Human capital is key to maritime and logistics development

Cámara Marítima de Panamá

Discussion analyzing the issue:

As part of its efforts to boost the maritime development of Panama and its transformation into a regional logistics center, the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) is holding tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the discussion group “Human capital: key to growth of the maritime-logistics sector”.

The event will be moderated by Engineer Zoila Castillo, of the Technological University of Panama (UTP) and will be held from 7:30 a.m., at the Berlin [...]

Cartagena receives new generation of ships

El Monte Tamaro

The German shipping line, Hamburg Süd, has decided to renew its ships entering the Cartagena terminal.

The Port of Cartagena began receiving a fleet of new and larger ships with more capacity.

It is one of the largest shipping companies in the world that uses this terminal as its main connection port in the Caribbean.

Hamburg Süd is the 11th largest shipping company in the world, and decided to expand and renovate its cargo ships [...]

Asmar plans to expand in step with Panama Canal

Astilleros y Maestranza de la Armada Chilena (Asmar)

According to the director of the Chilean shipyard Asmar, Admiral Andrés Fonzo, the Panama Canal expansion, planned for 2017, will impact the industry and generate larger merchant ships, so the idea of Asmar is to be one of the preferred sites of domestic and international shipping to carry out repairs.

In fact, it expects to do this in addition to providing services to the Chilean Navy, one of the leading revenue earners of that category [...]

Panamanian cadets to navigate in Europe

Six cadets from the Faculty of Marine Sciences of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) have been certified by the Maritime Province of Belgium – Belgium Maritime Inspectorate – (BMI), which will, in their future, provide their services as merchant marine officers on ships with flags of the European Community.

The certificates were awarded to deck cadets Pedro Josue Quintero Flores and Tomás Edgardo Quibilan Ruiz, and four specialty engine room cadets, Abdul Jair Saucedo [...]

Mega alliance shakes the shipping industry

CMA CGM otro de los integrantes de la alianza

After passing the test of U.S. regulators, a major shipping alliance is poised to shake up the global container business by reducing the costs of the world’s largest operators, while putting pressure on smaller companies.

Danish A.P. Moeller-Maersk’s Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, of France, and the Swiss company, Mediterranean Shipping Co., the world’s three largest container carriers by capacity, won approval from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission for their P3 alliance.

Chinese and European regulators must [...]

Corozal port project attracts more interest

El proyecto del Puerto de Corozal está suspendido por el momento

The Panama Canal expansion has highlighted the need to build new ports in the country, especially on the Pacific.

An initiative was put forward by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to create a new terminal in the Corozal area, on land that belongs to it.

Results of the preliminary study to construct this port have been positive, but the matter was put on stand-by until the works of the third set of locks are concluded.


Port of Malaga readies for Canal expansion impact

El Puerto de Málaga busca extender sus servicios en Panamá

Senior representatives of the Port of Malaga, Spain, met with the Minister of the Presidency, Roberto Henriquez, to show their interest in links and exchanging information with the Panamanian authorities for the international business and economic impact the Panama Canal expansion will have when it is completed by mid-2015.

The Spanish delegation included the president of the Port of Málaga, Paulino Plata, the director of the maritime terminal, José Moyano and the director of the [...]