Sopisco celebrates its 20th anniversary

Sopisco celebrates its 20th anniversary

SOPISCO PANAMA, SA is celebrating 20 years of serving the maritime community as agents at the Panama Canal and all ports of the Republic of Panama.

Its founder, Mr. Carlos Gomez, who after having accumulated vast experience in Cie. Gle. Transatlantique / French Line, one of the most prestigious shipping companies in the world at the time, felt it was time to make his own way and start his own company.

The big challenge for [...]

Floating Dock installed in Puerto Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, Rodman

Puerto Vasco Nuñez de Balboa en Rodman (Arraiján)

Petroamerica Terminal SA (PATSA), operator of Puerto Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in Rodman (Arraiján) has installed a floating dock to meet with efficiency and safety, the needs of the Panamanian maritime industry in the Pacific sector of the Republic of Panama and ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Among the services provided is the flexible rental of space of 20m2 which allows the storage of goods, offered for short or long duration. It also provides [...]

Week in Review – Vol. 34 No. 3


Panama Ports Company, which holds the state concession to manage the ports of Balboa and Cristobal, delivered dividends to the State for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The Panamanian government is a shareholder of 10% of Panama Ports Company, but the company maintained as its philosophy reinvesting profits and not distributing dividends. The port operator will pay $10 million for the year 2014 and estimated that for the year 2015 the amount [...]

Colon Free Port studied by free zone and governmental entities

La Dirección de Ingresos, Migración, Aduana, Asesores y personal de la Zona Libre reunidos con el Gerente de La Zona Libre, Surse Pierpoint

The Manager of the Colon Free Zone, Surse Pierpoint, met with representatives of the Department of Revenue, Immigration, Customs, and advisers and staff of the Free Zone to discuss technical issues on the Colón Free Port project.

The project is part of the new Colon development plan, with the initiation of studies to extend the benefits of the Free Zone to the 16 city streets of Colon.

This law is for national citizens and tourists [...]

Logistics experts to exhibit projects at PanamaMaritime

PanamaMaritime XII Conference and Exhibition

The Panama Canal expansion will have a significant impact on world trade patterns, and PanamaMaritime XII Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Megapolis Convention Center April 12 – 15, will be the scene in which industry players will present their plans and projects to tap the growing traffic of the huge newpanamax ships.

Public entities of major maritime nations and organizations from industry and academia, have examined the impact that the expanded Canal [...]

AMP candidate becomes Maritime Queen 2015

Candidatas participantes: Astrid Torres Victoria - Panama Marítime Lawyers, Lennette Gonzalez - Maersk Line/Sealand, Itzy Iracema Rosario Agrazal - ATL, Yaleoxki Yazmarlin Avila - Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, Yureisy Yureny De Gracia - Bless Agency Marine, S.A.

The Maritime Queen 2015 competition was a great success, and was won by Yaleoxky Yazmarlin Avila, candidate of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). The event was held on March 19 at the “Salsa” Salon of Crown Casino, at the Hotel El Panama, Candidates were accompanied by a cheerful murga as they were presented to the audience were: Itzy Iracema Rosario Agrazal – ATL; Yaleoxki Yazmarlin Avila – Autoridad Marítima de Panamá; Yureisy Yureny De Gracia [...]

Hidalgo and Panama work with successful models

Gobernador Francisco Olvera se reúne con empresarios en Panamá

During his recent working visit to Panama, the Governor of Hidalgo, Mexico, Francisco Olvera, accompanied by his wife, Guadalupe Romero, president of the Board of DIF, visited the project Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute of Panama, which is a successful business model in Panama.

Accompanied by the Ambassador of Mexico in Panama, José Ignacio Piña; Arturo Aguilar, director of the Tecnológico de Monterrey headquartered in Panama and Panamanian businessmen, the chief executive of [...]