Hurricanes make operators review transshipment strategy

Los huracanes en el Caribe son una continua amenaza para las navieras.

The increasing force of hurricanes that have been hitting the Caribbean region, with severe impact on trade and operations in some of the major ports, have made large shipping companies to reexamine their hub strategies for cargo transshipment operations internationally. This was recently reported in Fairplay magazine, specializing in maritime affairs.

Under the headline, “How record-setting Hurricane Irma could impact shipping”, Fairplay’s chief editor, Greg Miller, warned that the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in […]

Panama ready to implement the Convention for the control of Ship’s Ballast Water

El Convenio Internacional para el Control y la Gestión del Agua de Lastre y los Sedimentos de los Buques protegerá el medio ambiente.

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted in 2004 (BWM), comes into force on 8 September, and aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ballast water and sediments of ships.

Accordingly, all ships engaged in international maritime transport must carry out their ballast and sediment water management in accordance with […]

IMO secretary general congratulates Panama in centenary of ship registry

El Ministro para Asuntos Marítimos, Jorge Barakat Pitty entrega la bandera al Ministro de Economía Marítima y Navegación Interior de Polonia, Marek Gróbarczyk.

With the transfer of the flag by Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk, this country was officialized as the next venue for the Parallel Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluding this great event in Panama City.

“I thank this great country, Panama, for having hosted such an important event for the maritime world. I take this opportunity to […]

Positive results from creation of the Coiba National Park

In the Coiba National Park environment, marine diversity is stable, but outside the protected area there is an alarming decrease in several species. The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) through the Faculty of Marine Science has been monitoring the reef communities in Coiba National Park for three years. This project is funded by the International Conservation Organization, a corporation that is based in the United States and has offices in Panama.

Interesting facts come out […]

Week in Review October 18

FULL SPEED

The Advisory Board of the Panama Canal, which renders its services ad honorem, recommended the overnight transit of neopanamax ships to generate more income for the country. The measures that were adopted for safety before the opening of the new locks are restrictions that must be reviewed, and removed to generate more income, said the administrator, Jorge Quijano.

CARGO RULES

Panama has never had a legal framework to regulate land cargo transport in […]

Solar power and fuel oil substitutes towards 2020

Tanks to store fuel.

It was announced in 2016 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that the effective date for the reduction of marine fuel sulphur will be 2020. The reduction mandates that ships will have to use marine fuels with a sulphur content of not more than 0.5% Sulphur against the current limit of 3.5% Sulphur in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will remain at the 2015 standard of 0.1%S content

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MOP receives proposals for fourth bridge over the Canal

Cuarto puente sobre el Canal.

Panama’s Ministry of Public Works (MOP) received the proposals from the four prequalified consortia for the design and construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.

At the ceremony, held in the Yellow Room of the Presidency of the Republic, the companies presented their proposals: Consortium Panama Fourth Bridge, made up by China Communications Construction Company Ltd/China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd; Dragados Sucursal Panamá, S.A.; Astaldi Consortium – DAELIM conformed by Astaldi S.P.A./ DAELIM […]

Panama could surge in e-commerce with national single window

Oficinas principales de CrimsonLogic en Singapur.

Panama’s implementation of a national single window as the only entry point that integrates information on Customs, foreign trade and the port community system, among others, can be a relevant point of support to jump to a higher level in electronic commerce. This was assured by a specialist on the subject, Gustavo Davis, the local manager of CrimsonLogic with headquarters in Singapore and regional offices for Latin America in Panama-

The company provides systems in […]