The future of the Enrique E. Jiménez International Airport

Joseph Fidanque III

To boost tourism to Colón, Joseph Fidanque III, General Manager of Tocumen International Airport, announced plans at the recently held FOTUR forum for the reactivation of the Enrique E. Jiménez Airport.

Fidanque noted that the Jiménez airport does not yet have the expected activity despite an investment of $60 million made by the previous administration. Investors are now looking to repurpose the use of the facilities by creating an international training center for the Aeronautics [...]

Panama moves to attract the cruise ship market

La Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá (ATP) espera recibir más de 100 cruceros en la actual temporada de cruceros

Reviving the Colón Free Port Law

The plan to turn the city of Colón into a free port, which emerged 23 years ago, will finally become a reality. A key component of the initiative launched by the administration of President Varela, the plan to extend the free trade zone to include 16 blocks of Colón city, is a strategic move to attract the cruise ship market, whose travelers can benefit from duty-free shopping.

This plan [...]

Colón Chamber of Commerce announces dates for Expocolón2015

The international logistics exhibition, Expocolón2015, seeks to reposition the province of Colón as the backbone of this industry sector in the country.

The event is sponsored by the Panama government through entities such as the Panama Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Panama Maritime Authority, the City of Colón Municipality and the Colón Free Zone.

In this first version, to be held at the Hotel Melia Panama Canal from September 16 to [...]

Investing in the future of Colón

Un crucero pasando por Colón hacia el Canal. El plan a largo plazo de Varela pretende capturar este mercado a beneficio de la ciudad

Panama sets sights on establishing its Caribbean port as a stop for major cruise lines

Business leaders, government officials and tourism industry representatives met recently in Colón to discuss strategies to create an economic windfall to benefit both the city and the province. The Varela administration has major plans for infrastructural improvements, yet recognizes the need to involve the populace in its future. The Bulletin looks at this ambitious and multifaceted project which aims to [...]

Russia will open alternative route across the Arctic

Porque Rusia es el único país del mundo que cuenta con una flota de rompehielos atómicos, disfrutará de un monopolio en la ruta

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a development plan for a new route across the Arctic.

“We have approved (June 8) the development project of the Northern Sea Route. As is well known, this is the shortest route between Europe and the Far East, the Asia-Pacific region and the west coast of the US,” he announced to the press.

Medvedev acknowledged that the Arctic route is underused and that the annual volume of freight is [...]

Port located for auxiliary maritime service sector

El nuevo puerto estará situada bajo el Puente de las Américas

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) began the process of planning, design and construction of a pier on the Pacific for operations of the auxiliary maritime industry. The project would take shape through the modality of a public – private partnership.

A statement from the AMP said: “True to its role of developing auxiliary maritime industries, the AMP began the process of planning, design and subsequent construction of a dock for auxiliary maritime industries, located on [...]

Marcos A. Gelabert airport’s big move

Actualmente Air Panamá tiene su base de operación en la terminal de Albrook

The busy domestic flight terminal is being transferred to make room for the fourth bridge over the Canal

The construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal, a project tied to the building of Metro Line 3 towards Panama Oeste, will impact land and air transport services in the City. Because of the expected stress the project will have on traffic flow along one of the City’s main arteries, the project is now calling [...]