A large amount of sediment was found lodged in the sewage line, obstructing the operation of the pumps on Santa Isabel Avenue and 16th Street in the Colon Free Zone.
The Free Zone Maintenance Department officials gave support to the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers by checking the damage, and then proceeded to the line that kept accumulating sewage, causing malfunctions in the pumping station.
All the work in the community done by the Free [...]
By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd
In recent developments, Japan announced it was prepared to finance and build Panama’s Metro Line 3, a 21 kilometers stretch that will connect Albrook Terminal to La Chorrera, crossing a fourth bridge over the Canal. It will have 14 stations, cost almost $2,000 million and run parallel to the Interamerican Highway. However, residents of Panama west will have to wait at least five years for it to become a reality.
Officials of Panama and Japan are coordinating the steps to take to arrange financing, of the Metro Line 3 out to the west of Panama City which includes a new bridge over the Canal, although no construction date has been set.
The third line of the Panama Metro might be funded by the Japanese government over a 40 year span with a ten year grace period.
Panama’s president, Juan Carlos Varela, held a bilateral meeting [...]
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 [...]
By: Olmedo Solé / Advisory Board / ATRACAPA
Different road haulage guilds nationwide have submitted to the Transport and Communications Commission of the National Assembly an “expression of motive” to be used as a guide for the development of a Preliminary Draft Law that regulates freight haulage trucks.
This initiative was welcomed with great interest by the various members of the Commission who quickly created a sub-committee where all stakeholders are participating and the proposed [...]
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 [...]