New Maritime Route Guatemala - USA

Since May 26, a weekly direct service has been in operation for refrigerated cargo to go the west coast, with a transit time of 6 days to Long Beach and 8 days to Oakland, California.

Friday, June 16, 2017

From a statement issued by Agexport:

Now the export sector in Guatemala has a new alternative to reduce shipping times especially for refrigerated cargo to the markets of the United States and South America.

As of May 26, 2017, AGEXPORT's integrated services for export (Siex) through the company CMA CGM Guatemala, S.A. offers a weekly direct service from the north to the West Coast of the United States with a transit time of 6 days to Long Beach and 8 days to Oakland, California, said the Siex coordinator at AGEXPORT, Claudia Mencos.

In addition, they also have a weekly direct service heading south to the South West Coast of America with a 5 day time to Buenaventura, Colombia.

As an export services sector we aim to promote new transportation routes offered by our partners, which contributes to improving the competitiveness of exporters, reducing delivery times, Mencos said.

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Direct Route Service for Ocean Freight

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The Guatemalan exporters' guild presented its direct route service, with a new option to the main ports of the Caribbean with connections to the Main Liners for Northern Europe/Mediterranean and the rest of the world.

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New Sea Service from Puerto Santo Tomás

August 2017

A new service connects the Guatemalan port with the east coast of the United States, Europe and the Mediterranean, through the port of Caucedo, in the Dominican Republic.

From a statement issued by Agexport:

Derived from the need of the Guatemalan export sector to transport goods in a reduced time of four days, in a more efficient manner, to the Caribbean market, the country's logistics chain has a new service that connects to the port of Santo Tomás de Castilla in the Atlantic with the East Coast of the United States, Europe and the Mediterranean through the port of Caucedo, in the Dominican Republic. 

New Ocean Freight Service from Guatemala

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From a statement issued by Agexport: