Commercial Alerts

IDB Warns Of Difficult Global Trading Environment, Calls For Pragmatic Trade Integration In Latin America And Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean needs to move aggressively towards a more integrated regional trade area to boost exports, protect from increasingly difficult global trading environment, and spur firms to become more productive and join global supply chains, a report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says.

The second part of the report Routes to Growth in a New Trade World was released at the beginning of April during the IDB’s Annual Meeting of its 48-member countries. The first part on macroeconomic challenges was released March 31.

Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.

Vessel Fuel Increase in Central America and the Caribbean Effective April 23, 2017

Seaboard Marine wishes to advise its valued customers of a Vessel Fuel Increase Effective April 23, 2017. The increase will be applied on all cargo moving between the United States and the following countries;  Antigua, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Suriname, and Trinidad.

Service Enhancement to Barbados from Miami, Florida

Seaboard Marine is pleased to inform its valued customers of recent enhancements to our Miami, Florida – Eastern Caribbean Service to Bridgetown, Barbados. The vessel rotation upgrade will result in an earlier departure and earlier cargo availability. The new Eastern Caribbean Service which commenced January 26, 2017, departs Port Miami every Thursday and will arrive in Bridgetown, Barbados Tuesday with cargo availability first thing Wednesday morning.