Companies

Chinese companies eye Colon Free Zone

Businessmen from various commercial sectors of the People’s Republic of China, distributors of hardware and technology, visited the City of Colón interested in knowing the operation of the Colon Free Zone, with a view to establishing companies.

The Chinese entrepreneurs were welcomed by the Manager of Zolicol, Manuel Grimaldo, The group is in Panama to participate with a pavilion in Expo F; an international trade fair for hardware, tools, fasteners and metalworking, with significance for […]

China Merchants Ports buys port of Paranaguá, Brazil

China Merchants Ports has bought 90% of the Brazilian company TCP Participaçoes, which manages the port of Paranaguá, the second largest in the South American country, located in the State of Paraná (south), EFE reported.

The agreement between the two companies closed for about $935 million, TCP Participaçoes said in a statement to the financial market.

In 2016, China Merchants Ports, as a group, had investments in 28 ports and 188 docks for containers, six […]

Center promotes knowledge of Standards and Technology to boost economic development

Oficinas de GS1 en Panamá.

From code identification to complete traceability processes are topics explained at a Knowledge Center which has opened in Panama City so that the public can understand the benefits of the GS1 System and the technological advances it offers for logistics and economic development of the country.

This specialized center, an effort of GS1 Panama, similar to GS1 in various countries where it has a presence, has become a potential contributor for the training of thousands […]

CMA CGM on the verge of ordering nine 22,000 TEU ships

CMA CGM está aumentando su flota.

Despite a long period of sobriety by shipping companies in making new orders for large ships, the race seems to be starting again with news that CMA CGM is preparing to order nine units of 22,000 TEUs.

According to a report by Drewry, following the information provided by “Dayly Splash” and another by Lloyd’s List, the French shipping company is said to be in the last stages of negotiations to finalize six new orders, plus […]

Chinese port operators expand with unprecedented aggressiveness

Cosco Shipping Ports y China Merchants Ports han impulsado fusiones.

Prospects for global demand growth in container ports are are now more optimistic and Chinese market players are moving forward aggressively with high-level purchasing of terminals.

In that sense, major shipping mergers and acquisitions are changing the landscape, marking a better future, according to the Global Annual Report on Container Operator Terminals 2017, in its fifteenth year of publication by Drewry.

Drewry’s forecast of demand of container terminal operators is more positive than that reported […]

Panama Canal signs agreements to boost sustainability in its basin

The Panama Canal signed four cooperation agreements with the Banesco and Banistmo banks, Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) and the car sales company Ricardo Pérez S.A., to collaborate in projects of social responsibility.

In this way, the parties will work together with contributions to promote the sustainable development of the Panama Canal basin and its residents. In addition, they will coordinate specific projects for environmental protection, the integral well-being of the people, the culture, the community […]

At SEMINSA, safety comes first

Los extintores de incendios deben ser inspeccionados regularmente.

SEMINSA (Maritime Services and Inspections, S.A) is a 100% Panamanian fire extinguisher company that offers services of Inspections, maintenance, repair and supplies of fire, breathing, rescue and safety equipment.

SEMINSA is a company that offers quality services and excellent professional treatment 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

It covers all fire equipment and is approved by the most important classification societies in the world, such as: Bureau Veritas, ABS, RINA, […]