April 2nd, 2012:

Biofuels promised by aircraft manufacturers

El objetivo es promover y acelerar nuevas fuentes de carburantes aeronáuticos sostenibles.

The three major aircraft manufacturers, Airbus, of Europe, Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil, have reached a cooperation agreement on biofuel.

The three global industry leaders have agreed to accelerate the commercialization of biofuels, “a key element for sustainable growth” of the sector, it was reported in Paris.

The common goal of the manufacturers is to “develop advanced biofuel” (drop-in) and it is expected to make it “affordable,” said Airbus in a statement.

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Big landing craft takes material to Guna Yala for new Porvenir strip

Geotextile bags filled with dredged sand are laid on the reef either side of the runway extension to form walls between which more sand is dredged to fill up to the level of the runway.

Guna Yala is one of the areas to benefit from the government´s program of construction and upgrading of Panama´s airports. The airstrip at Porvenir, the island at the extreme west of the Comarca of San Blas, the reservation of the Guna Indian tribe is being widened and leugthened.

The runway is being extended along the shallow reef at the eastern end of the island. A dredge is pumping sand into special geotextile bags laid either [...]

Maritime connectivity magnet for multinationals

In 2011 it handled 6.6 million TEUs.

Margarita Cisneros

 

Maritime connectivity, such as Panama offers to the Latin American market is one of the attractions for a multinational to set up its logistics hub.

Maersk Line, the number one shipping line in the world, was the first company to get a license for the operating system of Multinational Enterprises in Panama.

Panama is in position 27 on a worldwide scale of connectivity, according to the index of the United [...]

Construction of Panama Canal locks seven months behind

La ampliación ha comprometido $4 mil 497 millones.

The Bulletin

The contract for design and construction of the third set of locks is seven months behind, it was acknowledged by the Panama Canal administrator Alberto Aleman Zubieta.

The company Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), responsible for the design and construction of the locks did not meet the specified mix of concrete to be used. However, although GUPC has a seven month delay in the construction, the corporation ensures that the work will [...]