Panama Chamber of Shipping

ACP hold reforestation day Cámara Marítima y la ACP

Cámara Marítima y la ACP realizan jornada de reforestación

On Sunday, July 17, a group of volunteers from the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) conducted a reforestation day in the Canal watershed area near the newly established Scale Ship Training Center.

The welcoming remarks were given by Rommel Troetsch, president of the CMP and by engineer Manuel Benitez, Deputy Administrator of the ACP. They stressed the importance of this type of activity that raises awareness of environmental care […]

New CMP Board bets on the Canal

Rommel Troetsch.

A new leadership of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) has been elected, headed by Rommel Troetsch. There were two candidates and the nomination was won by only two votes.

Harnessing the Panama Canal expansion to increase maritime business of the conglomerate, is one of the main challenges that the new Board faces.

The new Board was elected by members of the organization that has more than 200 member companies of different activities in the […]

CMP rejects new inspection tariffs

Cámara Marítima rechaza nuevas tarifas de AUPSA

The Panama Chamber of Shipping and shipping company members of this association asked the Panamanian Authority of Food Safety (AUPSA) to reconsider its actions regarding a new set of prices for the services it gives.

According to the Chamber these new tariffs will represent an increase of up to 48% on the cost of transshipment on the Panama route for food products starting from April 1, 2016.

Transshipment cargo represents more than 95% of what […]

Chamber of Shipping organizes Logistic Summit 2016

On Friday, March 11, the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) will discuss the future of the logistics platform and what will happen after the expanded Canal opens to the maritime sector.

This event is the Panama Logistic Summit, of international stature, where prominent international guests will present their diverse perspectives on issues of great relevance to the sector.

The event, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel, will update the national logistics industry both at […]

Goverment works with private sector

CMP apoya al Gabinete Logístico

By Franklin Castrellón

The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) has said they are satisfied with the implementation of the Logistics Office by the Panamanian government, and consider it a big step towards the ultimate goal of turning Panama into a regional logistics hub through “the establishment of the Consultative Council with the participation of the private sector”.

At a meeting on January 21, 2016, with representatives of the maritime and logistics industry, the ministers of […]

CMP and AMP foster growth of auxiliary maritime industry

In order to further strengthen the logistics and maritime potential of the country, the Board of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) met with Jorge Barakat, director of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and the Director of Ports, Gerardo Varela, to receive updates on the current management of the AMP.

Highlighted was the progress of building a dock for the auxiliary maritime industry, which is expected to be tendered in January 2016.

“We’ve received a […]

“Neo-Panamax bunker operations”

Panama Bunkering 2015

Panama Bunkering 2015

The 6th Bunkering Forum, PanamaBunkering will be held from October 6 to 7 at the Tryp Hotel in Albrook.

The event is organized by the Panama Chamber of Shipping and aims to unite the bunkering sector, agencies, carriers and service providers to discuss the problems facing this sector of the maritime industry and present them to the various authorities.

Engineer Nicolas Vukelja Duque, chairman of the Chamber Bunkering Committee and organizer of […]