Central America

09 Jul 2014
The Panama Canal Authority, which earlier this year dismissed the possibility of an alternate canal through Nicaragua, had a more cautious reaction this week following the Nicaraguan government’s approval of plans by a Hong Kong-based company for the proposed $40 billion canal.
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.
Apparel
24 Dec 2013
U.S. apparel imports in the third quarter of 2013 tumbled 17.7 percent year-over-year to 181,126 20-foot-equivalent units, the industry’s steepest decline since 2007.
American Airlines Cargo
20 Dec 2013
The International Air Transport Association has forecast that international freight volumes will jump 17 percent over the next five years.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
16 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in December and January.
Envelope of money being handed over
09 Dec 2013
The takeover of the Lazaro Cardenas port in November by the Mexican army underscores an enduring reality in Latin America: its ports a breeding ground for corruption, according to the global risk consultancy Control Risks.
Gulf Caribbean Service’s new port rotation.
06 Dec 2013
Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its fixed day, weekly Gulf Caribbean Service to include eastbound and westbound calls in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
Port rotation for MesoAmerica Express.
03 Dec 2013
Maersk Line has announced a new weekly intra-America service, which is the result of a slot charter agreement with Hapag-Lloyd.
15 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November, December and January.
Suez Canal
11 Nov 2013
The Suez Canal is steadily luring Asia-to-east coast of North America traffic from the Panama Canal thanks to the economies of scale it offers ocean carriers...
08 Nov 2013
Is the Panama Canal losing its position as the dominant route for East Coast importers of cargo from Asia? Will it be able to regain the services it has been losing to the Suez route when it’s finally able to open its large new locks to post-Panamax ships at the end of 2015?

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