Cuba

05 Sep 2016
To obtain an insider’s perspective on current conditions and future prospects, special correspondent Greg Miller interviewed Charles Baker, the general director of the PSA International-operated container terminal in Mariel, Cuba.
It could be some time before Cuban container cranes, such as these pictured in Havana, start lifting more volumes bound for international markets.
24 Aug 2016
Commercial shipping's opportunities to do business with Cuba are unlikely to significantly improve until at least February 2018.
04 Jul 2016
When the U.S. ban on trade with Cuba is lifted, plans are in place to transform Cuba’s Mariel container terminal into a major transshipment hub that would serve Gulf of Mexico ports.
29 May 2016
The relaxation of U.S. rules regarding trade with Cuba has yet to translate into higher shipping volumes.
Mariel Cuba port trade embargo transshipment
18 May 2016
Cuba’s Mariel container terminal has already planned its transformation into a major transshipment hub after the U.S. trade embargo ends, according to TC Mariel General Director Charles Baker.
28 Mar 2016
Brazil meat exporters had a week of both good and bad news as they seek new markets in Latin America to capitalize on the depreciation of the local currency, the real, which has recently buoyed the country’s beef exports.
16 Mar 2016
The Obama Administration has made it easier for container services calling the United States to add Cuba as port of call, a small step in unleashing container trade between the two countries that has been stymied by a 56-year trade embargo.
02 Aug 2015
“It is a historic day – a day for removing barriers,” proclaimed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on July 20, as Cuba and America reopened their embassies and ended a 54-year diplomatic stalemate.
Cuba charted
11 May 2015
CMA CGM Group on Monday said it will work with a Cuban partner to run a logistics complex serving the Port of Mariel, giving a boost to the island’s effort to make itself a transshipment hub.
25 Mar 2015
Phil Peters, president of Cuba Research Center, a nonprofit organization in Alexandria, Virginia, says the U.S. and Cuba have been making progress in normalizing their diplomatic and trade ties, and overcoming political opposition within the United States to the Obama administration’s clear desire to end the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba.
13 Feb 2015
President Obama’s proposal to restore U.S.-Cuba diplomatic trade relations has kindled interest in increased shipments between the nations, and is raising hopes among Gulf ports and shippers that a new market could develop almost in their front yard.