Last century the big passenger shipping lines raced for the fastest crossing to win the legendary Blue Riband of the Atlantic. Now the big container lines seem to be in a similar competitive mode, but this time to see who can build the biggest ship.
The latest is the MSC Oscar, momentarily the biggest container ship in the world. She was delivered to the Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. The latest vessel to claim “biggest-container-ship-in-the-world” status, [...]
William Young Boyd II peacefully passed away at home in Panama City on December 31, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born March 5, 1926 in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
Mr. Boyd graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 1944 and was drafted into the U.S. Army as an infantry replacement. He was in combat in Europe from January 1945 through the end of the war in May. As part of the distinguished [...]
As the builder of 14 commercial passenger ferries and day charter vessels, Sonny Eymann knows a thing or two about what it takes to provide reliable passenger service to meet the expectations of visitors, Pearl Island residents and business owners.
“Until we started the ferry service to Las Perlas, there was no reliable transportation between Panama City and the Pearl Islands,” said Eymann. “There were multiple commercial airline flights to Contadora, but a plane scheduled [...]
The world’s largest container carrier, Maersk Line, has announced it is reducing its capacity in the southwest Pacific. In the past decade, the transpacific operating environment has been difficult, total trade has produced nothing profitable and results for nine of the last ten years has led some to question its long-term viability.
As a result, Maersk Line has analyzed the results of trade from an approach that ensures its position, according to a statement [...]
The 2014 graduation class of the Polytechnic Institute (IPT) of East Chiriqui took place in the presence of delegates from the Ministry of Education (MEDUCA), the Institute for Training and Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), administrative staff, the school faculty and families of the graduates.
Representing the AMP was the Assistant Director of the Department of Seafarers, Magdalena Carrera, who presented awards to the top three students, and praised [...]