Central America

Central America

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.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.
US containerized trade with the Americas
08 Jan 2014
When Maersk Line relaunches the SeaLand brand in the Americas trade next year, it will undoubtedly shake up a north-south trade with some of the fastest-growing markets. This infographic provides a look at the trends in the U.S. trade with the Americas over the last five years.
Panama Canal expansion work
08 Jan 2014
The Panama Canal Authority said Wednesday it could not negotiate over a new proposal by the consortium that is building its new locks to keep construction work going in the face of its threat to stop work in a dispute over the contractor’s claims for cost overruns.
Maersk vessel in Panama Canal
08 Jan 2014
Maersk Line is reviving the SeaLand name it acquired in 1999 to rebrand the regional intra-Americas services in a new container-shipping company it plans to launch early next year.
07 Jan 2014
The Panama Canal Authority on Tuesday has made an offer to resolve its dispute with the contracting consortium that is threatening to suspend construction work on its new locks.
05 Jan 2014
The Panama Canal Authority said Sunday that its analysis of the claims for $1.6 billion in cost overruns by the consortiu
Construction on the Panama Canal expansion. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority.
03 Jan 2014
Spain’s public works minister and the chairman of Spanish builder Sacyr will visit Panama this weekend to help resolve a $1.6 billion dispute that is threatening to...
Worker on Panama Canal expansion. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority.
02 Jan 2014
The Panama Canal Authority has a contingency plan to fall back on if it cannot resolve its dispute on cost overruns with the engineering consortium that is building its new locks.
02 Jan 2014
The Panama Canal Authority said Thursday it will not bow to pressure by the lead contractor in the engineering consortium that is building its new locks to recover an estimated $1.6 billion in cost overruns that are not covered by the terms of its contract.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
31 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in January and February.