Millions of dollars in losses: Cargo trucks affected by hurricane in Acapulco


The hurricane in Acapulco has left significant damage to the national logistics infrastructure in their passage, causing serious communication problems on the federal highway in Tecpan de Galeana and the Costa Grande Region of Guerrero in general.

According to information provided by the delegate of the Mexican Alliance of Carriers Organization, A C. in Guerrero (AMOTAC), Agustín González Álvarez, the losses caused by the hurricane have been in the millions due to the fact that carriers have not been able to complete their shipments on the affected route.


Hurricane damage reports continue in Acapulco

The damage caused by the hurricane in Acapulco continues to be reported in order to have a broader picture of the current situation after its passage and how the corresponding agencies can focus their resources and efforts on the prompt reestablishment of land channels focused on logistics and the transit of people in general. According to reports provided by the Secretariat of Integral Risk Management and Civil Protection, the hurricane left a total of two people dead, 78 trees knocked down and around 100 houses flooded or with damage to their structure.

These damages are also clearly reflected in the different communication routes of the municipality of Tecpan de Galeana, which, fortunately, is already receiving assistance from emergency agencies with the idea of guaranteeing the physical integrity of those affected. Other areas such as Ometepec, Coyuca de Benítez, Atoyac, Tecpan, Zihuatanejo, Azoyú, Xochistlahuaca, Petatlán, Benito Juárez, Chilpancingo, Juan R. Escudero, Tlapa, Acatepec and Huamuxtitlán, have been severely affected by the floods left by the hurricane.

In the same order, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gave special recognition to all those authorities and state governments that reacted immediately to the great emergency caused by the hurricane.


Strategic plan begins after the hurricane’s passage.

Given the situation caused by the hurricane in Acapulco and situations that affect local logistics, such as those of González Álvarez, AMOTAC’s transport leader, who has not been able to deliver his cargo and who also does not have insurance of this type to deal with such a problem, the beginning of a strategic plan by these sectors is already beginning to be implemented.

The transport leader also took the opportunity to comment on the following: “I tried to communicate with the director of the State Government to ask for a work meeting and request the support of Governor Evelyn Salgado Pineda, but until this moment I have not been able to have communication with the aforementioned official”, adding also that “We require help, it hit us hard to stop all the shipments that we had scheduled for Lázaro Cárdenas,  that’s why we’re asking for a hearing to stand in solidarity with the heavy-duty truck workers, because they’re also affected by Tropical Storm.”

In the face of the passage of the hurricane in Acapulco, we can only wonder how quickly the results will be after the start of the different efforts by the logistics sector and response agencies in charge of overcoming this calamitous situation.



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