The Latam Ports & Logistics Summit took place last month at the Sheraton Hotel of Panama City. The event organized by BN Americas, a Chilean company which has nine years’ experience in the area, managed to gather shipping and logistic leaders from all over the world to discuss the impact that the Panama Canal widening will have on shipping routes, finding financing to build a port and the importance of insuring cargo.
Among the speakers [...]
Workers of the ports of Cristobal and Balboa require the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) to observe and comply with the right to unionize. The legal representative of these workers, Martín González, said more than 500 employees of Panama Ports Company have taken to the streets to protest for the Mitradel to comply with the ruling of the Supreme Court in favoring the creation of a union since 2010 that they [...]
The agreement reached on February 27 between the construction consortium GUPC and the ACP is working towards unlocking the third set of locks on the Panama Canal, but it was not for another month that the project began to enter normal rhythm. Much of the blame lies with the entry of new money to the GUPC petty cash box.
The consortium partners (Sacyr, Impregilo, Jan de Nul and Cusa) injected $100 million that was committed [...]
During BNamerica’s LatAm Port and Logistics Summit held in Panama City, the five busiest ports in the region were evaluated, according to the latest numbers from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), which looked at container movement in TEUs from 2013. The results are:
Although container movement at Panama’s Colón port was down 5.3% in 2013 compared to 2012, with 1.68 million TEUs moved, [...]
Six cadets from the Faculty of Marine Sciences of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) have been certified by the Maritime Province of Belgium – Belgium Maritime Inspectorate – (BMI), which will, in their future, provide their services as merchant marine officers on ships with flags of the European Community.
The certificates were awarded to deck cadets Pedro Josue Quintero Flores and Tomás Edgardo Quibilan Ruiz, and four specialty engine room cadets, Abdul Jair Saucedo [...]
The World Economic Forum on Latin America was held in Panama City from April 1 to 3, 2014.
More than 600 participants from the region and the world participated in the event.
The theme of the meeting was “Opening Pathways for Shared Progress”
The Forum brought together more than 600 leaders from government, industry, civil society and academia from over 50 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the region.
With the support of [...]