Heavy transport loses 28% due to blockades and border closures

Blockades, closed borders and demands for controls generate losses of more than 28% of the costs of heavy transport for the movement of goods, warned sector leaders. Every week there are between one and up to five blockades on different roads in the country. This results in delays which are then converted into fines. The vice-president of the Cochabamba Chamber of Transport, Luis Jiménez, indicated that another of the expenses when there are roadblocks is in accommodation for rest and food. In total, more than 28% is lost and the price charged to importers and exporters has not gone up, he said.

Source: Los Tiempos