Auxiliary Services

Panama’s first floating dock now operating

The floating dock.

The first floating dry dock in Panama is already available and strategically located near the Panama Canal. Operators of coastal vessels, tugs, supply boats and similar craft, up to 200 feet in length, no longer have to take boats outside of Panama waters for preventive and corrective maintenance and repair.

The floating dock has been brought to Panama by Mr. Luis Cardenas, in charge of the Group Central […]

Mercansa for all maritime needs

Founded in 1988, Mercantile Shipstores S.A. (Mercansa) has established itself as one of the leading companies for supplies, technical materials, marine hardware, safety articles, cables and mooring ropes, among other maritime needs for ships that transit the Panama Canal and call at Panamanian ports.

Mercansa is strategically located in the Colon Free Zone and in Panama City, for the rapid attention to ships in both oceans.

Focused on offering the best service to customers, Mercansa […]

Corozal and Amador will strengthen Panama’s competitiveness

Sitio del futuro puerto de Corozal.

The start of construction of the Port of Corozal and a pier which will serve the auxiliary maritime industry in the Pacific littoral will give added value to the Panamanian route and will boost Panama’s transformation into the Americas’ logistic platform, local shipping industry sources informed “The Bulletin”.

Also Panama Canal Railway Co. (PCRC), the U.S. railway operator that connects the three ports of the Atlantic with the port of Balboa in the Pacific, has […]

SEMINSA offers complete firefighting services

Seminsa inspeccionara su equipo contra incendios.

“SEMINSA” (Servicios Marítimos e Inspecciones, S.A.) is a company that offers services and fire safety equipment. Their vision has been to obtain the trust and recognition of their clients to become the number one suppliers of goods and services for safety and maritime survival equipment at national level, they are permanently expanding their market to international level with the right quality control to meet the customer’s needs.

They offer services such as inspections, maintenance, repair […]

Panama promotes short sea shipping

Panama is in search of new areas of leadership at the regional level to boost Maritime Short Sea Transport (SSS) which is part of the Mesoamerica Project, with the aim of achieving greater integration, increase intra-regional trade and create new jobs.

José Miguel Rovira, director of Planning of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and José Dopeso, director of Maritime Affairs and Ports of the Central American Commission on Maritime Transport (Cocatram) explained that in November […]

Penta Shipping Services highly competitive group

Penta Shipping le ofrece provisiones frescas.

Penta Shipping Services has more than 10 years of experience and background in the maritime business of ship chandlering in Panama, where a highly qualified and committed staff offers customers the highest expectations on the national and international maritime market. Formerly known as Transocean, following a strategic alliance with Penta Financial Group, the company Penta Shipping Services was born.

The company is located in Corozal, Panama Canal Railway, Galera 9 Panama. Telephones (507) -3076610 to […]

Positive outlook for the auxiliary maritime industry

Limpieza del casco.

The shipping industry in Panama has always been a strong segment of the economy because of the movement through the Panama Canal. This sector looks forward to growing even stronger with the opening of the Canal expansion.

The diving sector in Panama is paralleling this growth, with a number of new companies entering the market, leading to competitive rates for shipowners.

These diving companies are competitive and offer a wide range of services to ships […]