By: Dennis Smith
The technical proposals are finally underway to see what company gets to build a South Terminal at Tocumen International Airport. The projected investment is $600 million.
Brazil’s Norberto Odebrecht, Costa Rica’s Meco, Colombia’s Grupo Conalvías and China’s Harbour Engineering Company were the four companies that have submitted the mandatory technical and financial proposals. A total of 33 companies were interested in bidding, participating in the approval process for the tender.
The second largest port in China will require at least two years for expanding its sea lanes to be used by huge iron ore carriers from Vale, Brazil, said an executive, raising more delays for mining if Beijing decides to place a ban on the ships.
China is the world’s largest buyer of iron ore and Vale’s largest customer.
In January, Chinese shipping companies persuaded Beijing to ban the entry of huge Valemax ships due [...]
The Mexican food safety agency SENASICA has made 112,547 inspections on ships and planes, confiscating for disposal 478,856 kilos of risky agricultural goods.
In Mexico’s international airports the agency has inspected 1,866,129 pieces of baggage, with SENASICA staff retaining 293,208 kg of hazardous goods, which were incinerated.
Between January and July 2012, the National Food Health Safety and Food Quality Service (SENASICA) prevented 2,116 commercial shipments from entering the country because they detected the presence [...]
Princess Cruises has issued a statement by Alan Buckalew, President and CEO of the line, denying that the “Star Princess” failed to aid a drifting Panamanian fishing boat.
The statement reads, in part: “While this remains a tragic story, we are gratified to have scientific confirmation that Star Princess was never in the vicinity of the adrift boat and that the boat photographed by our passengers was not the adrift Fifty Cent.”
A case has [...]
The Colon Free Zone Engineering and Maintenance Department is making critical improvements for traffic flow within the area.
Jose Donado, Director of Engineering and Maintenance, explained that several years ago “C” street, between 18th Street and the road leading to the Silvio Salazar Bridge was flooded, and therefore improvements are being made to solve the problem.
“In charge of carrying out this work is Cesar Robles, with a budget of $140,000, supervised by the Engineering [...]
HAND OVER DONE
Jorge Luis Quijano, who now takes over as administrator of the Panama Canal for seven years, has a challenge: begin operating the new locks. The handover ceremony took place on the steps of the Administration Building and involved his friends and family. In addition, the outgoing administrator, Alberto Aleman Zubieta, and the last ministers of the Canal were present. At the end of his term, Alemán Zubieta is recognized by many, and [...]