Central America

Central America

20 Jan 2015
The Panama Canal expansion, now 85 percent complete, hit a milestone with the installation of the first gate in
16 Dec 2014
The installation of new gates at a Panama Canal expansion site will bring the project to 84 percent of completion ahead of an estimated early 2016 opening date, the canal authority says.
10 Dec 2014
Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV will launch new joint services between March and June, the carriers said today after unveiling new-and-improved service loops.
29 Nov 2014
For the fourth straight week, JOC.com readers were voracious for LA-LB congestion coverage, but as port woes continue, delays on the West Coast are beginning to trickle down the supply chain. Nine of JOC's top 10 stories for the week concerned port congestion, with the exception one story on the Nicaragua canal.
28 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in November, December and January, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
25 Nov 2014
The International Transport Workers' Federation is battling with the Panama Canal Authority, accusing the PCA of trying to shut down a tugboat captains' union in advance of the canal's expansion.
Nicaragua Canal route map
21 Nov 2014
Construction on the controversial Nicaragua canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will begin on Dec. 22 on the Pacific side, according to the government officials.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 21
21 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
16 Nov 2014
The Panamanian government is keen to convince global terminal operator DP World to expand its footprint and help the country become an even larger transhipment hub when the expanded Panama Canal opens in early 2016.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 14
14 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Final shipment of gates for the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal
12 Nov 2014
The final shipment of gates for the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal arrived today, bringing the project that will allow for the passage of bigger vessels into its final stages.