Brazilian delegation visits Colon Free Zone

La delegación de Brasil

A delegation comprised of 12 businessmen from Brazil, who represented a traders’ association of 100 companies, made a tour of the zone.

The executives are interested in making multimillion dollar investments in the Free Zone, Brazil is an alternative that allows the opening of new international markets, and these businessmen are making constant visits to establish relationships with traders in the Free Zone.

The new administration of Surse Pierpoint has undertaken business meetings with South [...]

Connexion Zona Libre covers five continents

From a small rented hangar with only 1,500 square meters in 2002, today Connexion Zona Libre, S.A., has its own warehouses with a capacity of over 20,000 m2, and a team of over 100 collaborators, including specialized professionals to choose and locate the best and cheapest land, air and sea routes.

Connexion Zona Libre, SA, was created in order to meet the needs of the global cargo market demands and requirements for efficient responses, targeting [...]

Bunkering Panama 2014, towards better competitiveness

Panama Maritime Authority logo

Vukelja: “An important added value for the maritime and logistics industry.”

In announcing the 5th Panama Bunkering Forum 2014, to be held next month, the president of the Organizing Committee, Nicholas Vukelja Duque said the event focuses on improving the country’s competitiveness in this activity. He said this event “constitutes an important added value to the maritime and logistics sector in Panama.”

Like previous versions, the 5th Panama Bunkering Forum is organized by the Bunkering [...]

Update on hazardous merchandise management forum in Panama

Un buque gasero de Dukhan

At the Hazardous Cargo Forum held on September 10, 2014, it was concluded that Panama should be at the highest level in training and updating of the issues related to the transport of dangerous goods in all their forms.

The Forum brought together the public and private sectors, academia and business related groups to discuss tasks such as the transport of dangerous goods by air, sea and road.

Being a strategic transport point, Panama’s handling [...]

Labor issues arise in CSAV – Hapag Lloyd merger

Problemática laboral de la fusión de CSAV y Hapag Lloyd

The Chilean shipping line Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV), founded in 1872, is facing a critical time in its history as it is on the verge of merging with German container line Hapag Lloyd to become the fourth largest player in the industry.

With this strategic partner, the firm aims to better address an activity that in recent years has been complex due to, among other factors, the low tariff rates, causing significant losses in [...]

GUPC announces completion of major phase of expansion

Unas de la presas de Borinquen

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 [...]

Agunsa gets new airline representations

Agunsa gana una nueva representación aérea

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 [...]