The new Board of the Panamanian Cargo Agents’ Association (APAC) was sworn-in on May 8 at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City.
The members of the new Board are: Joaquín Meis, Presidente/President; Rolando Álvarez, Vice Presidente/Vice President; Arturo Abad, Secretario/Secretary; Rolando Stanziola, Tesorero/Treasurer, Horacio Rodríguez, Vocal/Speaker; Carlos Chuljak, Vocal/Speaker; Eduardo Chanis, Vocal/Speaker; Ángel Sánchez, Presidente saliente/Past President; Yadira Almengor, Fiscal y Cristel Cal, Directora Ejecutiva/Executive Director.
Greek shipping companies increased vessel acquisitions to 74 (from 39 last year) which represents a 90% rise in the first quarter of 2013 compared to Q1 last year according to an official study.
Greek businesses bought 533% more container ships, 88% more bulk carriers and 18% more tankers.
The Greeks bought 28% of the dry bulk cargo ships and 17% of tankers that changed hands worldwide. The international total was 345 for Q1.
The Greeks [...]
The Canadian government has finally admitted that one of its ships, crewed by Canadian naval reservists participating in the US-led “war on drugs” last year, broke international maritime law by firing their weapons and intercepting fishing trawlers in Jamaican waters.
This was done without Jamaica’s permission.
The mistake was officially attributed to “bad maps”.
The incident occurred on March 27, 2012. The HMCS Goose Bay and the Kingston were patrolling south of Jamaica as part [...]
The third version of the Seatrade Latin American Cruise Convention, which will take place in May in the Chilean port of Valparaiso, will include finance, tourism, transport and telecommunications ministers of Chile, Pablo Longueira and Pedro Pablo Errazuriz, respectively and the Minister of Tourism of Brazil, Valdir Moysés Simão.
They who be presented at the opening session on May 14.
The three decision makers will touch on issues relevant to the cruise industry in Latin [...]