A decade after its signing, and five years after full implementation, the Central America Free Trade Agreement may not have transformed Central America into the powerhouse of textile and apparel trade forecast by some optimists, but it has facilitated significant growth in that sector of the region’s economy, along with diversification into other sectors.
04 Oct 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in October and November.
17 Sep 2013
Containers of footwear imports through U.S. ports experienced a second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2013, jumping 18.2 percent. Prior to first quarter 2013, footwear import volume declined for six quarters straight.
13 Sep 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will begin offering weekly service to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.