Central America

14 Nov 2016
More larger ships expected as carrier alliances revise schedules.
18 Dec 2015
Evergreen Group’s Colon Container Terminal in Panama has completed the third phase of an expansion that will allow the terminal to handle the largest ships that will transit the Panama Canal’s soon-to-open larger locks.
07 Dec 2015
Crowley is continuing its investments in its U.S.-Caribbean-Latin American services, adding 400 new refrigerated cargo containers to its fleet servicing the region.
02 Dec 2015
The Panama Canal Authority said a contractor has advised it will complete work next month on reinforcement of lock sills that failed tests and raised questions about the planned April opening of the canal’s expansion.
26 Nov 2015
Construction on the $50 billion Nicaragua canal has been delayed again and work will not begin until late 2016, according HKND Group, the Chinese company with exclusive rights to build and operate the waterway.
18 Nov 2015
The Panama Canal Authority expects to find out next month whether repair and reinforcement of concrete gate sills can be completed in time to avoid delaying the scheduled April opening of the canal’s historic expansion.
18 Nov 2015
The vessel backlog that’s plagued the Panama Canal since mid-October remains above normal levels, but canal authority officials say wait times are now diminishing since they started taking steps to expedite traffic through the waterway.
12 Nov 2015
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.
09 Nov 2015
Nicaragua’s government has long claimed that an economic feasibility study by blue-chip U.S. consultancy McKinsey & Co. is crucial to enticing Western investors to its $40 to $50 billion canal project. However, it has been confirmed that McKinsey has not worked on the Nicaragua Canal project since 2014, raising new questions about the Nicaraguan government’s public statements as well as the project’s chances of attracting Western investors.
04 Nov 2015
Ocean carriers are canceling services and telling some shippers they can expect weeklong delays due to considerable and unexplained congestion through the Panama Canal.
25 Oct 2015
Since its relaunch in 2014, SeaLand has taken over Maersk Line’s services and set up new loops to serve the Central American and Caribbean region.