Panama sets sights on establishing its Caribbean port as a stop for major cruise lines
Business leaders, government officials and tourism industry representatives met recently in Colón to discuss strategies to create an economic windfall to benefit both the city and the province. The Varela administration has major plans for infrastructural improvements, yet recognizes the need to involve the populace in its future. The Bulletin looks at this ambitious and multifaceted project which aims to [...]
The Zhenhua 11 barge left the port of Shanghai on June 20 with four new gantry cranes for Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), Colón, a subsidiary of SSA Marine. The barge will take two months at sea transporting the largest gantry cranes so far received at a port in the Caribbean.
They will complement the existing fifteen cranes at MIT.
The cranes are equipped with electric motors and LED lighting that reduce the environmental footprint, and [...]
The port terminal expansion of PSA Singapore ports terminal in Rodman will allow it to receive ships of up to 12,500 containers (TEU), which will cross the routes from Asia to the east coast of the United States. With a hub strategy, shipping lines can use vessels of up to 4,000 containers (TEU) to serve Ecuador, Peru and Chile, Guatemala and Costa Rica in a weekly schedule by making transfers in Panama.