Central America

20 May 2016
The Panama Maritime Authority has reached an agreement with a Chinese consortium on Panama's first post-Panamax capable container terminal.
23 Oct 2015
As the strongest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere barrels toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, the country’s largest container port has suspended operations, thousands have fled the coastline and the nation is bracing for impact.
19 Oct 2015
APM Terminals is banking on a doubling of Costa Rica’s refrigerated container exports over the next 15 years and improvements in reefer technology to fuel its ambitious investment in the deep-sea Moin container terminal.
18 Oct 2015
Charter rates are dropping fast for post-Panamax ships because of low demand, with rates for some midsize vessels dropping to 2013 levels.
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.
07 Oct 2015
Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano has assured shipping leaders that the canal’s new, larger locks should open on schedule by April, despite concerns that the opening would be delayed by leaks in one of the locks’ concrete sills.
06 Oct 2015
Container volumes at Panama’s ports totalled just over 4 million 20-foot-equivalent units during the first seven months of this year, up by 4.4 percent from the same period last year.
05 Oct 2015
The Panama Canal Authority is not only focused on expanding the waterway itself, but also on synergistic ancillary ventures that render the entire system more attractive.
02 Oct 2015
Some ocean carriers are exploring a rail route through Honduras to move containers from Asia to the North American East Coast, a Federal Maritime Commissioner said at a Port of New York-New Jersey Port Industry Day forum.
Panama Canal locks project
01 Oct 2015
Repairs to the Panama Canal's new locks will be more extensive than previously indicated, and the date for their completion is uncertain.
24 Sep 2015
Cracks in a sill of one of the new Panama Canal locks is “likely” to risk a delay in the scheduled April 2016 opening of the new locks, a Panama Canal Authority executive told Reuters.