The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) has graduated 108 new engineer officers.
These first student promotions of 2012 are the largest number of the UMIP since its founding in 2005. In all, 48 cadets graduated from the Nautical Engineering in Naval Machinery Faculty, 59 from Nautical Engineering in Navigation and one cadet of the Faculty of Engineering in Marine and Coastal Resources with specialization in marine biology from the Faculty of Ocean Sciences, making a [...]
Week in Review CONTAINERS MOVING
In January he Panamanian port system moved 619,187 20-foot container equivalents (TEUs), 122,764 more than during the first month of 2011. The improvement is 24.7%. According to the Comptroller’s Office, the total cargo transported amounted to 6.25 million metric tons, a 32.8% increase.
FISH SALE IN BOSTON
Panamanian companies participated at the International Boston Seafood Show 2012, and materialized business for about $2.5 million. Camaronera de Coclé, Farallon Aquaculture, Salva [...]
Colombia has entered a process of globalization after the closing of free trade agreements with countries such as the United States.
Large Colombian industries and exporters are preparing to face the challenges that this entails.
Barranquilla is no stranger to that commitment and, although in the last forum on the navigability of the Rio Magdalena the authorities were slow to recognize that it can perform some outstanding connectivity tasks, the port is looking to become [...]
Maritime Week Americas 2012 promises to attract the cream of the ports, shipping and bunkering industries from throughout the Americas. Hosted by Panama, it will cover in depth many of the key maritime issues of today.
Panama is the maritime and logistics hub of the Americas and this is the ideal time for maritime executives to hear about the latest developments on the Panama Canal expansion, as well as the wide array of maritime-related projects [...]
In the next two weeks Panama will be the site of international congresses that are expected to create great interest.
From April 18 to 20, 2012, at the Hotel Westin Playa Bonita, the “International Engineering and Infrastructure Congress” will be held. It will feature some big names, such as Frederic S. Berger, President of the Louis Berger Group, Inc (LBG), Alberto Alemán Zubieta, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, Lee McIntire, President and [...]
After a strike of more than a week and hours of negotiations, on April 10, Panama Ports Company (PPC) workers of the ports of Balboa and Cristobal decided to end the stoppage.
Both parties reached a tentative agreement in the presence of the Minister of Labor (Midratel), Alma Cortes.
The Minister signed the agreement and decided to submit a proposal to amend Act 34 of 1979, governing dock work.
This was one of the [...]