A port for Isla Margarita

Una impresión artística del diseño de la futura terminal en Isla Margarita.

Panama Colon Container Port Inc (PCCP) announced that they will soon start construction of the long awaited container port on Isla Margarita, Colon province.

The construction includes a container yard with a capacity to handle up to 2.5 million TEUs per year, with four docks occupying 1,200 meters of water frontage and the first with the ability to serve Neopanamax ships.

The project will make it one of the most important ports in Panama and […]

Panama Canal Administrator wins 2016 award

El administrador del Canal de Panamá, Jorge L. Quijano

On the evening of Friday, May 9, Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, won the Personality of the Year at the 2016 Seatrade Awards. The ceremony took place in London’s Guildhall, with the presence of more than 300 distinguished guests from the international shipping and maritime community.

Hosted by Seatrade Maritime Review, the prestigious Seatrade Awards are presented annually to honor individuals who have made major contributions to the shipping industry. This year, an independent […]

DHL looks into its crystal ball

DHL mira en su bola de cristal

Self-teaching systems or “machine learning”, is one of the 26 most interesting key developments highlighted in the report DHL Trend Radar 2016 Logistics.

The new edition includes a detailed analysis of social, commercial and technological trends that are transforming logistics.

Logistics professionals who want to be prepared for this changes and today understand the logistics universe of the future should read this report without fail.

DHL, the leading logistics service provider in the world, reveals […]

Expanded canal opens doors for Panama

Carguero GLN Neo Panamax.

On June 27 the expanded Panama Canal will enter into service, which consists of a new lane for Neopanamax ships with load capacities of about 13,000 containers.

Forty-five Neopanamax ships, including 44 container carriers, have already made reservations for transit through the expanded Panama Canal, the administrator of the waterway, Jorge Quijano, highlighting, pointing to the opportunities in the areas of logistics and value added chains being opened to the country.

“More than 80% of […]

Monorail revives Panama-Chiriquí railroad plan

Muchos países alrededor del mundo están construyendo redes de ferrocarriles para mover carga y pasajeros apoyar su plataforma logística multimodal.

By Franklin Castrellón

On April 20, 2016, President Juan Carlos Varela signed the financing pact with Japan for the construction of a high speed monorail between Albrook and Future City, adjacent to La Chorrera.

This immediately opened discussions on a railway connecting Panama with Chiriqui.

First to propose the railway was the former president Martin Torrijos. “Why not take advantage (of the fourth bridge) to build a freight and passenger railway serving exports of Panama […]

Maritime cargo weighing enters into force in July

Normas de carga marítima entrarán en vigor en julio

Weighing legislation on maritime container cargo adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enter into force on July 1 and most countries are already working to adapt to the new rules.

Recent studies conducted in the field on cargo shipping have shown that most accidents involving container ships are related to excess weight, so the IMO has decided to curb the problem by establishing tighter controls.

The cargo shippers will be responsible for verifying […]

Widening planned for Omar Torrijos Road

La visita es parte fundamental de las normas para conocer sobre el terreno donde se determinará el Diseño y Construcción de la Rehabilitación y Ensanche de la carretera Omar Torrijos (Corozal- Red Tank- vía Centenario).

To provide rapid access to the Centennial Bridge, about 19 construction companies took a tour with a team of technicians and engineers from the Contract Administration Department and the Department of Procurement and Concessions of the Ministry of Public Works.

It is planned to design and build a new road and rehabilitation and widen to four lanes the Omar Torrijos Road extending from Corozal to the entrance of the Red Tank road and construction to […]