Regional Coastal Trade on Pacific Coast

A feasibility study has been started on a freight system between the Pacific ports of the region using shallow draft boats.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Launched six years ago, the project has now been reactivated in response to the need to seek alternatives to the increase in freight rates.

The goal is "to accelerate intraregional trade, by eliminating the passing through customs, as happens with land transport."

With a cabotage system, the needs of the east-central United States market could be met from the port of Lazaro Cardenas, while Panama could address the Asian market and the South American Pacific coast. According to Medardo Miguel Galindo, operations manager at the Federation of Agricultural Exporters of Honduras and member of the American Federation of Chambers and Associations of Exporters of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (FECAEXCA), "this system would reduce operating costs for Central American producers . "

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