Maritime Route Guatemala-Chiapas

After the Quetzal Port Company of Guatemala and the Port of Chiapas, Mexico, signed an agreement for strategic commercial promotion, it is expected that in May the short sea route will begin to operate.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The potential offered by the Port of Chiapas as a logistic node for commercial exchange from and to Central America, as well as with other international markets, makes it a strategic place for the promotion of the Short Sea Shipping (SSS) project with Guatemala and eventually with other Mesoamerican countries, informed the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT).

The statement said that "... Among the agreements reached at the meeting is the joint review of the bases of collaboration and the implementation of promotional strategies, as well as the signing of a twinning agreement between the two ports to begin operations on a new route, Puerto Chiapas-Puerto Quetzal, which is estimated to be in May of this year, on a weekly basis."

The potential of the SSS route will promote the development of new businesses based on the vocation of the port, as well as the significant increase in the exchange of goods, which will increase the demand for port services and will provide greater trade openness between both countries, adds the document dated March 20, 2020.

In addition to the short-term prospect of making a new sea road between the ports of Chiapas-Manzanillo or Chiapas-Lazaro Cardenas, the long-term goal is to pay for the integration of the ten Mesoamerican countries, the statement said.

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