Agunsa has received the OHSAS 18001: 2007 international certification standard, a system for managing occupational safety and health in agency services governing ship handling, marine maintenance and docking and undocking of ships in port terminals.
The implementation of this system began in August 2014, ending with a Certification Audit from April 9 – 13, 2015 in Patache Bay, Iquique, in Chile, conducted by the ABS Quality Evaluations certification society, which audited all processes related to [...]
In the short and medium term, it will be difficult for Latin America and Mexico to receive latest generation ships carrying 18,000 to 20,000 TEUs, even with the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
This is the opinion of Julian Fernandez, regional business development director of Maersk Line.
He said the port system in the region is not prepared for this type of ship.
The major impediment of port systems in the region is the [...]
Panama Ports Company (PPC) recently completed a collective bargaining agreement with its employees, who are 99.9% Panamanians, which it says is an unprecedented wage increase agreement to nearly 4,000 employees, “positioning them as the highest paid in the port industry.”
“The labor agreement, which entered into force in 2015, includes not only the equalization of wages for employees with the same functions, but also productivity bonuses for all employees who show a responsible, attentive and [...]
By: Osmel Reyes
Every single day, bunker oil is pumped into the fuel tanks of tanker, cargo, bulk carrier and fishing ships. Particularly in Panama Canal, more than 10 000 MT  of bunker oil are delivered daily to tenths of ships.
The traditional quantity measurements via manual tank gauging or sounding use to be associated with a great amount of uncertainty due to error prone volume to mass calculation, as well as to the [...]
“One if by land and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore will be.”
These immortal words by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, were written in 1860, telling a version of a story of Paul Revere’s ride and of how the colonists were warned of an impending British invasion.
Today it reminds us of an important logistic point, especially when deciding whether to ship cargo via ocean or via land in Central [...]
SOPISCO PANAMA, SA is celebrating 20 years of serving the maritime community as agents at the Panama Canal and all ports of the Republic of Panama.
Its founder, Mr. Carlos Gomez, who after having accumulated vast experience in Cie. Gle. Transatlantique / French Line, one of the most prestigious shipping companies in the world at the time, felt it was time to make his own way and start his own company.
The big challenge for [...]