First woman president of the CMP

Patricia Velásquez,

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The shipping sector has been traditionally dominated by men, but in 2018 that changed when Patricia Velasquez became the Panama Chamber of Shipping’s first female president.

She is the commercial director of Macosnar Corporation., a recognized security organization and classification society founded in 1995 to offer services of professional quality to the maritime community.

Velasquez has twelve years experience in the maritime […]

A vision of Panama’s maritime future

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) specialized on the Isthmian shipping sector, recently made public its “Country Maritime Future” (“Visión Marítima País 2019-2024”) presenting it to the Presidential candidates of the May general elections. This is an integral, inclusive and objective proposal that seeks that it be taken into account within the government plans of the presidential hopefuls.

According to the CMP document, Panama’s competitive […]

Panama Chamber of Shipping central figure in maritime-logistics hub

Canal ampliado

After the signing of the Torrijos-Carter treaties, in the late 1970’s, shipping agents on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama saw that new rules governing their operations were imminent.So they created the Panama Chamber of Shipping to have a unified voice in unfolding events affecting the sector.

First president elected to the new entity was the late Edmond Wachtel, then owner of the Wilford & McKay Shipping Agency.For […]

Panama site of regional shipping event

The 48th Annual General Meeting, Exhibition and Conference of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) was held in Panama this year, hosted by Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT).

Election of officers took place in the presence of more than 300 members from ports, shipping companies, shipping agencies, logistics companies and firms representing many related activities.

The membership was representative of most Caribbean islands, Central America, South America and […]

Canal inaugurates new Gamboa bridge

Canal inaugurates new Gamboa bridge

On October 11 the Panama Canal inaugurated the new bridge at Gamboa, which will benefit the residents of this canal town, tourists and the personnel of the operational areas of the waterway located in that sector. The bridge not only benefits the Panama Canal, but also the community, because it will give access to heavy equipment for garbage and scrap collection, and concretes for street repair, as well as safety and logistics.

Emotions run high at shipping event

Horatio Maclean at the MIT offices.

Much emphasis was placed on training young people, but the emotions stirred among participants at the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Shipping Association were a surprise.

They were caused by the story of a young third-year student of shipping and logistics at the Caribbean Maritime University of Kingston, Jamaica, Horatio Mclean.

Horatio accompanied the Jamaican delegation to Panama. He began his story by explaining […]

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 […]

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