Experts warn of poor infrastructure in emerging cruise ports

Experts warn of poor infrastructure in emerging cruise ports

The lack of infrastructure, high operating costs and complex bureaucracy, among other factors, in attractive areas of Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, are highly detrimental to the launch of cruise tourism.

This was stated at the conference “Development of port infrastructure in emerging markets”, within the thirty-first Cruise Shipping Fair of Miami, in which managers of shipping and port terminal executives exchanged their views.

”Infrastructure in the port terminals, such as in Santos, Rio [...]

AMP-CAF cooperate to revive Puerto Armuelles

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A technical cooperation agreement for the revival of Puerto Armuelles and the creation of an intermodal dry canal was signed between the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and CAF Development Bank of Latin America.

With the signing of this agreement, the financial institution provides support to the AMP through the contribution of $100,000, which will go towards the creation of a business model for the Puerto Armuelles project in the province of Chiriqui.

According to the [...]

PSA expands Panama terminal to handle 1.8 million TEUs

La terminal PSA en Rodman tendrá un muelle de 800 metros para atender buques super-pospanamax

State will help improve port connectivity

The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) is to expand the terminal operated by its subsidiary, PSA Panama International Terminal, in the former Rodman Naval Base, to increase its current capacity of 450,000 containers (TEUs) per year to a minimum of 1,850,000 TEUs annually.

The terminal will also have the capacity to handle bulk cargo and vehicles (ro-ro). The work will cost $350 million.

According to Drewry Maritime Research, PSA [...]

ACP visits Louisiana to attract natural gas market

The Panama Canal has signed a cooperation agreement with the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, as part of the strategy to attract new customers in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to the advantages offered by the expanded Canal.

The agreement was signed by the Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, and the executive director of the port, William J. Rase, during a tour of the port terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the [...]

Corozal port development adds value to Panama route

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The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) considers a success the development plan of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for a new container terminal for ships at the Pacific entrance of the Canal, given that it will add great value to the Panamanian route, as suggested by the technical studies that supported the initiative. It will also strengthen the maritime and logistics conglomerate in the country.

In these terms the president of the CMP, Juan [...]

Despite PPC criticism: ACP pushes ahead with Corozal terminal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has justified its decision to pursue the development of a port terminal in the area of Corozal because it represents an opportunity to maximize the value of the route through the Panama Canal and it also promotes increased cargo traffic through the waterway.

However; Panama Ports Company (PPC), operator of the Port of Balboa, says this argument “does not stand up.”

The Board Resolution of the ACP states that the [...]

ACP prepares Corozal port concession

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is preparing the prequalification process leading to a tender for the design, construction, development and operation of a container port in West Corozal.

The port will be developed on land owned by the ACP, taking place in two stages, and will include a construction area of 2,081 linear feet of piers, patio and container structures such as offices and warehouses.

The first phase will include 1,350 meters of quay, three [...]