Shipping

Maritime cargo weighing enters into force in July

Normas de carga marítima entrarán en vigor en julio

Weighing legislation on maritime container cargo adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enter into force on July 1 and most countries are already working to adapt to the new rules.

Recent studies conducted in the field on cargo shipping have shown that most accidents involving container ships are related to excess weight, so the IMO has decided to curb the problem by establishing tighter controls.

The cargo shippers will be responsible for verifying […]

AUPA’s new tariff increase suspended

AUPSA suspende aumento de tarifas

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The Panama Chamber of Shipping has had a dispute with the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (Autoridad Panameña de Seguridad Alimentaria – AUPSA) since March 23, 2016 after this government entity announced an increase in its tariffs.

The AUPSA inspects transshipment cargo passing through the Panama Canal. Immediately after the announcement, the auxiliary maritime companies complained and AUPSA stopped the measure pending further consultation with those affected.

AUPSA and the Chamber of […]

OILCO Panama taking care of good engine operation

CEPSA Marine Lubricants que ahora tiene una nueva línea de productos.

OILCO Panama is a marine lubricants distributor that has the exclusive representation of the brands CEPSA Marine Lubricants. The company has warehouses in Corozal, Panama City and a truck fleet which guarantee 24/7 deliveries.

The company has competitive prices and, when requested, delivers the products directly to the client’s ship. OILCO Panama has permits and access to most Panamanian ports such as Aguadulce, Bocas del Toro, Charco Azul, Gamboa, Colon 2000, Almirante, Portobelo, Bahía Las […]

ITF attacks open ship registries

ITF ataca registros abiertos de barcos

By Franklin Castrellón

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has taken the opportunity of using the “Panama Papers” to resume its attacks on open ship registries, noting that the only thing they can do to achieve some balance with the scheme of “tax evasion” is to sign agreements that guarantee certain terms and conditions of employment for ship crews.

In a statement issued on April 7 regarding disclosure of the so-called “Panama Papers,” the Secretary […]

Maersk, MSC dominate in Mar Del Plata cargo

Maersk y MSC domina en Mar Del Plata este año

Dominated by Maersk, so far this year nearly 20,000 tons of products have been exported from the terminal of Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The port also increased the operation of the fishing fleet dedicated to automated squid fishing and the port is already thinking of dredging maintenance.

The vessel “Saturn” starred on its last stop taking the largest loads on record at the port of Mar del Plata since the last dredging work was completed, […]

Maritime cargo regulations start in July 2016

Weighing legislation on maritime container cargo adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enter into force on July 1 and most countries are already working to adapt to the new rules.

Recent studies conducted in the field on cargo shipping have shown that most accidents involving container ships are related to excess weight, so the IMO has decided to curb the problem by establishing tighter controls.

The cargo shippers will be responsible for verifying […]

World Maritime Day 2016 “Shipping: essential”

Día Marítimo Mundial 2016 “Shipping: essential”

The theme for World Maritime Day 2016 is “Shipping: essential for the world”

The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the key link between maritime transport and the global society as well as to increase awareness of the importance of the role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as the global standard-setting body for international shipping. Each year World Maritime Day is celebrated. The exact date is left to each country, but usually it […]