Central America

Central America

01 Apr 2015
Officials at the Panama Canal say an “unusual” backlog of vessels on either side of the waterway is likely due to the lingering effects of U.S. West Coast port congestion more than a month after acrimonious labor disputes there came to a close.
02 Feb 2015
When Panama wanted to expand its canal it sought the permission of its citizens through a referendum in 2006 that showed overwhelming approval for the $5.25 billion project. In contrast, Nicaragua allowed a Hong Kong-based company to begin construction in December with no referendum, and is seeing violent resistance to the project, said Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge L. Quijano.
20 Jan 2015
The Panama Canal expansion, now 85 percent complete, hit a milestone with the installation of the first gate in
19 Jan 2015
Panama transshipment activity is expected to jump by double digits after the new Panama Canal locks open in 2016 and will be followed by longer-term annual growth of about 5 percent, Drewry Maritime Research said in the latest issue of its Container Insight Weekly.
07 Jan 2015
UPS is expanding its Worldwide Express Freight service, adding new origin and destination points for palletized
07 Jan 2015
An international arbitration panel ruled that the engineering consortium that is building the Panama Canal’s third set of locks has the right to seek payments from the Panama Canal Authority agency for $233 million of the $463 million in cost overruns it's claiming for cement and aggregate.
07 Jan 2015
The new toll structure on container ships proposed by the Panama Canal Authority could produce significant reductions in toll costs for carriers deploying the larger post-Panamax ships that will be able to pass through the expanded locks.
06 Jan 2015
The Panama Canal Authority released proposals for a new toll structure that it has been reviewing with various industry segments for the last year.
05 Jan 2015
The Panama Canal Authority recently cleared the way for building a big new transshipment port at Corozal near the Pacific entrance of the canal that is expected to boost traffic once the current expansion project is completed in early 2016.
31 Dec 2014
The lack of detailed financial information on the Nicaragua canal from project leader HKND Group continued this week with the announcement by chairman and CEO Wang Jing that the company was planning to launch an initial public offering to fund the $50 billion waterway.
Nicaragua piggybank
27 Dec 2014
The Central American canal projects continue to generate questions over funding — where it will come from in the case of the proposed Nicaraguan plan, and where it is going in the Panama Canal upgrade.