Fourth set of locks will depend on the demand

El tercer juego de esclusas ya tiene los cimientos para construir el cuarto

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The idea of building a fourth set of locks has been within the plans of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for quite a few years and even the third set, which is under construction, has its foundations to construct them when that institution decides it is necessary.

Recently, the Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, held an informative meeting with a delegation headed by Mo Wenhe, Chairman of the China Harbour [...]

Panama presents plans to the IMO

Panama made a payment of 2.7 million GBP ($4,553,386), corresponding to its annual financial contribution to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the current year, reaffirming the Panamanian administration’s commitment and its support to all the activities developed by this lead agency regarding maritime policies worldwide.

This event took place during the visit to London by the AMP’s Deputy Administrator, Alejandro Agustín Moreno and the Merchant Marine’s Director General, Fernando Solórzano.

As part of its [...]

Egypt plans to dig new Suez Canal

Egypt has said that it plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project to expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.

The project, to be run by the army, is a major step by new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stimulate Egypt’s struggling economy and it recalls some of the grand national programs of one of Sisi’s predecessors, army strongman Gamal [...]

The first low-cost airport in the region

Aeropuerto Panama Pacífico

The Panama Pacifico International Airport, located in the former military base of Howard, has taken its first steps to become the first terminal in the region to serve low-cost airlines. From the beginning of August, 11 international flights will be departing from there to Colombia.

Rosa Muñoz, Panama Pacifico Airport director, said that she was very proud to have the first commercial airline, VivaColombia, using this terminal and that it took a lot of work [...]

DHL launches new routes

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, announced the launch of four new direct routes for Less Than Container Load (LCL) shipments to countries throughout Latin America. The new trade routes include Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; Miami, U.S. to Colon, Panama; and Hong Kong, China to Managua, Nicaragua. With the opening of these new LCL routes this past May and June, DHL [...]

Government and private sector agree to join forces

Cámara Marítima de Panamá

Driving logistics development

The conditions seem to be ripe, after years of unsuccessful efforts by public and private sectors, to combine efforts and meet the objectives of the National Maritime Strategy, particularly those that could turn Panama into the logistics platform of the Americas.

The two most representative business organizations in the maritime and logistics industry – the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) and the Logistics Business Council (COEL) – agree on the need [...]

Forum updates management of hazardous merchandise

The Forum Updating Management of Dangerous Goods that will bring together the public and private sector, academia and businesspeople, will take place on September 10 at the Tryp Hotel in Albrook.

Keynote lectures to be delivred during the event include:

Sean Kelly – Manager of DGI Tech Control – Dangerous Goods International Training Center, USA. “General Awareness of Dangerous Goods International Regulation” Regulations 49CFR / IATA / IMDG. Maritza Nunez – Inspector – Civil Aeronautics. [...]