Maersk says it is ready to use expanded Canal

Maersk ha utilizado el Canal desde 1917

Maersk Line, one of the leading shipping companies in the world “is ready” to use the expanded Panama Canal and is waiting to “see the proposed Nicaragua canal built,” to consider it within their routes, said a senior executive of the Danish firm.

Maersk, which moves about 15% of world trade, believes that the Panama Canal expansion, scheduled for completion in 2015, is “on time” because the one year delay in [...]

ProShip AT SMM 2014

Las reparaciones tienen un alto estándar

SMM 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, is the leading international maritime trade fair of 2014

PROSHIP, based at the Panama Canal, is carrying out all kinds of marine repairs 24/7 with guaranteed quality and timing.

As a result of several strategic representation alliances made by PROSHIP last year, the company is developing marketing strategies penetrating demanding markets, such as that of shipowners and ship managers in the German market,

The first low-cost airport in the region

Aeropuerto Panama Pacífico

The Panama Pacifico International Airport, located in the former military base of Howard, has taken its first steps to become the first terminal in the region to serve low-cost airlines. From the beginning of August, 11 international flights will be departing from there to Colombia.

Rosa Muñoz, Panama Pacifico Airport director, said that she was very proud to have the first commercial airline, VivaColombia, using this terminal and that it took a lot of work [...]

DHL launches new routes

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, announced the launch of four new direct routes for Less Than Container Load (LCL) shipments to countries throughout Latin America. The new trade routes include Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; Miami, U.S. to Colon, Panama; and Hong Kong, China to Managua, Nicaragua. With the opening of these new LCL routes this past May and June, DHL [...]

Government and private sector agree to join forces

Cámara Marítima de Panamá

Driving logistics development

The conditions seem to be ripe, after years of unsuccessful efforts by public and private sectors, to combine efforts and meet the objectives of the National Maritime Strategy, particularly those that could turn Panama into the logistics platform of the Americas.

The two most representative business organizations in the maritime and logistics industry – the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) and the Logistics Business Council (COEL) – agree on the need [...]

CMA-CGM to build 28 container ships

Construyen 28 barcos para naviera CMA-CGM

French shipping company CMA-CGM has announced construction of the first of a series of 28 container vessels for the Asian coast that have a capacity of 9,400 to 10,900 containers.

CMA-CGM said that this type of ship is the first built by the Chinese company DSIC (Dalian PRC) and are 300 meters long and 48 meters wide, a design to maximize load capacity, but with the latest technology.

The French shipping company reported that 28 [...]

After P-3 failure Maersk seeks an alternative plan

reguladores chinos bloquearan de forma inesperada la Alianza P3

Maersk Line announced it is working on alternative plans to reduce costs and address overcapacity in the market for maritime freight.

This comes after Chinese regulators unexpectedly blocked the alliance of the world’s three largest container shipping companies, known as the P3 alliance.

The decision of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce was a surprise to Maersk and other participants in the P3 alliance – the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and CMA CGM of France, [...]