Central America

Central America

19 Dec 2014
Carriers announced general rate increases that span into February this week, as spot rates around the globe respond to mid-December rate hikes. Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, jumped a cumulative 35.8 percent this week.
U.S. containerized exports
14 May 2014
U.S. containerized exports edged down 0.5 percent year-over-year in March to 1,075,428 TEUs, the second consecutive month of decline
U.S. containerized imports
13 May 2014
U.S. containerized import volume climbed 7.8 percent year-over-year in April 2014.
08 May 2014
Construction workers in Panama ended a two-week nationwide strike today, allowing the expansion of the Panama Canal to resume, Reuters reports.
05 May 2014
Hapag-Lloyd is offering two new feeder services to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, effective this month.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 2
02 May 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in May and June, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 18
18 Apr 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continues.
17 Apr 2014
A rise in European exports helped lift Kuehne + Nagel’s ocean freight traffic by a market-beating 6.9 percent in the first quarter.
U.S. containerized imports, March 2013 to March 2014
14 Apr 2014
U.S. containerized import volume jumped 15.1 percent year-over-year in March 2014, the largest increase in 13 months, according to advance figures from PIERS, the data division of JOC Group Inc.
U.S. containerized exports through February 2014. Source: PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group Inc.
07 Apr 2014
U.S. containerized exports tumbled 9.0 percent year-over-year in February to 923,493 TEUs, the lowest monthly volume in 32 months, according to preliminary figures from PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group. This 9.0 percent drop was also the steepest year-over-year decline since August 2009.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 4
04 Apr 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May...