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 [...]

Isthmus and Metropolitan University Training Institute for Science and Technology

ITI and UMECIT have developed academic, technical and support education activities with aid cooperation for national development.

ITI and UMECIT are dedicated to strengthening the new generation to acquire and apply knowledge as well as maintain existing disciplinary and professional knowledge taught in the curriculum for becoming a space renovation and methodological and scientific update, responding to the needs of society.

Among the purposes of UMECIT is: “The development of activities to promote science and [...]

Panama, a new challenge for ship repairs and auxiliary maritime industry

Reparaciones en naves

Since the beginning of this millennium, for various reasons including the reversion of the Panama Canal to Panamanian administration, there has been a boom in the development and growth of the auxiliary maritime industry.

Among one of the most dynamic components is that of ship repair, which has been catapulted to the forefront.

Currently there is a situation in which we are defining our immediate and long term future. With the Panama Canal expansion, new [...]

Peru could establish state shipyard in Panama

A press release from the Ministry of Public Security of Panama has announced that “Panama could give Peru an area under concession on a government-to-government mechanism for the development of a shipbuilding industry.”

The statement was made by the Minister of Public Security, Jose Raul Mulino, during his visit in Peru with the Defense Minister, Pedro Cateriano.

The Minister said at the Army Headquarters in San Borja, that Panama would be interested in evaluating an [...]