Ferry Xpress sets sail to Bocas del Toro

Ferry Xpress de Colon 2000

Travelers can now enjoy two days aboard a ship in the Bocas Del Toro islands, an internationally renowned destination with tropical architecture, music and authentic gastronomy.

The ship Ferry Xpress reached Isla Colón on its first voyage on Saturday, October 25.

This began the sightseeing cruises from the Port of Colón 2000.

This new tourism product is providing services of a cruise ship to the islands. The trip from the city of Colón lasts 12 [...]

Becoming a “yacht hub”

Amador se está preparando para recibir yates más grandes en su marina

Another Panama goal:

Efrem Zimbalist, CEO of Show Management, the company organizing the Panama International Boat Show of May 2015, has stated that “the target markets of the show are customers in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

“We have designed the show towards these countries to attract and invite new participants.

“The show will be held at the Flamenco Marina, which currently has 250 permanent customers, a fact that has prompted a series [...]

ISO meeting discusses making Panama a full committee member

Representatives from more than 14 member countries of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), met in Panama to finalize the future inclusion of Panama as a full member of the Technical Committee on Ships and organization (ISO / TC 8 Ships and marine technology), among other topics.

The Technical Committee is led by Roland James Robertson Garcia, special assistant to the president of the Committee, Charles H. Piersall and Engineer Aníbal José Ortega O’Neill, manager [...]

Panama sets rules for maritime traffic

The new traffic separation system that will begin December 1, establishes four areas in the Canal’s approaches and coastal areas, protected due to their being environmentally sensitive sites.

The separation of traffic (TSS) will include three areas on the Pacific, one on the Atlantic and at the entrances of the canal to allow the organizing of vessel traffic congestion areas and it should protect humpback whales.

Areas that are protected include the Maritime Corridor, which [...]

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, [...]