics, Puerto Quetzal was the one which reported more activity, an increase of 13 percent, followed by Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, with 9 percent, while Puerto Barrios reported 8 percent," explained

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February 2015

The ports handled 3.5 million metric tonnes more than in 2013, due to an increase of 213% in the cargos of lead, nickel, zinc, iron and other minerals.

In 2014, the movement of cargo from the port of Quetzal recorded a growth rate of 11%, Las Boyas de San José, 24%, Puerto Barrios terminal reported no change and the Port of Santo Tomas de Castilla had the strongest growth, of 36%.

Increased Activity in Guatemalan ports

October 2011

In the first half of the year maritime cargo movement grew by 7% compared to the same period in 2010.

The economic dynamism being experienced in Guatemala is also reflected in the activities of the vast majority of cargo ports in the country.

In just six months, the amount of cargo transported came to 726,000 TM2, more than in same period last year.

Puerto Quetzal Grows at the Expense of Mexican Ports

July 2011

The decision by shippers not to use the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas has significantly influenced growth.

Retention of containers in 2010 in the Mexican ports has caused several shipping companies to opt for the terminal in Guatemala instead.

With the inauguration of the Seventh Regional Maritime Congress, Estuardo Villatoro, sub interventor of the Port of Quetzal (EPQ) noted, "We expect to attend to about 60,000 container movements this year."

Guatemala: Maritime Freight Transport Up 13%

August 2010

In the first seven months of the year, maritime freight traffic has increased 13% relative to the same period of 2009.

According to data from Guatemala's state ports authority (CPN in Spanish), from January to July ships moved a total of 10.5 million metric tons (TM2) of cargo (including imports and exports).

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