Panama studying logistics development in Canal area

The government of Panama is studying the best way to carry out logistics development in the Panama Canal area. The goal is to make use of 95,000 hectares surrounding the Canal.

The Master Plan of the Interoceanic Zone is to give the most efficient and productive use to the 95,000 hectares surrounding the Panama Canal.

The number of hectares dedicated to logistics development will be 50,000, and the remaining 40,000 hectares will be devoted to [...]

Green light for eight projects in Mariel

Puerto de Mariel

The first eight projects approved in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZEDM) were presented at FIHAV 2015, the main trade show of Cuba, which held its XXXIII edition with exhibitors from over 70 countries.

Wendy Miranda, director of the Coordination of Procedures of the ZEDM, told reporters that the group of selected projects are one hundred percent of foreign capital.

The other three are the Cuban-Brazilian joint venture for production of cigarettes BRASCUBA, the [...]

Algeciras highlights success of Hanjin to attract investment

Puerto Bahía de Algeciras

The Port Authority of Algeciras Bay (APBA), presented in Madrid the “Algeciras Korean Business Cluster” project that aims to attract investment from South Korea to the main port of Spain, despite the 10,000 kilometers separating the two countries.

Rather, it is an incentive based on the well established experience of the Hanjin group and the semiautomatic TTI Algeciras terminal (TTIA).

It is considered to be time for pioneering technology. It is also seen as a [...]

Demand increasing for professionals in maritime and port administration

La demanda de especialistas en logística y puertos aumentará

Peru has become a major transshipment center in recent years and is estimated to expand with greater demand for professionals dedicated to this sector when the Panama Canal expansion is completed.

The demand will increase next year when the Panama Canal expansion project begins operation, a monumental work that will allow the transit of ships nearly three times larger than those currently passing through, said Eduardo Lugo, Dean of the Faculty of Logistics, Maritime and [...]

New ferry plans to expedite Central American cargo

Ferry agilizará exportaciones en Centroamérica

The Spanish company Naviera del Odiel is to offer the service of moving goods between El Salvador and Costa Rica taking a third of the time currently taken by road transport.

Once the new maritime service starts operations, it will connect the ports of La Union and Caldera, starting next year.

Exports to Guatemala and Honduras would also benefit as inland carriers cannot pass through Customs once the goods enter El Salvador.

The port of [...]

First tender for the fourth bridge over the Canal

cuarto puente sobre el Canal

The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) began the process to contract a company to manage and supervise the construction of the Fourth Bridge over the Panama Canal. It is a tender for $22.2 million for the hiring of a company “to ensure the proper achievement of the project objectives in terms of design, construction and development,” as stated in the invitation to bid documents

This mega project contemplates the construction of roads of massive transport [...]

Work advances on dry canal of Honduras

Work continues on the “Dry Canal” of Honduras, with the first section to be opened in the first three months of next year, reported officials of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (INSEP).

At present, the work of the section comprising 50 kilometers from the town of San Antonio in Comayagua to San Juan, Aguanqueterique, La Paz, wich is 60 percent complete.

Roberto Ordonez, head of Insep, making an inspection in the area, explained [...]