Transport: Delays Due to Truck Overhauls

In Nicaragua, the guild of transporters reports that in the customs of the country is reviewed 40% of cargo trucks, a situation causing delays because the international standard is to inspect a maximum of 10% of units.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Managers of the Association of Nicaraguan Transporters (ATN) reported that since the beginning of the political and social crisis in the country in April 2018, the time for a truck to enter Nicaraguan borders has increased and carriers can spend up to a day.

Marvin Altamirano, president of ATN, explained to that "... The inspection of the scanner at the border was increased and because of the crisis it was applied 100%, which generated many delays at the Nicaraguan border. However, it has been gradually decreasing, then going to 50% and now we are at approximately 40%. What we hope is that it will continue to fall until the international standard is met, which randomly should be a maximum of 10% of the trucks.

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Altamirano added that "... In the case of Nicaragua, depending on the cargo and its size, inspections can go from 12 to 24 hours and in our border we now have rows of almost 8 kilometers in Peñas Blancas, the same in Guasaule, but in other places it is worse and at a regional level the circulation is around 48 to 72 hours to be able to circulate."

The president of the guild said there is not enough capacity for the overhaul process to develop quickly, and therefore the goods and transport businessmen are affected.

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