Cargo Transportation

Restrictions on cargo transport in Guatemala

Los camiones sólo podrán transitar a ciertas horas.

Cross-docking by companies in certain dispatch centers could be an alternative to the problems arising from the restriction on circulation of cargo transport at certain times which was recently imposed by the Guatemala Municipality, according to the “Prensa Libre”.

Jorge Nadalini, an expert in logistics and transport, said that a direct impact will be the reduction of delivery availability, reception, distribution, warehousing and dispatch times, which will represent additional costs which many companies do not […]

Encouraging outlook for shipping companies

Hapag-Lloyd cree el movimiento de contenedores aumentará.

“The container shipping industry is approaching a better period, as a number of factors which help to balance supply and demand are beginning to take hold. Although we cannot say that the future is bright, we can say there is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, after the publication of the company’s profits for the first half of 2016, reported an article by “Xeneta”.

In fact, the […]

Shipping giants form alliance

Uno de los barcos de CMA CGM.

CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Evergreen Line y Orient Overseas Container Line announced the implementation of what will become the biggest shipping alliance in the world, Ocean Alliance.

The four partners will share their capacity in several routes in order to offer a better service to their customers. Together, the associated shipping companies will operate 40 services on the East-West routes with about 100 ports of call and almost 500 interconnected ports, supported by a […]

Prompt cargo handling

The attribute that defines the best logistics transport is readiness. The company, Fast Services, has this attribute, characterized by providing good customer service. In handling cargo. It offers the best service and promptness in each of its deliveries.

Transportation is part of that flow and, therefore, we must pay attention to it. Poor management in the transport of temperature controlled cargo has a negative impact on product quality.

Fast Services offers the following services: maritime […]

Tocumen meets security standards

El loby del Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen.

The US agency, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), found that Tocumen International Airport and aircraft operators flying between that nation and Panama complied with all the safety standards.

Last September a TSA team visited the premises of Tocumen S.A., the company that has managed the terminal since 2003, to check the airport and confirm that the security controls put in place are appropriate.

According to the source, the technical visit is part of an ongoing security […]

Canal expansion vs. low container movement

El Cosco Shipping fue el primer neo-panamax en transitar por el tercer juego de esclusas del ampliado Canal Panamá

By: Lic. Oliver G. Laprea, Master in Foreign Trade and Maritime Services.

Panama has survived various economic cycles. However, when there is a global economic downturn, the Canal also suffers but in the long turn growth picks up again

Current issues of great importance for the maritime sector are:

The impact of liquefied natural gas on the maritime industry. The implementation of the Ballast Water Convention. The economic effects of the expanded Canal on the […]

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 […]