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, [...]
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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]