Panama Canal charters neopanamax for training

Buque granelero neopanamax similar al MN BAROQUE.

As a crucial part of training for the opening of the new locks, the Panama Canal has hired the vessel M/N BAROQUE to train personnel prior to the inauguration on June 26.

The contracted vessel will be used to perform various voyages per day through the new lock of Agua Clara, on the Atlantic.

This vessel, in addition to sailing through the new locks and validating procedures, at the same time will be training pilots, […]

Aero Expo attracts buyers

Uno de los jets ejecutivos en el show.

Aero Expo Panama Pacifico 2016 (AEPP 2016) took place on April 21 and 22 at the Panama Pacifico International Airport. The main objectives of this event were to promote general and executive aviation (helicopters and aircraft) and to present Panama as a regional hub for this industry, as well as offering new markets for regional businesses, attract foreign investors who can provide new services and create opportunities for employment in the region. AEPP was designed […]

Panama Canal Administrator wins 2016 award

El administrador del Canal de Panamá, Jorge L. Quijano

On the evening of Friday, May 9, Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, won the Personality of the Year at the 2016 Seatrade Awards. The ceremony took place in London’s Guildhall, with the presence of more than 300 distinguished guests from the international shipping and maritime community.

Hosted by Seatrade Maritime Review, the prestigious Seatrade Awards are presented annually to honor individuals who have made major contributions to the shipping industry. This year, an independent […]

DHL looks into its crystal ball

DHL mira en su bola de cristal

Self-teaching systems or “machine learning”, is one of the 26 most interesting key developments highlighted in the report DHL Trend Radar 2016 Logistics.

The new edition includes a detailed analysis of social, commercial and technological trends that are transforming logistics.

Logistics professionals who want to be prepared for this changes and today understand the logistics universe of the future should read this report without fail.

DHL, the leading logistics service provider in the world, reveals […]

Expanded canal opens doors for Panama

Carguero GLN Neo Panamax.

On June 27 the expanded Panama Canal will enter into service, which consists of a new lane for Neopanamax ships with load capacities of about 13,000 containers.

Forty-five Neopanamax ships, including 44 container carriers, have already made reservations for transit through the expanded Panama Canal, the administrator of the waterway, Jorge Quijano, highlighting, pointing to the opportunities in the areas of logistics and value added chains being opened to the country.

“More than 80% of […]

Monorail revives Panama-Chiriquí railroad plan

Muchos países alrededor del mundo están construyendo redes de ferrocarriles para mover carga y pasajeros apoyar su plataforma logística multimodal.

By Franklin Castrellón

On April 20, 2016, President Juan Carlos Varela signed the financing pact with Japan for the construction of a high speed monorail between Albrook and Future City, adjacent to La Chorrera.

This immediately opened discussions on a railway connecting Panama with Chiriqui.

First to propose the railway was the former president Martin Torrijos. “Why not take advantage (of the fourth bridge) to build a freight and passenger railway serving exports of Panama […]

Colon Free Zone continues in the red

Zona Libre de Colón sigue en crisis

Commercial movement in the Colon Free Zone (CFZ) fell 29.2 percent in January and February compared to the same period of 2015, according to figures from the Comptroller’s Office.

While re-exports stood at $1,287 million and imports at $1,244 million, they are below last year’s figures for the first two months, which were $1,809 million and $1,769 million, respectively.

The downward trend, according to the manager of the ZLC, Surse Pierpoint, continued in March, “but […]