Panama Canal and Port Everglades discuss long-standing relationship

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) recently received a delegation from Port Everglades, Florida to discuss the Canal expansion program and its impact on US East Coast ports.

The ACP and Port Everglades signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which solidifies both entities’ dedication to growth and best customer practices.

“Our partnership further strengthens our shared goal of promoting trade growth in the region,” said ACP Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano. “We look forward to pursuing even [...]

Panama bunkering procedure main topic at Bunkering 2014 Forum

By Nicolas Vukelja Duque

The Panama Chamber of Shipping Bunkering Commission started meetings this year with the different players involved in the bunkering services in Panama, with the initiative of developing the Panama Bunkering Procedure, the first Bunkering Procedure in Central America and South America.

The Panama Bunkering Procedure is a project of the Bunkering Commission, with the goal of standardizing the bunkering service in Panama involving all mayor players, such as agencies, lines, terminals, [...]

Timely inspections can avoid headaches

El 24 de noviembre de 1997, el MSC CARLA se partió en dos completamente

For more than a century, in the quest to reduce production costs and improve product quality, non-destructive testing (NDT) has been used to ensure the life of elements.

Likewise, the maritime industry has realized the importance of preventing disasters, delays and extending the life of their ships. Nobody wants to see their cargo lost at sea, their deliveries delayed by unexpected maintenance needs or irreversible damage to the environment.

Cases such as the MSC CARLA, [...]

Labor issues arise in CSAV – Hapag Lloyd merger

Problemática laboral de la fusión de CSAV y Hapag Lloyd

The Chilean shipping line Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV), founded in 1872, is facing a critical time in its history as it is on the verge of merging with German container line Hapag Lloyd to become the fourth largest player in the industry.

With this strategic partner, the firm aims to better address an activity that in recent years has been complex due to, among other factors, the low tariff rates, causing significant losses in [...]

Panama could present candidate for Secretary General of the IMO

Cap. Orlando Allard

Panama could present a candidate to be secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in a process that has just been opened, following the announcement last week by Koji Sekimizu, the current secretary general that he will not stand for re-election after his term ends in December 2015.

The possibility of Panama presenting a candidate was revealed to The Bulletin by absolutely reliable sources.

According to a report by the magazine Seatrade Global in [...]

There is more going on here than meets the eye

Charter boats offer great sea adventures

By Ilene Little

Why we love the ocean

Oceans, lakes, rivers, pools, even fountains can irresistibly affect our minds. Reflexively we know this: there is a good reason why a view of a beach is more appealing than a view of a stockyard. There are logical explanations for our tendency to go to the water’s edge for some of the most significant moments of our lives. But why? And why do some feel the need to [...]

European Commission approves CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd merger

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) and German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd took a new step on September 11 in the process of completing the merger of their container businesses after approval of the transaction by the European Commission.

The approval of the entity was given in the framework of the consultation process by competition authorities around the world that both companies are making and whose approval is a condition to closing the transaction.

The decision [...]