By Franklin Castrellón
Trade and maritime industry sectors consulted by The Bulletin on the possibility of establishing a high-speed ferry service between Panama West and the capital city to relieve land traffic jams during peak hours, agreed that “at least the initiative deserves a feasibility study by the government”.
They pointed out that the studies should focus on potential demand and economic viability, including various alternatives for the development of such a project, as was […]
Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the east-west trades to be shipped on vessels in the 2M network. Due to changes in the global liner alliances, the agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East-West trades.
The agreement is scheduled to begin April 1, subject to maritime filing requirements being satisfied. It covers the […]
The Maritime Technical Institute (ITEMAR) of the International Maritime University of Panama sent two of its professors to Central America to give International Maritime Organization (IMO) training courses to instructors of the Republic of Salvador Education and Naval Instruction Center(CEIN).
Five instructors benefited from the training. All of them are part of the CEIN Merchant Marine Training Program. The course took place at La Union naval base from January 30 to February 6 in two […]
On July 26 Panamanians were witnesses and celebrated together the inauguration of the new locks of the Panama Canal, a historical fact for the country.
In this 2017, the Panama Ship Registry becomes 100 years old, a centenary.
Incidentally, it is the largest ship registry in the world with more than 8,000 ships registered.
With great works, great challenges and responsibilities come and also, opportunities for all, and especially for Panamanians.
That’s why all are […]
The Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán, presented on January 19 a bill before the National Assembly to award an extension on the 20 year contract for the development of the Port of Coco Solo North Container Terminal, in the Colón province.
According to information supplied by the Government of Panama, the minister said that in 1996 a Contract for the development, Construction, Operation and Administration of a Container Terminal in the Port of Coco […]
An incident occurred in Colon on January 16, 2017, typical of a fourth-world country, which should never be repeated: The Municipal Council of Colón, headed by Mayor Federico Policani, decided to sit on the Panama-Colon railroad tracks at the Colon station to protest against the Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC) administration because this company “does not contribute municipal taxes, nor does it support it in its social works.”
The transisthmian railroad provides a vital service […]