Cruise Ship

Cruise ships unexploited as a job opportunity

Cruise ships offer excellent job opportunities

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The cruise ship industry is growing rapidly and it is expected that in 2019 the number of cruise passengers will reach 30 million. Although many cruise ships transit through the Canal, Panama is not taking advantage of the job opportunities offered by this sector.

To raise awareness among government authorities and the private sector about this situation, the Panamanian Association of Navy Officers (APOM) and […]

MSC Cruises visits the AMP

The Deputy Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Captain Samuel Ferreira de Souza, accompanied by his team, held a meeting with delegates of MSC Cruises.

It is one of the world’s leading cruise operators and had the purpose of exchanging opinions and strengthening existing friendships.

“This meeting will be the beginning of important strategic alliances that we will establish, with outstanding organizations, both at an […]

Panama Pacific Cruise Terminal awarded

Una terminal de crucero se construirá en Calzada Amador.

The consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, consisting of the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, will build the cruise ship terminal on Perico Island, on the Amador causeway.

The consortium committed to reducing its economic offer to meet the reference price set by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The companies had offered $197 million, exceeding by $31 million the amount set by the entity. Article 23, point 23, of Law 22, which […]

Princess Cruises catalog for the 2017/2018 season

Catálogo Princess Cruises para 2017/18

Mundomar Cruceros, exclusive Princess Cruises representatives in Spain and Portugal, has just published it Princess Cruises Catalog for 2017/2018. During 2017 season, Princess Cruises will continue with its traditional cruises through Europe aboard the Regal Princess in the Baltic, the Caribbean Princess in the British Isles and the Crown Princess in the North Cape, offering on board assistance in Spanish and special tour packages with Spanish speaking guides in almost all the ports of call […]

A productive trip to Europe for the AMP

Calzada Amador.

The Government of Panama is expecting that 665 new vessels, currently in construction, will register in the national shipping registry, said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) administrator, Jorge Barakat, after making an assessment of his October tour through Europe.

The administrator explained that in addition to that figure, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels should be added, after an agreement was made in Geneva, Switzerland, with MSC president, Gianluigi Aponte, its CEO, Diego Aponte and […]

Pullmantur to operate year-round from Colon

The cruise ship line Pullmantur Cruises is reinforcing its commitment to the development of a permanent operation from the port of Colon 2000 during the 2017 season.

The company now makes Panama one of its main homeports in the Caribbean, increasing the number of passengers who will embark in Colon by more than 30%.

At the regional level, Pullmantur Cruises strengthens its presence in the Caribbean with growth in capacity of 40%. This was explained […]

Panama and Peru look at Pacific tourist route

During a recent visit to Peru, Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena, promoted a broad portfolio of projects of interest to Peru.

He made his presentation at the “Panama Invest 2016 Peru,” highlighting the potential and advantages of Panama’s economy, maritime logistics “hub” and tourism projects.

Describing his encounter with Peru’s Minister of Trade and Tourism, Eduardo Ferryros; Minister Arosemena said: “It was a meeting in which we sought to establish a roadmap, […]