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.
11 May 2015
CMA CGM Group on Monday said it will work with a Cuban partner to run a logistics complex serving the Port of Mariel, giving a boost to the island’s effort to make itself a transshipment hub.
25 Apr 2015
The privatization of Kingston Container Terminal should help revive transshipment, but the new operator will face competitive challenges
08 Apr 2015
CMA CGM has signed a 30-year operating concession for the Kingston Container Terminal, which it plans to use as a strategic Caribbean transshipment hub for an enlarged Panama Canal.
01 Apr 2015
2M Alliance partners Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. have added a fourth westbound trans-Atlantic service as part of a global revamping of their east-west routes.
25 Mar 2015
Phil Peters, president of Cuba Research Center, a nonprofit organization in Alexandria, Virginia, says the U.S. and Cuba have been making progress in normalizing their diplomatic and trade ties, and overcoming political opposition within the United States to the Obama administration’s clear desire to end the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba.
17 Mar 2015
Three carrier alliances are launching Asia-U.S. East Coast services that will increase capacity on the route by 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
13 Feb 2015
President Obama’s proposal to restore U.S.-Cuba diplomatic trade relations has kindled interest in increased shipments between the nations, and is raising hopes among Gulf ports and shippers that a new market could develop almost in their front yard.
04 Feb 2015
U.S. agriculture and medical product shippers could gain a larger share of the Cuban market if a bill reintroduced by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., is passed.
19 Dec 2014
Carriers announced general rate increases that span into February this week, as spot rates around the globe respond to mid-December rate hikes. Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, jumped a cumulative 35.8 percent this week.
18 Dec 2014
U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic ports see the thawing of Cold War restrictions on United States trade with Cuba trade as a potential new market — or a revival of an old one.