Kicking the can down the line

Una de las naves de Hamburg Süd.

Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the east-west trades to be shipped on vessels in the 2M network. Due to changes in the global liner alliances, the agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East-West trades.

The agreement is scheduled to begin April 1, subject to maritime filing requirements being satisfied. It covers the […]

Panama Maritime 2017 holds some surprises

On July 26 Panamanians were witnesses and celebrated together the inauguration of the new locks of the Panama Canal, a historical fact for the country.

In this 2017, the Panama Ship Registry becomes 100 years old, a centenary.

Incidentally, it is the largest ship registry in the world with more than 8,000 ships registered.

With great works, great challenges and responsibilities come and also, opportunities for all, and especially for Panamanians.

That’s why all are […]

Quijano makes Lloyd’s 2016 list of most powerfulmen in the maritime world

Jorge Luis Quijano.

The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Jorge L. Quijano, was chosen by Containerisation International (CI) a subsidiary of Lloyd’s List, among the “25 personalities, families and companies” who are a key in the transport of containerized cargo in 2016.

Considering Quijano a “true veteran” in the industry for having spent most of his adult life working for the Panama Canal, CI believes that this experience was crucial for him to overcome all obstacles […]

Panama Maritime uniting the shipping sector

La AMP participó en Panama Maritime XII.

The Megapolis Convention Center will be the venue for the Panama Maritime XIII Conference and World Exhibition that will take place from the 12th to the 14th of March. The event brings together the shipping industry leaders with the regulators and experts of this sector.

This biannual event, in its 13rd edition, will have more than 100 exhibitors spread on a surface of more than 1,600 square meters. This year the fair will celebrate the […]

The Arctic will be the new cold war frontier between US and Russia

La costa ártica.

By Germán Gorraiz Lopéz

According to an analysis of the Odnako website columnist, Alexander Gorbenko. “the north shipping route (that joins the Atlantic and the Pacific along the Russian coast), is considered as an alternative to the Suez and Panama canals, and could become in the near future one of the most important commercial corridors in the world.”

The North Shipping Route and the Northwest Pass along the Arctic Ocean shores (more precisely in the […]

Sale of bunker in Panama increased by 7.33%

La venta de combustible puede ser un gran negocio para Panamá.

The sale of bunker registered until October last year had an increase of 7.33% in comparison with the same period in 2015, reported the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). However, in 2015 the growth was bigger until October, with 17.25% in comparison with 2014. With regards with the amount of vessels that bought fuel, the number has decreased by 6.08% in comparison with the previous period.

Rommel Troetsch, president of the Shipping Chamber, told the daily […]

Hidden highway: the coastal ocean

Ferry de Nueva York a Nueva Jersey.

It is said that sometimes people who live in a forest fail to see the trees.

This seems to have happened to all of us in Panama, where we lament traffic jams but wait in the hope of light rail (Panama Metro) and more highway lanes to solve the problems somewhere in the dim and distant future.

Meanwhile, while viewing the traffic chaos from TV “skycams” we all fail to note alongside the clogged highways […]