Mexico opens logistic center in Colón Port

México abre centro logístico en Colón

It is in the Colón Free Port in Panama, where the West Mexican Council for Foreign Trade (Comce) will open, before the end of this year, a logistics center for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit to export their goods to the Latin American market.

After several months of paperwork and finding the right warehouse, they finally have the site and the physical space to house the products made in Mexico [...]

Education is key to ensuring maritime and logistics development

La Rectora Encargada, Ingeniera Fernanda Billard presenta un certificado de distinción al Ingeniero Gabriel Fuentes Lezcano

The celebration of World Maritime Day by the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on September 24, 2015, had a series of lectures on the theme, “Education and maritime training” with several encouraging notes for future Panamanian officers devoted to maritime transport.

Firstly, a young officer spoke on behalf of the Panamanian Association of Merchant Marine Officers (APOM), giving a brilliant lecture in perfect English on the implementation of the IGF Code, and a veteran of [...]

Soft soil stabilization (Ports)

El liderazgo de Maccaferri en varios sectores de la ingeniería civil

Maccaferri’s leadership in several sectors of civil engineering became possible due to the dedication of its employees and the commitment and respect offered to customers, along with more than 130 years of existence.

They are a global company with more than 70 operating branches on five continents, with a presence on the ground in over 100 countries and with about 3,000 employees. They have highly skilled and trained personnel to design and develop complex solutions [...]

Nicaragua claims canal will reduce travel time

Gobierno nicaragüense afirma que su canal ahorrará tiempo

The Nicaragua canal project “is closer than ever” and would reduce significantly the time and costs for large vessels traveling between the US and China, “as it will be specially designed for them”, said Paul Oquist, Sandinista government Minister for Public Policy, during a visit to Washington.

“The goal is to turn Nicaragua into an international shipping center for mega ships that will be primarily responsible for shipping in the near future,” Oquist told a [...]

Week in Review – Vol. 34 No. 16


A failure of steel reinforcements caused the leaks detected in one of the walls of the new locks of the Panama Canal expansion project, and the contractor will reinforce this and other parts of the structure without the delivery date of the work being affected, which is scheduled for April 2016. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), project manager of the new locks, set out in [...]

AMP continues making progress for the country

Reunión en la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá

The maritime sector has progressed significantly in the past twelve months and provides 23 percent of GDP, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) being the third institution that produces more economic benefits for the nation.

This institution has launched projects in Vacamonte, Aguadulce and Puerto Armuelles to boost the economy in these population centers.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, Administrator of the AMP said his institution is “committed to the administration of the national maritime wealth and equitable [...]

Businessmen praised for support of network

Reconocimiento a los empresarios por el apoyo

As one of the basic tools for improving the quality of life of people, the Administration of the Colón Free Zone participates in the visits made in various communities nationwide where the Citizen Cabinet is being held, organized by the Social Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency.

“The Administration of the Colón Free Zone is grateful to companies for the support, for helping to give social assistance to communities where citizens’ Cabinets are made [...]

Indonesia has a 22-Port Mega-Plan

While the Panama Canal expansion has led ports in close proximity to prepare to compete, a similar scenario is taking place in South East Asia.

Indonesia Port Corporations (IPC) or PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo), Indonesia’s state-owned port operator is to build 22 ports in the country in the next five years for an anticipated cost of around $3.5 billion.

This is in order to support the Indonesian government’s plan to turn Indonesia into a maritime [...]