Logistics

AAPA’s Latin American Ports Congress will analyze world transport and commerce

Oscar Bazán de la ACP.

With the opening of the Uruguayan Minister of Transport, Victor Rossi, who will detail his vision of the country’s logistics projection, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will hold its 16th Latin American Ports Congress from November 6 to 9 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, hosted by the National Ports Administration of that country.

The themes of the Congress are framed in how trade and transport advances in the dilemma of a new world […]

Canal tolls approved by Cabinet

The new Panama Canal tariff were approved.

The new Panama Canal tariffs were approved in the Cabinet and now only waits to be published in the Official Gazette, it was confirmed by Panama Canal administrator Jorge Quijano.

Quijano said that after an in-depth analysis of the comments received from users and discussion with the Board, an adjustment was only made on the return days for the proposal of the container ships, increasing it from 25 to 28 days.

The original proposal for […]

Panama Canal reaches 103 years since its opening

Construcción del Canal de Panamá a principios del siglo XX.

The Panama Canal has contributed to the National Treasury more than $11.6 billion since it was returned to Panama in 1999.

The Canal celebrated its 103 years on August 15, with a variety of events. After its inauguration in 1914, the route has been a key element in international maritime trade by shortening the connection of several sea routes between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, which before its inauguration, forced ships to use the […]

BID promotes Mesoamerican transport, logistics and integration

El corredor mesoamericano.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced a contribution of $800,000 through the approval of two technical cooperation grants, each of $400,000, for the Strategic Program for the Development of Infrastructure and the Strategic Program for the Development of Integration.

In both cases, the beneficiary countries will be Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, members of the Mesoamerica Project.

In this way the IDB will contribute to the […]

CMA CGM on the verge of ordering nine 22,000 TEU ships

CMA CGM está aumentando su flota.

Despite a long period of sobriety by shipping companies in making new orders for large ships, the race seems to be starting again with news that CMA CGM is preparing to order nine units of 22,000 TEUs.

According to a report by Drewry, following the information provided by “Dayly Splash” and another by Lloyd’s List, the French shipping company is said to be in the last stages of negotiations to finalize six new orders, plus […]

Chinese port operators expand with unprecedented aggressiveness

Cosco Shipping Ports y China Merchants Ports han impulsado fusiones.

Prospects for global demand growth in container ports are are now more optimistic and Chinese market players are moving forward aggressively with high-level purchasing of terminals.

In that sense, major shipping mergers and acquisitions are changing the landscape, marking a better future, according to the Global Annual Report on Container Operator Terminals 2017, in its fifteenth year of publication by Drewry.

Drewry’s forecast of demand of container terminal operators is more positive than that reported […]

Tender for fourth bridge over the Panama Canal postponed

Maqueta del cuarto puente sobre el Canal

Four groups will compete to build the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal, following the withdrawal of the consortium formed by the Korean Hyundai and the Spanish Sacyr, which join the departure of the group CCB, conformed by the Brazilian Odebrecht that was told to resign in January.

The Ministry of Public Works modified the date of receipt of offers, so that on September 5 the two consortiums integrated by Chinese companies, one led by […]