It will possibly be the longest non-stop flight in the world that will be launched by Emirates Airline (17 hours 35 minutes westbound) to Panama. With this flight, Panama becomes the first country in Central America with direct flights to and from Dubai.
The plane used will be a Boeing 777-200RL with 3-8 First Class, 42 in Business and 216 in Economy class. It will be able to carry up to 15 tons of cargo [...]
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Agency for Investment Promotion and Export Panama (PROINVEX) held a business meeting with executives from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, interested in exploring investment opportunities in Panama.
Investors representatives were from TRIMETA and IBM Global Business Services, companies established in Dubai, who visited the MICI for a briefing led by promoters of PROINVEX in which they spoke about the different investment opportunities presented by the country, presenting [...]
The Danish shipping company Maersk Line announced the signing of a contract worth $1,100 million with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for building nine vessels with a capacity of 14,000 TEUs each.
This is the third purchase of an investment program of $15,000 million announced by Maersk Line in 2014, which includes new container vessels, and retrofitting, among other work.
“I am very pleased with this new order, where we decided to adopt a new approach. [...]
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 [...]