Hidden highway: the coastal ocean

Ferry de Nueva York a Nueva Jersey.

It is said that sometimes people who live in a forest fail to see the trees.

This seems to have happened to all of us in Panama, where we lament traffic jams but wait in the hope of light rail (Panama Metro) and more highway lanes to solve the problems somewhere in the dim and distant future.

Meanwhile, while viewing the traffic chaos from TV “skycams” we all fail to note alongside the clogged highways […]

The Seven Logistics Wonders of the World will be chosen in February

Port of Lazaro Cardenas.

This February they will announce the Seven Logistics Wonders of the World, for which an internet voting is currently taking place with 16 projects participating, among them three ports in Mexico and the Expanded Panama Canal.

According to the website www.soylogistico.org.mx, the projects that are participating in the contest were chosen by logistic sector professionals for being creations or constructions that generate competitive advantage, making the industry more efficient.

The list consists of projects such […]

Week in Review January 12

FINGERED

From Switzerland the bribes were paid in Panama. Investigations in Switzerland confirm the payment of bribes during the government of Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal. Without revealing even the names of the Panamanians who received these bribes from Odebrecht – the largest contractor of the Panamanian State – Switzerland confirmed the existence of bank accounts that would have reached more than $20 million in illegal payments.

CONTRACT CUT

The government of Juan Carlos Varela announced that […]

The expansion of the Canal and the Papers of Panama mark 2016

Ampliación del Canal y Papeles de Panamá marcan el 2016

The expansion of the Panama Canal, in which more than $5.4 billion invested, in 2016 raised the hopes of prosperity of the Panamanians, who also suffered the smear of the country’s image of their country by the scandal of the offshore companies known as the “Panama Papers”.

After almost a decade of work by more than 20,000 people, mostly Panamanians, the project culminated last June 26, when the third set of locks, built by an […]

Sale of bunker in Panama increased by 7.33%

La venta de combustible puede ser un gran negocio para Panamá.

The sale of bunker registered until October last year had an increase of 7.33% in comparison with the same period in 2015, reported the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). However, in 2015 the growth was bigger until October, with 17.25% in comparison with 2014. With regards with the amount of vessels that bought fuel, the number has decreased by 6.08% in comparison with the previous period.

Rommel Troetsch, president of the Shipping Chamber, told the daily […]

Princess Cruises catalog for the 2017/2018 season

Catálogo Princess Cruises para 2017/18

Mundomar Cruceros, exclusive Princess Cruises representatives in Spain and Portugal, has just published it Princess Cruises Catalog for 2017/2018. During 2017 season, Princess Cruises will continue with its traditional cruises through Europe aboard the Regal Princess in the Baltic, the Caribbean Princess in the British Isles and the Crown Princess in the North Cape, offering on board assistance in Spanish and special tour packages with Spanish speaking guides in almost all the ports of call […]

The biggest container ship crosses the Canal

El Valparaiso Express abre la era de los megabarcos.

Recently the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the Expanded Locks—Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express. The 10,589 TEU Neo-panamax containership was specifically built to take advantage of the greater capacity offered by the Expanded Panama Canal.

This passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships that have been able to transit the expanded Canal since its inauguration on June 26 of this year. The new locks, which are 70 feet wider and 18 […]