Direct Route Service for Ocean Freight

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.

Monday, August 26, 2019

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.

From AGEXPORT's statement:

August 23, 2019. This new service is a "Feeder" (transshipment hub for global connections) which will allow the Guatemalan export sector to have a new direct option to the main ports of the Caribbean with connections to the Main Liners for Northern Europe / Mediterranean and the rest of the world by providing more space to the market with direct routes, transit times and competitive rates.

These are the services that Guatemala offers for the different destination markets:

From and/or to the United States:

* Direct service from Miami to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Colombia.
* Double call in the Dominican Republic: 3 days transit time from Miami to Rio Haina or Caucedo.

Intra Latin America (Connections)

* Direct service from Central America to Colombia, connecting Puerto Barrios and Puerto Cortes to Cartagena, Colombia.

From /To Europe / Central America (connections)

* Connection from Central America, with our EUROSAL Service, in Cartagena for Rotterdam and Hamburg.

* Connection with our PCRF Service in Cartagena to Dunkerque, London and Zeebrugge.
For more information on these routes please contact:

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