Maritime transport seems to have no limits
When it seemed that the roof of container capacity was set by Maersk Line when it imposed its Triple-E series, there came a surprise from a Chinese shipping company with an order for five mega container carriers exceeding by 400 containers measured in 20-foot units (TEUs) over the ships of the Danish giant.
China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has commissioned the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries to [...]
The private sector can now invest in the ports of Nicaragua, which is projected as a good development in the area, according to the General Law on Ports, which was approved in principle in the National Assembly of that country.
“The solution to improve port infrastructure is to allow private or state-private joint ventures,” said Hugo Lopez Sanchez, deputy director of Water Transport of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, DGTA-MTI.
Nicaragua at present has [...]
The Administration of the Colon Free Zone (ZOLICOL) achieved first position in the first assessment of 2013 by Transparency in Public Administration.
Transparency in Public Administration assessed the websites of public institutions for transparency and substance, a development considered beneficial to the ZOLICOL.
Calls were made to remain engaged in this initiative to promote and maintain the principle of public implementation of the Act, as each assessment reflecting positive results would continue to get 100% [...]
Maersk Line CEO, Soren Skou visited Panama recently as part of his tour of Latin America.
The object of his visit was to see firsthand the commercial and managing activities carried out in Maersk’s Latin American headquarters in Panama. He also took the opportunity to meet with the Panamanian authorities and key operators in the Panama logistics hub.
Skou said that Latin America was very important for Maersk’s final results last year, because the company [...]
A master plan must be developed
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently organized workshops to identify potential areas for the development of a logistics infrastructure.
These working groups included representatives from the private and government sectors to determine priority actions needed to place projects on the National Agenda.
The IDB consultant, Marelia Martinez Rivas, said that in the discussions it was concluded that if the country [...]