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Mercansa for all maritime needs

Founded in 1988, Mercantile Shipstores S.A. (Mercansa) has established itself as one of the leading companies for supplies, technical materials, marine hardware, safety articles, cables and mooring ropes, among other maritime needs for ships that transit the Panama Canal and call at Panamanian ports.

Mercansa is strategically located in the Colon Free Zone and in Panama City, for the rapid attention to ships in both oceans.

Focused on offering the best service to customers, Mercansa […]

Drewry Index registers value of $1,365/TEU as of March 30

El precio de envío de contenedores ha bajado.

Drewry’s World Container Index, which is based on container freight rates on the eight main routes to and from the United States, Europe and Asia, declined by 1.1% to $1,365.92 per the freight rate of a 40-foot container (FEU) as of March 30.

The composite index, despite losing 1%, is still 60% higher than the same period in 2016.

The annual average for the World Container Index during 2017 is $1,631/FEU, ie $100 less than […]

World trade reactivates

Panamá deberá jugar un papel clave como centro regional de comercio y trasbordo de carga.

Por Franklin Castrellón

The prolonged nine-year low economic cycle that began in September 2008 with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers bank, driven by excesses in the commercialization of subprime mortgages, seems to have come to an end. A rebound is seen beginning to consolidate world trade, starting in the last quarter of 2016.

The Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy and Analysis (CPB) reported that, in terms of volume, world trade grew by 2.4% in the […]

Crowley enhances shipping service between Florida and Panama

El MV Weisshorn.

To better serve customers shipping between the U.S. and Panama, Crowley Maritime Corp. ’s liner services group has enhanced its ocean container transportation services with a new, weekly sailing connecting Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Fla., more directly with Manzanillo, Panama. This sailing complements a new office in Panama, which combines Crowley’s ocean cargo and logistics personnel, to provide streamlined supply chain services.

Two Crowley 1,100-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, the MV Toronto Trader and […]

The shipping industry gets together at Panama Maritime

Más de 30 expositores tomaron parte de Panama Maritime XIII World Conference Exhibition.

Panama Maritime, the main event of the maritime industry in Latin America brought together the most important leaders of Panama’s shipping industry, as well as experts from more than 50 countries, 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) general secretary, Kitack Lim, inaugurated Panama Maritime XIII World Conference Exhibition on March 12 and he talked about the current state of the maritime industry, its challenges and the new norms that will be […]

Efficiency, flexibility COASSA’s successes

Eficiencia y flexibilidad los éxitos de COASSA

“Kandilosa” is the name of the first tanker that docked on January 6, 2012, at the terminal of Colon Oil and Services S.A., in Colón, known as COASSA. It is a subsidiary of Oiltanking (www.oiltanking.com) a leading global group present in 23 countries worldwide with 81 terminals.

Since then, 300 Panamax tankers have been unloaded, more than 1,500 barges handled and more than 6,000 road tanker trucks have been loaded, with an impeccable record of […]

Laser scanning saves time and money

Escaneo de láser tridimensional.

Josén Premium provides three-dimensional laser scanning, thermographic recording and CAD and BIM modeling for marine, oil and industrial installations.

The company uses laser scanners manufactured by the German company Zoller + Fröhlich (Z + F) leader in the sector and unique in the world, capable of producing explosion proof equipment certified to work in explosive atmospheres.

We generate high-resolution 3D renderings called Point Clouds, which allow us to visualize and navigate the area from our […]