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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]