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Millions Lost in Land Freight Transport in Colombia

Posted May 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm



Affectations that have led to difficult decisions of the productive apparatus as Carvajal Empaques reduced the activities in their plants of Geneva and Tocancipá by the blockades, Alpina reported that it closed its plant in Cundinamarca, for the same reason.
Colfecar, Defencarga and Fedetranscarga have stated that it is not the large national associations that are stopping and blocking the roads, but they are small truckers who ask to freeze fuel costs, tolls, and return to tariff control of this activity.
On a normal day, in Colombia 24,000 freight transport trips are carried out, but on a day of stoppage and blockades are being carried out on average 7,000. And on a normal day 318,000 tons of cargo are mobilized, but on a day of manifestations and blockades approximately 95,000 tons are mobilized.
The trade through its spokespeople like FENALCO and the like calculated losses due to unemployment and vandalism above one billion pesos in the country, drops in sales by more than 40% due to quarantine restrictions, curfews, fear of harmful actions or vandalism due to unemployment, transport difficulties for workers when travelling from their homes or returning at the end of the day, adding to the serious crisis the increase in the prices of consumer products.
The trade sector, through its associations such as FENALCO and various spokespersons, calculates losses due to manifestations and vandalism over a billion COP in the country, drops of more than 40% in sales due to quarantine restrictions, curfews, fear of harmful actions or vandalism due to unemployment, transport difficulties for workers when travelling from their homes or returning at the end of the day, adding to the serious crisis the increase in the prices of consumer products.
Various representations such as PROPAL have issued communiqués where they publicly denounce a socioeconomic S.O.S. .
According to the Asociación Bancaria y de Entidades Financieras de Colombia (Asobancaria), until May 5, 259 bank offices had been vandalized.