Logistics

Growth of Las Perlas lies in a reliable ferry service

Sea Las Perlas

As the builder of 14 commercial passenger ferries and day charter vessels, Sonny Eymann knows a thing or two about what it takes to provide reliable passenger service to meet the expectations of visitors, Pearl Island residents and business owners.

“Until we started the ferry service to Las Perlas, there was no reliable transportation between Panama City and the Pearl Islands,” said Eymann. “There were multiple commercial airline flights to Contadora, but a plane scheduled [...]

Maersk Line reduces its transpacific capacity

Maersk Line reducirá su capacidad transpacífica

The world’s largest container carrier, Maersk Line, has announced it is reducing its capacity in the southwest Pacific. In the past decade, the transpacific operating environment has been difficult, total trade has produced nothing profitable and results for nine of the last ten years has led some to question its long-term viability.

As a result, Maersk Line has analyzed the results of trade from an approach that ensures its position, according to a statement [...]

Despite PPC criticism: ACP pushes ahead with Corozal terminal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has justified its decision to pursue the development of a port terminal in the area of Corozal because it represents an opportunity to maximize the value of the route through the Panama Canal and it also promotes increased cargo traffic through the waterway.

However; Panama Ports Company (PPC), operator of the Port of Balboa, says this argument “does not stand up.”

The Board Resolution of the ACP states that the [...]

UMIP Forum debates role of human resources in the industry

Strengthening the promotion of academic management and professional and technical activities more in demand today and in the foreseeable future within the logistics sector, was one of the topics on which participants coincided at the Second Forum on “Management of Maritime Crises, Protection and Security”, held on December 3, 2014 under the auspices of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP).

The acting rector of the UMIP, Fernanda Billard, gave the welcoming remarks, pointing out that [...]

Let’s stop talking and build a logistics hub

El puerto de Balboa

Editorial comment

The Government has announced the creation of an “inter-institutional logistics cabinet” to develop a “Master Plan.” Instead of more paper plans, the Government needs to tackle obstacles and facilitate the private sector to get on with the job so that the logistics sector will evolve in response to the realities of the industry.

First came the wheel, then sail, steam locomotion and, finally, the wing. These combinations led to what is now known [...]

Strengths of Panama for the establishment of shipping enterprises

SERVICIOSENPANAMA.COM Lic. Oliver Laprea Estudios de Maestría (UP) “Desarrollo del Sector Marítimo de Panamá” Énfasis: Empresas Navieras

Panama has benefited over time from its geographical position, from the discovery of the South Sea by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in 1513 to the completion of the Canal Expansion by the middle of 2015. History has shown that major transit movement directly contributes to the Panamanian economy and that Panama is a natural, strategic point for setting [...]

Megaport in Capira

Herman Gnaegui

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The dream of building a port capable of handling post-panamax ships together with a logistic park has been a project of Herman Gnaegui since 2003. He presented a proposal to the press in 2006 and again in 2014. However, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has to date not received any requests to construct a megaport in Capira, located in the newly created province of West Panama.

Gnaegui, a former legislator who [...]