Caribbean

29 May 2016
The relaxation of U.S. rules regarding trade with Cuba has yet to translate into higher shipping volumes.
Mariel Cuba port trade embargo transshipment
18 May 2016
Cuba’s Mariel container terminal has already planned its transformation into a major transshipment hub after the U.S. trade embargo ends, according to TC Mariel General Director Charles Baker.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
17 May 2016
Latin America and Caribbean terminal operators will face different national rules regarding the SOLAS container weight verification rule, adding another layer of difficulty to an already tricky process.
28 Mar 2016
Brazil meat exporters had a week of both good and bad news as they seek new markets in Latin America to capitalize on the depreciation of the local currency, the real, which has recently buoyed the country’s beef exports.
16 Mar 2016
The Obama Administration has made it easier for container services calling the United States to add Cuba as port of call, a small step in unleashing container trade between the two countries that has been stymied by a 56-year trade embargo.
21 Dec 2015
Downward pressure on charter rates for container ships remains fierce as the year nears its close.
07 Dec 2015
Crowley is continuing its investments in its U.S.-Caribbean-Latin American services, adding 400 new refrigerated cargo containers to its fleet servicing the region.
12 Nov 2015
Widespread predictions that an expanded Panama Canal will set off a boom in Panamanian transshipments are unlikely to pan out, according to port analyst Asaf Ashar.
16 Oct 2015
Crowley Maritime has asked asked the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission for an exemption from having to separately amend and refile approximately 500 service contracts that the carrier will assume with its recently announced acquisition of Seafreight Line.
13 Oct 2015
The first cold-treated citrus imports from Latin America have arrived at the port of Savannah under a U.S. pilot program that aims to cut logistics costs for produce shippers and stands to boost Savannah’s already growing refrigerated cargo business.
06 Oct 2015
Searchers are combing the Atlantic today in the fast-dwindling hope of finding survivors among the 33-member crew of the TOTE Maritime cargo ship El Faro, which sank five days ago during a Category 4 hurricane off the Bahamas.