New Sea Service from Puerto Santo Tomás

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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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. 

Our sector is working on continuous improvement and to offer services that promote the competitiveness of the exporter sector, to that end the partner company of the integrated services commission for export (SIEX) of AGEXPORT, Hapag-Lloyd is offering this new service to reduce costs and delivery times and thus have a greater coverage in export products such as coffee, live plants, sesame, and cardamom, among others, informed SIEX coordinator, Claudia Mencos.  



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From a statement issued by Agexport:

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