31 edition n.25

To avoid crime, Free Zone visitors asked to register

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 interested in Colon Free Zone

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 […]

UMIP offers teaching diploma

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 […]