Indonesia has a 22-Port Mega-Plan

While the Panama Canal expansion has led ports in close proximity to prepare to compete, a similar scenario is taking place in South East Asia.

Indonesia Port Corporations (IPC) or PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo), Indonesia’s state-owned port operator is to build 22 ports in the country in the next five years for an anticipated cost of around $3.5 billion.

This is in order to support the Indonesian government’s plan to turn Indonesia into a maritime [...]

Mexico opens logistic center in Colón Port

México abre centro logístico en Colón

It is in the Colón Free Port in Panama, where the West Mexican Council for Foreign Trade (Comce) will open, before the end of this year, a logistics center for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit to export their goods to the Latin American market.

After several months of paperwork and finding the right warehouse, they finally have the site and the physical space to house the products made in Mexico [...]

TOC Americas to evaluate handling of mega-ships

CSCL Globe es el portacontenedores más grande del mundo, tiene una capacidad de 19.000 TEUs y 400 metros de eslora

The 15th version of the annual forum for container transport in the region, TOC Americas returns to Panama from October 3 to 15, at a crucial moment when the expansion of the Panama Canal – costing $5,200 million – is approaching. Beginning next April, container ships up to 13,000 TEUs can navigate the canal, increasing by more than double, the current capacity of ships of 5,000 TEUs.

It is expected that the opening of this [...]

Corozal, first Green Latin American Port

puerto de Corozal

By Franklin Castrellón

Port of Corozal will be friendly to the environmet

The port of Corozal will be the first green port in Latin America, which means that its operation will “consider not only social and economic aspects, but also the environment,” the administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Jorge L. Quijano, told The Bulletin. Consequently, he said, the activities will cause minimal impact, while measures will be taken to control air quality, water, [...]

Expologística the fair that unites the world

Expologística la feria que une al mundo

Expologística is a fair that this year focuses on training and refresher courses for professionals in the logistics and multimodal transport sector. The conference cycle includes more than 20 speakers from Spain, the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Panama, who will present innovative and topical issues on the logistics sector.

One case study to be considered is that of Juan Valdez, a Colombian company whose success lies in joint work of small entrepreneurs who are [...]

Reduction in high costs of logistics services urged

Urge reducir altos costos de los servicios logísticos

The costs of logistics services are unquestionably linked to the viability of a country like Panama to become an international logistics platform.

This is one of the major objectives of the National Maritime Strategy. According to World Bank studies, in Central America logistics costs represent, on average, 40% of the final price of consumer products, while in the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that cost is only 8%.

While [...]

Largest cranes in Latin America arrive at MIT-Panama

La motonave, que zarpó de Shanghai, China, tomó dos meses en alta mar para transportar las grúas pórtico

Four new super post-Panamax gantry cranes, the largest in Latin America, arrived in Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), a subsidiary of SSA Marine, located in the province of Colón.

President Juan Carlos Varela, accompanied by the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat, Stanley Motta, director of MIT. and port administrative and operational staff, toured the facilities and witnessed the unloading of the new equipment.

“MIT is a successful example of private investment in one [...]