AMP receives visit of US Coast Guard delegates

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) received a visit of a delegation from the US Coast Guard Service (USCG) with the purpose of exchanging experiences and strengthening existing collaboration ties, to the benefit of maritime security in territorial waters.

The Director of Ports and Auxiliary Maritime Industries of the AMP, Guimara Tuñón, with her work team, were in charge of hosting the delegation of the USCG, among including the Director of Inspection and Compliance, Captain Jennifer […]

First bridge over the Chucunaque River in Darién to be built

Se construirá el primer puente sobre el río Chucunaque en Darién

A public consultation was held by the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) in the community of Lajas Blancas, district of Cémaco, in the Emberá Wounaan Comarca, province of Darién, with the purpose of hearing the needs and positions of the community regarding the construction of a bridge on the Chucunaque river.

During this meeting with community leaders, indigenous leaders and local people, the MOP delegation explained that this project […]

MIT: 23 years serving Panama and the world

MIT: 23 years serving Panama and the world Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT)

Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) began operations on April 16, 1995, in the Atlantic coast of Panama, since then it has offered efficient port services to shipping lines operating in the Caribbean and Latin America.

In 23 years of operation MIT has been pioneer in innovation and technology. The terminal developed added value areas for containers and rolling equipment to promote the flow of cargo through Panama. MIT was the […]

Maersk looks cautiously at containerized maritime transport forecast for 2018

Maersk Line has assured that international transport tariffs are reversing after rising for most of this year, raising questions about the sustainability of the recovery of world trade, Bloomberg has reported.

Oversupply problems for decades have bogged down the demand for containerized maritime trade in the third quarter, Steve Felder, executive director of the Maersk South Asia unit based in Mumbai, said in an interview.

“We have started to see some sectors with downward pressure,” […]

Week in Review December 27

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In 2018 Panama will have the greatest economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, it was announced the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) from Santiago, Chile. Cepal estimates that the country will grow 5.5%; while 2017 will close with 5.3%, when they projected 5.6%.

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The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will contribute $1,650 million to the National Treasury, which represents $50 million more than what was budgeted. […]

Panama and Vietnam sign agreement on seafarers

For the benefit of seafarers of the maritime administrations of Panama and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, as well as to reinforce cooperation ties between both nations, an agreement was signed within the framework of the 30 Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly.

The cooperation agreement for the recognition of the training and certification of seafarers, based on Rule I /10 of the International STCW’78 Amendment, as amended, was achieved after one year […]

MOP presents details of fourth bridge over Canal

Maqueta del Cuarto Puente sobre el Canal.

The Minister of Public Works, Ramón Arosemena Crespo, presented before the Board of Directors of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC) everything related to the megaproject of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal. This work will improve the connectivity of more than 1.7 million residents of the West side of the country.

The fourth bridge over the Canal is an unprecedented and very important project for the country, since it includes a unique cable-stayed […]