Logistics

Demóstenes Pérez new president of COEL

Demóstenes Pérez during the Coel’s board of directors elections.

The Logistical Business Council (COEL) made up of 18 business guilds, swore in Demóstenes Pérez as its new president of the Board of Directors for the period 2017-2018.

The new Board includes Enrique Clement as vice president; Antonio García-Prieto as treasurer; Ángel Sánchez, as a spokesman; and Giomar González, as secretary.

Perez’s predecessor is Leroy Sheffer, who chaired the 2015-2016 Council period.

The president-elect of COEL is part of GS1 Panama, where he stood out […]

Central American ports must adapt to new shipping demands

Puerto Quetzal.

The shipping world demands port efficiency, due to the need to load and unload large numbers of containers in a short time. The expansion of the Panama Canal has led to the construction of larger vessels with more capacity. However, the economic crisis of 2009 and the fall of freight volumes by half, explained Ricardo Cruz, chairman of the transport and logistics committee of the El Salvador Chamber of Commerce (Camarasal).

At present there are […]

New Panamanian registry’s technical office in Miami

El administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitti inaugura la oficina de Miami.

The Panama Maritime Authority officially inaugurated a Miami office to facilitate technical inquiries and respond to clients on the US East Coast, the registry’s technical office was located in New York.

Panama has the biggest merchant navy in the world and ship registration process has been digitalized to be able to attend customers’ needs all year round.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, minister of maritime affairs and administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, said the office will […]

Canal offers incentives to Neopanamax on return journey south

The Neopanamax ships will receive incentives, if they use the Panama Canal on its return trip.

By Franklin Castrellón

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has formulated a proposal to modify the toll system which, on the one hand, provides incentives to Neopanamax vessels on their partially empty return voyage to the South Pacific. On the other hand, the ACP reassigns the container/loose cargo vessels from its classification in the “other” segment to the general cargo segment, which will generate savings for these types of vessels for using the Panamanian route. The […]

Characteristics of Land Cargo Transport in Latin America

La edad de las flotas de camiones es elevada.

In a document entitled “Automotive Cargo Transport (TAC) in Latin America: Logistic Support for Production and Trade”, developed by José Barbero and Pablo Guerrero, and published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) the characteristics of this sector, is outlined and its projections.

The report, in general, was carried out from various studies and includes 14 countries, revealing the enormous diversity of the sector. This is verified not only among the different countries, but also within […]

United States lends airport equipment to Panama

As part of joint efforts by Panamanian and US authorities to improve regional air transport safety, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provided equipment for aviation security inspection to the Panamanian State.

This project, which began in 2015, comes after the resumption of the global commitment to strengthen civil aviation safety standards unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council through Resolution 2309 of September 22, 2016.

The equipment loan will be carried out in […]

Agunsa and the challenge of adapting and innovating as a ship agent

Agunsa ofrece todo tipo de servicios a la industria marítima.

Waldo Caroca, manager of the Agunsa ship agency area, stressed the importance of this activity.

In the logistics chain of the maritime industry, the work of the agency is key because it assumes the representation and coordination of a series of activities that allow the normal operation of a ship in a port.

For this, the agency is invested with the legal representation of a shipowner or a charterer before the local authorities and competent […]