Global marine and environmental risk assessor, RightShip, has been awarded the Australian Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award by Tony Abbott MP at the 2013 Australian Export Awards on November 26 in Melbourne. RightShip also won the Business Services Exporter of the Year award and was runner-up in the Environmental Solutions category at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards in October.
RightShip was established in 2001 to address the lack of accessible, transparent data [...]
It is with profound sadness and regret that we record the death of Jacob Michael Ehrler, editor of The Visitor newspaper for the past six Years. He fell from the balcony of a 30 storey apartment in Paitilla, Panama City during a Thanksgiving dinner celebration with friends on Thursday, November 28. He was 33 years of age.
When he joined the staff of Focus Publishing Group in 2007 he had no journalistic experience but learned [...]
The Regional Port Society of Buenaventura SA announced through a press release to the port community and shipping lines that the legalization process and signing of contract No. 1805 of 2013 has been made with the international dredging firm of Jan De Nul Colombia Branch.
The contract involves dredging to deepen the berths, turning basin and container docks as well as the dredging inventory with the Colombian firm Batiestudios SAS.
The main objective of the [...]
The work stoppage at Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) has ended, according to Reynaldo Medina Londoño, Director of Labor at the Ministry of Labor. The workers were fighting over their days off, causing the partial closure of that port for almost eight days. The discord started on November 13 and finally, on November 20 management and union sat down to discuss a possible solution.
Medina Londoño said that the workers presented a list of alleged violations [...]
Fears among Venezuelan importers have led some to order shipping lines to send their products, which were originally meant for Venezuela, to other destinations.
The information was confirmed by several representatives of logistics companies. “We are receiving many requests for reassignment from some importers,” said a senior executive of one of the shipping companies that regularly serves Venezuela.
He explained that the importer, knowing each shipping route, gives orders to the carrier to unload at [...]