Logistics

FCC wins contract to build storage terminal

FCC gana el contrato para construir la terminal

The consortium FCC and Felguera IHI have won the contract to construct the Vopak oil storage terminal in Bahía las Minas (province of Colón), on the Panamanian Atlantic coast.

The contract was awarded by Royal Vopak, one of the world’s leading providers of independent tank storage for the oil and chemical industry.

The new terminal will be located next to the Chevron terminal of 509,000 mbc (thousands of barrels of oil) in Panama. It will […]

Dry Canal project remains on track

The partners in the Guatemala Technology Corridor Project (CTG) presented the advances of the private public alliance that looks towards a dry canal to unite the oceans and facilitate commercial activity and that could be ready in 2022.

The Liaison Office for Latin America (Odepal) presented the Interoceanic Corridor of Guatemala project of national interest for development with the participation of foreign investors.

This will be the most important work of this millennium in the […]

Low cost airlines conquer Central America

Líneas aéreas de bajo costo conquistan Centroamérica

Twenty years ago the segment of low-cost airlines took off, mainly in Europe and the United States.

Latin America first saw the trend in emerging markets, such as Brazil.

In the case of Central America, the flights have begun to arrive with a little delay, but each day they are strengthening in the market.

The boom has occurred especially in Panama and Costa Rica, which have operations of companies such as Viva Colombia, Wingo and […]

1,000 Neo-panamax ships crossed the Canal

MSC Anzu hizo el histórico tránsito número 1,000 por el Canal Ampliado.

Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal announced that it has welcomed its 1,000th Neo-panamax vessel through the waterway, highlighting the importance of the route and customers’ continued faith in the safe, reliable and efficient service the Canal provides.

On Sunday, March 19, the containership Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Anzu made the historic 1,000th transit through the Expanded Canal, heading northbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific […]

APL extends risk insurance against cargo in transit

SMARTcool Assured

American President Line (APL) has extended its cargo insurance to shippers who require protection against the risk of loss or damage to their cargo in transit.

This comes from APL’s partnership with one of the largest marine insurance companies in the world, which will allow it to offer options of guarantees such as “Total Cover” for maximum protection; “Main Cover” that protects against important events and “Customized Cover” with “tailor-made” solutions for cargo securing.

APL […]

CMP: The State must join forces Port of Corozal requires final push

Panamá esta lista para un nuevo puerto

Por Franklin Castrellón

Following the absence of proposals by the four global port operators that had prequalified to develop and operate the port of Corozal on the Pacific side of the Canal, the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) called on the Canal Authority, the Judicial Branch and the Legislative Branch to resolve the problems that prevented the submission of proposals and to promote the implementation of that project.

CMP President, Rommel Troetsch, believes that there […]

Crowley enhances shipping service between Florida and Panama

El MV Weisshorn.

To better serve customers shipping between the U.S. and Panama, Crowley Maritime Corp. ’s liner services group has enhanced its ocean container transportation services with a new, weekly sailing connecting Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Fla., more directly with Manzanillo, Panama. This sailing complements a new office in Panama, which combines Crowley’s ocean cargo and logistics personnel, to provide streamlined supply chain services.

Two Crowley 1,100-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, the MV Toronto Trader and […]