Posted On 06 Mar 2017
Representatives of the banana export sector and the Turkish company Yilport, which manages the Puerto Bolívar terminal (El Oro), did not agree on the new value of the cargo load rate per banana box, from the port to the ship.
According to the exporters, Yilport had announced that from April the tariff for that service would increase from $ 0.13 to $ 0.36, which generated the rejection of the banana guild.
Yesterday at a meeting to discuss the issue, according to Eduardo Ledesma, of the Association of Banana Exporters (AEBE), the Turkish company agreed to lower the tariff to $ 0.28, which was not accepted by the guild.
Ledesma said that they would take actions such as lifting the ‘living forces’ of the banana sector of Machala and request a meeting this month with the Government to present their arguments before the increase announced by Yilport.