New Ocean Freight Service from Guatemala

Starting from May, Hapag-Lloyd Guatemala will connect in a northbound direction with the ports of the US West Coast and once a week in a southbound direction with the European and Mediterranean ports.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

From a statement issued by Agexport:

In order to improve the competitiveness of exports of Guatemalan products, reduce costs and delivery times, increase the capacity of the country, the Commission on Integrated Services for Export (SIEX) at AGEXPORT, through its partner company, Hapag-Lloyd Guatemala, wishes to report a new service that will connect Guatemala with the United States, Europe and the Mediterranean.

In this respect, on Wednesday April 12, 2017 the ship CSAV Traiguen will reach the TCQ Puerto Quetzal terminal in Guatemala, it is one of the largest capacity vessels to dock in one of the Guatemalan ports in the history of the country's maritime industry.

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Direct Route Service for Ocean Freight

August 2019

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.

Within the framework of its strategic objective to improve the competitiveness of Guatemalan companies through identifying and designing new logistics services for export, the Commission of Integrated Services for Export (SIEX) of AGEXPORT through its partner company CMA CGM presented its new service of direct routes with transit times and competitive rates, informed the guild.

Santo Tomás Forecasts Increase in Maritime Cargo

April 2018

Due to a recovery of customers and the start-up of a new route, the port terminal in Guatemala expects to mobilize 320,000 containers this year, 8% more than in 2017.

Starting in May, the Santo Tomás de Castilla National Port Company (Empornac) will have a new logistics route that will connect the Guatemalan port with the Mexican terminal of Puerto Morelos, in the state of Quintana Roo.

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 Maritime Line Puerto Barrios - Florida

April 2016

The shipping company Streamlines has announced a new route connecting Puerto Barrios in Guatemala with Canaveral Terminal, in north Florida, USA, from where it will connect with Rotterdam.

From a statement issued by Agexport:

AGEXPORT, in strategic alliance with the shipping company Streamlines presents a new alternative sea route to the two main export markets: the United States and the European Union.