Central America

Central America

22 May 2015
Mexican exports this year are set rise 5 percent on increased demand for automobile shipments and other manufactured goods built in Latin America’s second-largest economy.
09 Aug 2014
The third set of Panama Canal locks aren't even completed yet, and yet Panama continues to talk openly about a fourth set of locks to handle even bigger ships.
07 Aug 2014
International Container Terminal Services saw profit, revenue and volumes increase at double-digit rates in the first half of 2014.
Zim Canada container ship transits Panama Canal
06 Aug 2014
Increased cargo capacity in larger ships transiting the expanded Panama Canal will raise risks for the maritime industry, Allianz Group said in a new report.
04 Aug 2014
The Panama Canal Authority and the consortium hired to build a third set of locks have amended their construction contract to reflect a March settlement of a payment dispute that interrupted work for two weeks.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for August 1
01 Aug 2014
Several container lines announced this week general rate increases for the month of September.
Ometepe Island volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua.
28 Jul 2014
When the Nicaraguan government earlier this month approved plans by a Hong Kong-based company to build a canal linking the Pacific with the Caribbean and thus the Atlantic, observers in the maritime industry were largely left scratching their heads.
Images for weekly wrap-up
26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association met for three days this past week without concluding negotiations; at the weekend, the parties announced a week-long recess in the talks. German carrier Hamburg Süd announced plans to acquire the container operations of Chile’s CCNI, in a move resembling the deal between larger competitor Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, and Crowley is reported to be in talks to acquire Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico assets. Earnings reports by U.S. truckload carriers are pointing to a stronger freight recovery in the United States, though rail service continues to be held back. And on Friday, Anne S. Ferro announced her departure from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after five years leading the agency.
Source: Panama Canal Authority
21 Jul 2014
The first gates of the Panama Canal expansion program have been moved to the new locks complex on the Atlantic side, marking another milestone in the $5.25 billion project.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
18 Jul 2014
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.
Panama Canal locks project
17 Jul 2014
An arbitration hearing is set to begin Monday in Miami on a contractor’s claim for $180 million in cost overruns for expansion of the Panama Canal.