Central America and Caribbean trade has largely recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to healthy peak season demand, but port congestion and labor issues continue to cause intermittent delays.
16 Sep 2022
Maersk said feeder services connecting via Panama, northern Brazil, and the Caribbean were full and cargo was being rolled, although the carrier expected the situation to improve this month.
24 Jun 2022
Carriers are deploying extra capacity and launching new services to accommodate strong exports of produce and seafood from the west coast of South America to Asia and the Mediterranean.
13 Jul 2021
Digital forwarders and investors are eyeing an underserved Latin American market with a combination of service models that have found success in other markets and local expertise that is difficult to replicate for outsiders.
09 Apr 2021
Although trade between the US and Latin America has been spared the severe disruptions seen on the US West Coast, sources say PortMiami has seen vessel unloading times spike because of ships arriving one to two days late.
30 Nov 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand in the United States and the Caribbean and Central America caused two-way trade between the regions to contract in the first nine months of 2020.
22 Nov 2019
Growth in US imports from the Caribbean and Central America was unable to offset a decline in exports in the first nine months of 2019.
30 Oct 2019
Shipping and its supply chain is facing a series of trade and environmental trends that will require a new approach from all parties, says UNCTAD.
30 Oct 2019
Progress is being made in the global decarbonization drive to cut CO2 emissions by the container shipping industry.
10 Sep 2019
The government of Panama has approved reduced toll rates for container ships transiting the Panama Canal, mindful of the need to stay competitive with the Suez Canal and with carriers ready to see fuel costs jump due to the IMO 2020 low-sulfur mandate.
26 Jul 2019
The Panama Canal on Friday increased from 44 feet to 45 feet the permitted depth of vessels passing through the critical waterway as canal authorities have begun to walk back depth limits introduced over the last seven months due to a lack of rainfall.
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