Logistics

Sale of bunker in Panama increased by 7.33%

La venta de combustible puede ser un gran negocio para Panamá.

The sale of bunker registered until October last year had an increase of 7.33% in comparison with the same period in 2015, reported the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). However, in 2015 the growth was bigger until October, with 17.25% in comparison with 2014. With regards with the amount of vessels that bought fuel, the number has decreased by 6.08% in comparison with the previous period.

Rommel Troetsch, president of the Shipping Chamber, told the daily […]

Hidden highway: the coastal ocean

Ferry de Nueva York a Nueva Jersey.

It is said that sometimes people who live in a forest fail to see the trees.

This seems to have happened to all of us in Panama, where we lament traffic jams but wait in the hope of light rail (Panama Metro) and more highway lanes to solve the problems somewhere in the dim and distant future.

Meanwhile, while viewing the traffic chaos from TV “skycams” we all fail to note alongside the clogged highways […]

The biggest container ship crosses the Canal

El Valparaiso Express abre la era de los megabarcos.

Recently the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the Expanded Locks—Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express. The 10,589 TEU Neo-panamax containership was specifically built to take advantage of the greater capacity offered by the Expanded Panama Canal.

This passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships that have been able to transit the expanded Canal since its inauguration on June 26 of this year. The new locks, which are 70 feet wider and 18 […]

Tocumen builds an international waste plant

El Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen genera seis toneladas de basura por día.

Tocumen International Airport general manager, Joseph Fidanque Tercero, has broken ground for the construction of an International Waste Plant.

This plant has the capacity to technically and effectively handle the collection, selection and final disposal of organic and inorganic residues, liquids and non-dangerous substances that are left by aircraft which operate in that air terminal. The building of the project was given to the Spanish company, Oproler, at a cost of $3.5 million. They will […]

Corozal and Amador will strengthen Panama’s competitiveness

Sitio del futuro puerto de Corozal.

The start of construction of the Port of Corozal and a pier which will serve the auxiliary maritime industry in the Pacific littoral will give added value to the Panamanian route and will boost Panama’s transformation into the Americas’ logistic platform, local shipping industry sources informed “The Bulletin”.

Also Panama Canal Railway Co. (PCRC), the U.S. railway operator that connects the three ports of the Atlantic with the port of Balboa in the Pacific, has […]

Canal expansion fails to revert red numbers

El movimiento de contenedores disminuyó 11.8% en el periodo de enero a octubre del 2016.

The Panama Canal expansion has failed to revert the difficult situation that currently faces the country’s shipping sector. This is evident in the red numbers shown by all economic activities which compose it.

The $5,450 million invested so far in the expansion project, the 77 kilometers of the interoceanic waterway, the two set of locks and the Standard & Poor’s good qualification have not been enough to change the slowdown trend in the activities that […]

The great problem of land transport

Alrededor de 90,000 personas usan la Autopista Arraiján-La Chorrera diariamente.

There are ambitious plans to build a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal, a monorail to the west and an eight-lane Pan American Highway. But will this solve the traffic problem?

A great percentage of the public living in Panama West travel to work in the Capital City. The reason for this phenomenon is simple. The price of housing is so high in the metropolitan area, fueled by speculators and a lack of land, that […]