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 […]

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,” […]