New ocean giant born from a megamerger

Brindis por la funsión de China Shipping y Cosco, aparecen: Jorge Quijano, Administrador de la Autoridad del Canal de Panamá y Capitán Xu Lirong, Presidente de China Cosco Shipping Group.

The merger of COSCO and China Shipping groups has caused much interest in the shipping industry. This reorganization is taking place at different levels – internationally, locally in Panama and regionally in Central America. In order to simplify the changes we present these two different versions for the benefit of our readers:

The international merger

Two Chinese shipping giants have agreed on a merger. After eight months of preparation, the China Ocean Shipping Group Company, […]

T&S Ship Building delivers boats to measure

Nave crew & pilot.

“Amazing” would be the right word to describe the crew & pilot boats built by T&S Ship Building which are used in the world of maritime services within the port sector, servicing ships or transporting personnel and equipment to off-shore platforms.

T&S Ship Building transforms the amazing into the use of a vessel according to the needs and requirements of the owner and services under a clear ecological vision, fulfilling all the requirements and adhering […]

Hapag-Lloyd agrees to merge with UASC

Un buque de contenedores de Hapag-Lloyd.

A deal is underway between the German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd Container and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) which would create a group with an estimated value of between 7,000 and 8,000 million euros ($7,700 and $8,900 million) as both seek to overcome the bad times facing the market.

Hapag-Lloyd said its Board approved the agreement, under which it would retain all shares of UASC, headquartered in Kuwait, most of which is owned by the Government […]

AMP implements rules on weighing loaded containers

Barcos con exceso de peso han naufragado.

An amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) relating to weighing export and re-export containers has caused much anxiety to those dedicated to that activity. The industrialized countries seem to be prepared, but the third world nations still do not know where to start, even though shipping lines warned their clients in advance.

However, there are many questions still to be answered, for example: who is going to pay for the weighing? […]

Seminsa offers full fire safety services

Inspección de equipo de incendio.

We are pleased to introduce “SEMINSA” (Servicios Maritimos e inspecciones S.A.) as a company that is focused on serving the industry for the inspection, maintenance, repair and supply of Fire Protection Systems, Appliances, Rescue & Safety.

We specialize in attending Cylinders with visual inspection, troubleshooting of fire extinguishers, recharging high pressure cylinders, surveys and maintenance of SCBA Commissioning, SCUBA, breathing equipment, air compressors, emergency escape sets (EEBD), air quality tests, air cylinder recharging, FOAM systems, […]

Caribana Express, a versatile ship

M.N. Caribana Express.

Caribana Line S.A., is a Panamanian shipping company, offering sea freight services and which develops its administrative operations in Panama, Republic of Panama.

The company offers services with the M. N. CARIBANA EXPRESS, either for sale or charter under contract.

This vessel, under Panamanian flag is 100% versatile and has a profile is ideal for coastal shipping services, cargo handling in general, containerized, wheeled cargo, construction material and/or for special projects.

The ship a spotless […]

Panama close to being global logistics “hub”

Fibra óptica.

Some 1,263 kilometers of fiber optic cable, covering an equal distance between Venezuela and the Canary Islands, were handled in a Panamanian port

The port of Cristobal in the city of Colon concluded an operation of 12 days, during which the handling and transshipment took place of 1,263 kilometers of fiber optic cable that was originally used to connect Venezuela with the Canary Islands.

It is the second time the terminal, administered by Panama Ports […]