Colombia (China) estimate of the day

"It costs me as much to ship goods from China to Colombia's main Pacific port, as it does from the Pacific coast up to Bogotá," says one businessman.

The article is interesting throughout, for instance:

Until five years ago, only 15 per cent of Colombia's roads were paved, most of them single lane. In a country where some 70 per cent of cargo is hauled by truck, that made high transport costs a regular burden.

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