Panama Canal expansion unleashes port battles

Un barco neo-panamax.

Ports from the US to Cuba are investing huge sums of money to compete for the mega-ships that began to cross the expanded Panama Canal on June 26.

The original set of locks has provided service to the world in a very efficient manner for over 100 years.

The question now is how long will the new locks last and how successful will they be?

They were inaugurated on June 26 at a cost that […]

Canal’s executive receives distinction from Cornell

De izquierda a derecha, John Foote, Jorge de la Guardia y Nicolás Ardito Barletta, Jr., con sus respectivas esposas Kristen, Elvira (Bibi) y Anamae posaron para las cámaras al concluir la ceremonia.

The College of Engineering at Cornell University has distinguished the Panamanian engineer Jorge de la Guardia “for his integral role in the historic enlargement of the Panama Canal.” The mention notes that de la Guardia “is an example of the tradition of excellence” of graduates from the research center. The award was presented on June 25, on the eve of the inauguration of the expanded Canal, by the executive director of the Policy Program of […]

Panama Canal boosts the Caribbean

Dominican Republic President, Danilo Medina, has said the expanded Panama Canal “will bring more opportunities for the Caribbean region, and lauded his Panamanian counterpart, Juan Carlos Varela, for the project’s materialization.

Medina attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Canal expansion.

The Dominican leader said:

“We celebrate with Panama the implementation of the expanded canal, which opens new doors to progress for the whole region,” tweeted Medina, who congratulated the Panamanians and their president for the […]

Transport companies and refrigeration equipment suppliers

Vegetales y frutas se conservan mejor gracias a la Cadena de Frío.

By Juan Morales, Operations Manager (Jmorales@tkpanama.com) Thermo King of Panama

The cold chain is a temperature controlled supply chain. An example of the cold chain is in the food industry, where products pass through a series of processes and activities to ensure their quality and safety until the moment they reach the end consumer.

A cold chain remains intact to assure a consumer that the products, especially perishables, have been maintained within the temperature range […]

DHL Global reaches new quality standard

Aparato para monitorear la temperatura.

DHL Global Forwarding, a specialist in air and ocean freight forwarder, DHL Group, within Deutsche Post, is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to raise the standard in the transport of pharmaceutical products to implement CEIV Pharma Certification of IATA in all its key facilities worldwide.

The DHL Global Forwarding station located in Brussels, Belgium, received the Certification CEIV Pharma. IATA awards after performing independent audits and training, including the Regulations on temperature […]

Panama Canal Expansion ends

Ampliación del Canal de Panamá inaugurada

Finally, a year and a half late, the expansion of the Panama Canal is finished and the first ship has crossed in what will be the new era of this important seaway.

The recent scandal of the “Panama Papers” has passed into the background with the good news of the opening of the new canal locks. After seven years the consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) has handed over the works to the government […]

Caribana Express, a versatile ship

M.N. Caribana Express.

Caribana Line S.A., is a Panamanian shipping company, offering sea freight services and which develops its administrative operations in Panama, Republic of Panama.

The company offers services with the M. N. CARIBANA EXPRESS, either for sale or charter under contract.

This vessel, under Panamanian flag is 100% versatile and has a profile is ideal for coastal shipping services, cargo handling in general, containerized, wheeled cargo, construction material and/or for special projects.

The ship a spotless […]