The Manager of the Colón Free Zone, Surse Pierpoint, participated in the ceremonial act of “Signing a Cooperation Agreement” between Houston and Colón, made by the Mayor of the District of Colon, Federico Policani, and the Mayor of Houston, Annise D. Parker, to strengthen relations and carry out works that benefit the province.
Houston Mayor Parker explained that the importance of the signing of this agreement is to exchange knowledge with local authorities and to [...]
A project for a new Atlantic Mega Transshipment Port (MTA) in Costa Rica, could move to its next phase in 2015, with the start of feasibility studies.
This would be the first stage of a dry canal proposed by the Amega company to connect cargo movements between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
While the rest of the dry canal has failed to develop, the mega port itself would be profitable, it was stated by Jose [...]
Panama appears in the 40th position of the top 100 ports worldwide, according to the English publications Containerisation International and Lloyd’s List.
Colon shows a movement of 3.3 million TEUs (20 feet long equivalents) and Balboa is at position 45, with 3.0 million TEUs, according to this list.
The port of Santos, Brazil, appears with a cargo turnover of 3.4 million TEUs in the 38th position in the ranking.
The other Latin American ports appearing [...]