Ports

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 […]

Central American ports must adapt to new shipping demands

Puerto Quetzal.

The shipping world demands port efficiency, due to the need to load and unload large numbers of containers in a short time. The expansion of the Panama Canal has led to the construction of larger vessels with more capacity. However, the economic crisis of 2009 and the fall of freight volumes by half, explained Ricardo Cruz, chairman of the transport and logistics committee of the El Salvador Chamber of Commerce (Camarasal).

At present there are […]

Panama Pacific Cruise Terminal awarded

Una terminal de crucero se construirá en Calzada Amador.

The consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, consisting of the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, will build the cruise ship terminal on Perico Island, on the Amador causeway.

The consortium committed to reducing its economic offer to meet the reference price set by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The companies had offered $197 million, exceeding by $31 million the amount set by the entity. Article 23, point 23, of Law 22, which […]

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 […]

Government of Panama proposes to extend Colón Container Terminal contract

Colón Container Terminal.

The Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán, presented on January 19 a bill before the National Assembly to award an extension on the 20 year contract for the development of the Port of Coco Solo North Container Terminal, in the Colón province.

According to information supplied by the Government of Panama, the minister said that in 1996 a Contract for the development, Construction, Operation and Administration of a Container Terminal in the Port of Coco […]

Low expectations for cargo movement in Panamanian ports

Puerto de Balboa.

The president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, Rommel Troetsch, estimated that the cargo movement of the national port system will close in 2016 with a drop of 10%. And, according to his forecasts for 2017, he does not expect any improvement.

“No growth is expected for 2017 compared to current movement of cargo, although we must wait until April to observe the cargo movement when the shipping transport contracts between major exporters and shipping […]

Corozal and Amador will strengthen Panama’s competitiveness

Sitio del futuro puerto de Corozal.

The start of construction of the Port of Corozal and a pier which will serve the auxiliary maritime industry in the Pacific littoral will give added value to the Panamanian route and will boost Panama’s transformation into the Americas’ logistic platform, local shipping industry sources informed “The Bulletin”.

Also Panama Canal Railway Co. (PCRC), the U.S. railway operator that connects the three ports of the Atlantic with the port of Balboa in the Pacific, has […]