Panama and Lufthansa will sign agreement to boost tourism

Panamá y Lufthansa firmarán acuerdo para aumentar turismo

The Cabinet Council authorized the Panama Tourism Authority to sign a Shared Publicity Agreement for $8.5 million with the German company, Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaf, to promote Panama as a tourist and commercial destination in Europe.

This agreement was negotiated during the recent visit of the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, with Lufthansa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jens Bischof, with the idea of increasing the volume of traffic between Europe and Panama and at the […]

Week in Review November 17

Colón is on the up

In his speech on the occasion of the “National Holidays” in the city of Colón, President Juan Carlos Varela listed the projects that are being carried out to renovate this town on the Atlantic coast and the province in general. Currently, the Government has invested more than one billion dollars in Colón, distributed in 48 projects, not including the construction of the Port-Shipping hub of this city. Varela announced that […]

Panama opens consulate in Morocco

Panama has inaugurated a consulate in Morocco with the idea of boosting commercial relations between both countries, especially in areas related to industry, port, shipping and logistics.

Jorge Barakat Pitty, Panama Maritime Authority Administrator, said that the inauguration of the consulate is a historical event and he expects that it will be productive for both countries.

Panama is the gate of access to North and South American markets, while Morocco is the key point for […]

Panama asks EU to simplify maritime procedures

La seguridad de los barcos de pasajeros es sumamente importante.

In order to exchange views about the safety of passenger vessels, norms to protect the marine environment and ways to simplify procedures related to Panamanian vessels in the ports of European Union (EU) countries, Jorge Barakat Pitty, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), met in Brussels with European Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc.

“Panama appreciates the continued support from the European Commission, which has made possible the successful implementation of […]

Iberia updates Madrid-Panama fleet

El Airbus A330-300.

Tocumen, S.A., the company that has managed the airport with the same name since 2003, has announced that Iberia is replacing its fleet of Airbus 340-300 craft on its Madrid-Panama route with the Airbus A330-300, the most modern craft of the Spanish airline. The Airbus A330-300 is a twin engine of wide fuselage, equipped with spacious cabins and armchairs that can be transformed into beds of two meters in length, with direct access to the […]

Barcelona, gate to Europe and the Mediterranean

Puerto de Barcelona.

The Port of Barcelona will lead a commercial mission to Panama between November 19 and 22, with more than 60 entrepreneurs from the logistics sector (freight forwarders, consignees, ship owners, logistics and port operators) as well as importers and exporters.

Barcelona is the main Euro-Mediterranean logistics hub and offers Panamanian businessmen excellent location, connectivity and complete transport and distribution services.

The mission, organized with the help of “Consejo General de Cámaras de Cataluña y Fomento […]

Preparations for the fourth bridge over the Canal are going forward

El cuarto puente aliviará el congestionamiento vehicular.

The Ministry of Public Works (Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP)), through the web page, Panamá Compras, has announced the change of date for the meeting with prospective contractors for the “Design and Construction of the Fourth Bridge over the Panama Canal” which will now take place from November 21 to November 25.

These approval meetings with the pre-qualified companies will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during that week at the Universidad Especializada de […]