The contractor for the third set of locks on the Panama Canal announced that a major phase of the project has been completed. “A new milestone in the project of the Third Set of Locks has been reached by Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the consortium responsible for the design and construction of this work, by finishing inserts of the 1W dam, one of the components of the Borinquen dams,” the company said in [...]
This year, 2014 has been a positive one for Agunsa in the area of Airlines Representations. In February, it gained representation as General Sales Agent for IAG Cargo in Chile, the parent company of Iberia and British Airways, to arrange booking and sale of cargo spaces for regular flights from the airport in Santiago.
In August, Turkish Airlines Cargo also joined with Agunsa for cargo representations with offline flights from Buenos Aires.
The service of [...]
Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) and German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd took a new step on September 11 in the process of completing the merger of their container businesses after approval of the transaction by the European Commission.
The approval of the entity was given in the framework of the consultation process by competition authorities around the world that both companies are making and whose approval is a condition to closing the transaction.
The decision [...]
Colon 2000 takes a second gamble
Colón 2000 takes a gamble for a second time by introducing a ferry from that port to Cartagena, Colombia and Isla Colón in Bocas del Toro. Mayra de Zebede, sales manager of Tropical Cruises said that unlike the previous occasion, where somebody else took control of the operation, this time Ferry Xpress will be manage by the port itself.
The Norwegian ferry, Adriatico, which currently operates in Europe and [...]
It’s faster, It’s luxurious
The new Island Express III arrived this month in Panama to ferry passengers from Panama City to the Pearl Islands. “It is brand new, from Washington State,” said Claudio Caicedo, Sea Las Perlas Operations Manager.
“It’s top of the line, with nice cushioned aircraft seating and it’s faster than the other ferries in the fleet.” said Captain Randy Rickson.
“Powered by two 500hp Iveco diesel engines, we do 30 knots [...]
Sales of shrimp, shrimp larvae, fish meal and fish oil showed the largest growth of total exports from Panama in the first half of 2014.
Between January and June exports of fish and aquaculture industry products were those that showed the best performance, well above traditional exports such as watermelon and pineapple, whose foreign sales decreased by 4% and 24% respectively, compared with the same period of 2013.
Shrimp and shrimp larvae exports increased by [...]