Panama Canal expansion unleashes port battles

Un barco neo-panamax.

Ports from the US to Cuba are investing huge sums of money to compete for the mega-ships that began to cross the expanded Panama Canal on June 26.

The original set of locks has provided service to the world in a very efficient manner for over 100 years.

The question now is how long will the new locks last and how successful will they be?

They were inaugurated on June 26 at a cost that […]

Expansion gives impetus to Corozal

Puerto de Corozal.

By Franklin Castrellón

The start of operations of the expanded Canal seems to have given the required impetus to the realization of the port of Corozal, the construction of which has been called for years by the maritime community under the leadership of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP).

Last week, the newly installed president of the CMP, Rommel Troetsch, added his voice categorically to those of his predecessors, Juan Carlos Croston and Willys Delvalle, […]

DP World Caucedo, Dominican Republic port

Puerto de Caucedo.

DP World Caucedo is a world-class marine terminal and free zone, located in Punta Caucedo, near the city of Santo Domingo, which is the political and commercial capital of the country. It is part of the DP World portfolio of marine terminals, a global leader in terminal operations. Operations started in December, 2003, working under the highest standards with quality and operational efficiency, providing the cornerstones of its success and development in the Dominican Republic.


Buenaventura to have robotized warehouse

Sociedad Portuaria de Buenaventura.

The general manager of the Port Society of Buenaventura, Victor Julio Gonzalez, who is in front of the office for the second time, referred to the status of the project in an interview with the newspaper El Tiempo of Colombia.

In it, he stated that the port is operating seven days a week over 24 hours. “If a cargo generator plans, warns and comes with a vehicle at 2 in the morning, the port can […]

SSA México develops vehicle handling port

Puerto de Lázaro Cárdenas.

SSA Mexico has received the award for 30 years to develop the first Specialized Automobile Terminal in Lazaro Cardenas for an initial investment of $51.6 million, including a quay of 600 meters, among other facilities

The Port Authority API Lazaro Cardenas awarded the concession to SSA Mexico, belonging to the Carrix Group, a specialist in port terminals, with the aim of developing the first Specialized Automobile Terminal (TEA).

The project includes, in its first stage, […]

Panama close to being global logistics “hub”

Fibra óptica.

Some 1,263 kilometers of fiber optic cable, covering an equal distance between Venezuela and the Canary Islands, were handled in a Panamanian port

The port of Cristobal in the city of Colon concluded an operation of 12 days, during which the handling and transshipment took place of 1,263 kilometers of fiber optic cable that was originally used to connect Venezuela with the Canary Islands.

It is the second time the terminal, administered by Panama Ports […]

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 […]