New Shipping Service between El Salvador and Hong Kong

DHL has announced a new service between the countries for loads of less than one container.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The service to be offered is for loads shipped within 29 days between San Salvador and Hong Kong, which will enable El Salvador to gain access to destinations in China, Taiwan and Japan in timescales of between 29 and 46 days.

The 'Less than Container Load' (LCL) route is operated directly by DHL and seeks to capitalize on the strengthening of El Salvador's ties with the Asian Pacific region.

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DHL Launches Hong-Kong Guatemala Cargo Service

March 2010

The company is now offering a weekly consolidated cargo service from Hong Kong to Guatemala.

Transport time between these two places will be cut to 27 days with this service.

“According to the World Trade Organization, commerce between Asia and Central and South America reached $127 billion on 2008 and keeps growing”, reported Elperiodico.com.gt.

More Maritime Routes between Asia and Latin America

April 2013

The Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Line has announced agreements with three regional carriers to open new routes to Latin America.

In a statement, Evergreen Marine said it will cooperate in partnership with Taiwan's Wan Hai Lines Ltd., Singapore's Pacific International Lines (PIL) and the Chinese group COSCO to offer this new regular service, starting on 4th May.

Shipping Companies Avoid Mexican Ports

April 2011

Guatemalan importers and shipping companies are avoiding using Mexican cargo ports, due to increased scrutiny by customs authorities.

The problem affects mostly the ports of Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas, but its effects have also been felt in other seven ports, which in total have handled 555.000 less containers per year.

Maersk Announces Rate Hike for Refrigerated Cargo

September 2012

The shipping company has announced a rise in service fees for transporting refrigerated containers from Central and South America and Africa.

In 2011, as result of the high prices of bunker fuel, the shipping company increased its fares for regular (dry) containers by 30%, on routes serving Latin America.


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