Logistics

MOP receives proposals for fourth bridge over the Canal

Cuarto puente sobre el Canal.

Panama’s Ministry of Public Works (MOP) received the proposals from the four prequalified consortia for the design and construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.

At the ceremony, held in the Yellow Room of the Presidency of the Republic, the companies presented their proposals: Consortium Panama Fourth Bridge, made up by China Communications Construction Company Ltd/China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd; Dragados Sucursal Panamá, S.A.; Astaldi Consortium – DAELIM conformed by Astaldi S.P.A./ DAELIM […]

China Merchants Ports buys port of Paranaguá, Brazil

China Merchants Ports has bought 90% of the Brazilian company TCP Participaçoes, which manages the port of Paranaguá, the second largest in the South American country, located in the State of Paraná (south), EFE reported.

The agreement between the two companies closed for about $935 million, TCP Participaçoes said in a statement to the financial market.

In 2016, China Merchants Ports, as a group, had investments in 28 ports and 188 docks for containers, six […]

CAM Panama 2017 will take place in September

Temas relacionados con el Gas Natural Licuado (LNG – GNL) estarán a cargo de AES Panama y Lloyd Register.

Under the title “The Next 100 Years,” the Panama Chamber of Shipping has announced its event for education and the updating of the maritime, port and logistics sector that will be held from September 27 to 29.

The title “The Next 100 Years” is in the framework of the 100 years of the Panama Ship Registry. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City.

The conference will integrate, for the first time, […]

Panama ready to implement the Convention for the control of Ship’s Ballast Water

El Convenio Internacional para el Control y la Gestión del Agua de Lastre y los Sedimentos de los Buques protegerá el medio ambiente.

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted in 2004 (BWM), comes into force on 8 September, and aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ballast water and sediments of ships.

Accordingly, all ships engaged in international maritime transport must carry out their ballast and sediment water management in accordance with […]

Center promotes knowledge of Standards and Technology to boost economic development

Oficinas de GS1 en Panamá.

From code identification to complete traceability processes are topics explained at a Knowledge Center which has opened in Panama City so that the public can understand the benefits of the GS1 System and the technological advances it offers for logistics and economic development of the country.

This specialized center, an effort of GS1 Panama, similar to GS1 in various countries where it has a presence, has become a potential contributor for the training of thousands […]

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 […]