Endowed with a rich cultural heritage and plenty of natural resources, Guatemala looks ahead with hope to a brighter future where economy and trade flourish. Giving a boost to the economy necessitates robust logistics services, such as the kind provided by ECU Worldwide – the global leader in LCL shipping, with a network operating in 180 countries worldwide.
Surrounded by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south, Guatemala has a strategic location in Central America.
Guatemala – looking to grow
Having faced decades of political and economic turmoil, since 1996 Guatemala has enjoyed stability and is looking to improve its infrastructure. The focus on boosting manufacturing has led to a rise in maquilas – large manufacturing units that function under a favorable duty or tariff-free basis in recent times – adding products such as apparel to the list of items on the export list of the country. As with any country, Guatemala with its nascent economy and growing businesses requires strong logistics support. Backed by its global experience and expertise, ECU Worldwide Guatemala has established itself as an ideal, reliable partner for customized logistics solutions.
Roads connect the country in the hinterlands and serve as the gateway to Central America. Rich in biodiversity, natural resources and agricultural goods – coffee, cardamom, craft beer and essences, aromas, colorants for the food industry form the bulk of its exports, while refined petroleum, broadcasting equipment, packaged medicaments, cars, and delivery trucks, are imported mostly from United States, China, Mexico, El Salvador, and Panama.
ECU Worldwide Guatemala – giving an impetus to business
The team at ECU Worldwide Guatemala (photograph taken before implementation of COVID-19 restrictions)
“ECU Worldwide Guatemala offers weekly export departures to the rest the world via Miami; with the benefit of its own infrastructure with a wide network of offices and warehouses – this is a huge advantage for customers as it makes business that much easier. Since we offer end-to-end services, customers benefit from the same communication channel without intermediaries, which ensures efficiency,” says Paolo Sanchez, Country Manager, ECU Worldwide Guatemala.
Moreover, ECU Worldwide’s state-of-art digital platform, ECU360 provides the convenience of instant online quotes and quick bookings for imports and exports across the world along with door-to-door services in 52 global markets.
Keeping customer centricity at the core of its approach, ECU Worldwide Guatemala provides the unmatched edge of direct advice and communication on issues such as customs, which makes it a lot easier for businesses to plan and manage global cargo movements for their supply chains.
Till date, ECU worldwide Guatemala remains the largest consolidation exporter in the country with weekly departures and robust connectivity. With leading global brands relying on them for seamless logistics, ECU Worldwide Guatemala truly brings the expertise of a global leader in logistics for businesses in Guatemala.