As a measure to maintain order and security within the Colon Free Zone, the Security Director, Rodolfo Francis, has requested that tourists wishing to enter the area should go personally to the passes window for an entry permit.
The growth of the Free Zone during recent years has made this sector one of the most attractive centers for visitors.
Visitors can do business with their passports or a copy with an entry stamp to Panama, [...]
Israel’s ambassador to Panama, Alexander Galilee, has shown interest that the Colon Free Zone becomes the economic trade center of Israel in Latin America.
“We want to handle all our trade with Latin America here and not through Brazil and in Argentina,” he said.
Galilee’s statements were made at the Cecilio Castillero Hospital in Chitre, during a visit by two physician members of the Organization of Medical Dreams to implement “laughter therapy” in the pediatric [...]
Making a contribution in the integral training of Panamanians, experts from the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) will offer a Diploma in Higher Level Teaching for all professionals in the country, especially those who wish to enter maritime teaching.
The course began on January 10, 2012, and will have a component of 96 hours: 48 hours of theory and 48 hours of practice, giving six credits in education, and will be carried out in a [...]
With the participation of more than 12 companies and consortia, national and foreign, the meeting room of the Office of the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), was the site for the statement of requirements where all proponents asked questions and made relevant comments of the public tender for best value for the “Awarding of the development, management and operation of a shipyard in the Pacific sector at Balboa, a port complex in the [...]
The Administration of the Colon Free Zone has launched its Internet portal to keep the community and the country informed about its activities.
This will comply with the Transparency Law No.6 (January 22, 2002), which provides for updated information on public management and processing of tenders, projects, budget execution and other activities that take place in the institution.
Deputy manager Mario Figueroa explained that through this website it is projected to reach global and national [...]
China’s two biggest container lines are to work more closely together as the result of an extensive shake-up on the Asia-Europe trade continues.
Cosco Container Line and China Shipping have unveiled plans to expand their space-swap arrangements this year. The agreement covers both the North Europe and Mediterranean trades.
The announcement comes at a moment of speculation that China Shipping is in talks about a partnership arrangement with the CKYH alliance, which includes Cosco.
By unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) appointed Mr. Victor Barahona as the new rector in charge of this institution.
Barahona replaces Dr. Luis Ramon Fabrega, who held office for two years and a half, but from January 1 took up his responsibilities as judge of the Supreme Court.
Engineer Barahona is a nautical professional, graduated with honors from the Panama Nautical School, and is currently Academic Vice-president, [...]