A port for Isla Margarita

Una impresión artística del diseño de la futura terminal en Isla Margarita.

Panama Colon Container Port Inc (PCCP) announced that they will soon start construction of the long awaited container port on Isla Margarita, Colon province.

The construction includes a container yard with a capacity to handle up to 2.5 million TEUs per year, with four docks occupying 1,200 meters of water frontage and the first with the ability to serve Neopanamax ships.

The project will make it one of the most important ports in Panama and […]

Maersk, MSC dominate in Mar Del Plata cargo

Maersk y MSC domina en Mar Del Plata este año

Dominated by Maersk, so far this year nearly 20,000 tons of products have been exported from the terminal of Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The port also increased the operation of the fishing fleet dedicated to automated squid fishing and the port is already thinking of dredging maintenance.

The vessel “Saturn” starred on its last stop taking the largest loads on record at the port of Mar del Plata since the last dredging work was completed, […]

Concession process advances on Port of Corozal

Terreno donde se construirá el Puerto de Corozal.

By Franklin Castrellón

The process for granting the concession for “design, construction, development and operation” of the port of Corozal on the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal will reach a key milestone on April 11, 2016.

On that date the period will expire for interested companies to submit their documents for the implementation of the project, said the Vice President of Planning and Business Development of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Oscar Bazan.

The […]

Panama needs more ports

El Canal de Panamá ampliado.

Not only should the port of Corozal be carried ahead immediately, but more ports and infrastructure are needed to exploit the Canal expansion.

This is the opinion of businessmen in the logistics sector, who are unanimous: the opening of the new and expanded Panama Canal locks should be the starting point of the consolidation of Panama as a major logistics hub for the hemisphere.

They note that already there is a lack of dock space […]

Auxiliary industry will have a dock

Auxiliary industry will have a dock

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) fulfilling its role of promoting development of Auxiliary Maritime Industries, has announced on the web page www.panamacompras.gob.pa – the electronic system of public procurement – the tender for design and construction of a pier for Auxiliary Maritime Industries, which will be located in the area of the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal in La Boca.

This publication provides the opportunity for all interested parties, local and foreign, to participate, […]

The trend is to seek port efficiency

La eficiencia en los puertos es esencial.

Eduardo Lugo, dean of the Faculty of Logistics, Maritime and Port Studies at the Interamerican University of Panama (UIP) ensures that except for Panama, the rest of Central America is behind in modernization processes.

For example, the process of granting the docks 4, 5 and 6 to the Central Operadora Portuaria (OPC) is a definite step toward port efficiency in Honduras, says Lugo. The expert was visiting Honduras and gave a lecture for students, businessmen […]

PSA Panama promotes safety culture

Empleados de PSA.

About 150 people including workers, contractors and authorities of the Panamanian maritime sector came together to celebrate Safety Week, an activity of PSA International, to raise awareness of the risks within the port industry and to build an injury free workplace.

This year’s celebration included the launch of the PSA Panama Safety Commitment Award, with which workers, operations and engineering staff recognized four colleagues through a vote based on attitudes and willingness to work towards […]