Who and How Much Maritime Cargo in Guatemala

Four operators moved about half of the maritime cargo that passed through Guatemalan ports in 2015.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In 2015 maritime cargo moved through port terminals in Guatemala amounted to 26.1 million metric tons (MT). Everseas de Guatemala S.A. transported around 17%, followed by Compañía Guatemalteca de Terminales a Granel S.A. with 16%, and thirdly, Centrans International, with 14%.

Located in fourth place is the company Agencia Naviera Izabal, which last year moved about 7%.

Details from the latest study on "Ocean Freight in Guatemala", prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, show that the main products that were moved through ports were coal, bunker fuel, corn, wheat and other minerals such as nickel and iron in bulk.

The rate of growth in metric tons handled in all ports between 2014 and 2015 was 9%. 

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