New bunker metering solutions for operations in Panama

El sistema de medición bunker de Endress+Hauser

Every single day, bunker oil is pumped into the fuel tanks of tanker, cargo, bulk carrier and fishing ships. Particularly in Panama Canal, more than 10 000 MT [1] of bunker oil are delivered daily to tenths of ships.

The traditional quantity measurements via manual tank gauging or sounding use to be associated with a great amount of uncertainty due to error prone volume to mass calculation, as well as to the air content not [...]

Wise words on Central American Logistics from the Aimar Group

“One if by land and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore will be.”

These immortal words by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, were written in 1860, telling a version of a story of Paul Revere’s ride and of how the colonists were warned of an impending British invasion.

Today it reminds us of an important logistic point, especially when deciding whether to ship cargo via ocean or via land in Central [...]

Sopisco celebrates its 20th anniversary

Sopisco celebrates its 20th anniversary

SOPISCO PANAMA, SA is celebrating 20 years of serving the maritime community as agents at the Panama Canal and all ports of the Republic of Panama.

Its founder, Mr. Carlos Gomez, who after having accumulated vast experience in Cie. Gle. Transatlantique / French Line, one of the most prestigious shipping companies in the world at the time, felt it was time to make his own way and start his own company.

The big challenge for [...]

Floating Dock installed in Puerto Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, Rodman

Puerto Vasco Nuñez de Balboa en Rodman (Arraiján)

Petroamerica Terminal SA (PATSA), operator of Puerto Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in Rodman (Arraiján) has installed a floating dock to meet with efficiency and safety, the needs of the Panamanian maritime industry in the Pacific sector of the Republic of Panama and ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Among the services provided is the flexible rental of space of 20m2 which allows the storage of goods, offered for short or long duration. It also provides [...]

Colon Free Port studied by free zone and governmental entities

La Dirección de Ingresos, Migración, Aduana, Asesores y personal de la Zona Libre reunidos con el Gerente de La Zona Libre, Surse Pierpoint

The Manager of the Colon Free Zone, Surse Pierpoint, met with representatives of the Department of Revenue, Immigration, Customs, and advisers and staff of the Free Zone to discuss technical issues on the Colón Free Port project.

The project is part of the new Colon development plan, with the initiation of studies to extend the benefits of the Free Zone to the 16 city streets of Colon.

This law is for national citizens and tourists [...]

Logistics experts to exhibit projects at PanamaMaritime

PanamaMaritime XII Conference and Exhibition

The Panama Canal expansion will have a significant impact on world trade patterns, and PanamaMaritime XII Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Megapolis Convention Center April 12 – 15, will be the scene in which industry players will present their plans and projects to tap the growing traffic of the huge newpanamax ships.

Public entities of major maritime nations and organizations from industry and academia, have examined the impact that the expanded Canal [...]

Hidalgo and Panama work with successful models

Gobernador Francisco Olvera se reúne con empresarios en Panamá

During his recent working visit to Panama, the Governor of Hidalgo, Mexico, Francisco Olvera, accompanied by his wife, Guadalupe Romero, president of the Board of DIF, visited the project Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute of Panama, which is a successful business model in Panama.

Accompanied by the Ambassador of Mexico in Panama, José Ignacio Piña; Arturo Aguilar, director of the Tecnológico de Monterrey headquartered in Panama and Panamanian businessmen, the chief executive of [...]