Tocumen builds an international waste plant

El Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen genera seis toneladas de basura por día.

Tocumen International Airport general manager, Joseph Fidanque Tercero, has broken ground for the construction of an International Waste Plant.

This plant has the capacity to technically and effectively handle the collection, selection and final disposal of organic and inorganic residues, liquids and non-dangerous substances that are left by aircraft which operate in that air terminal. The building of the project was given to the Spanish company, Oproler, at a cost of $3.5 million. They will […]

Panamanian tropical fruit exports decreased by 45%

Los TLC han afectados la exportación de frutas a Estados Unidos y Europa.

The Office of the Comptroller General has estimated that Panamanian exports will have decreased by 8% this year, when compared to 2015. This decrease is mainly due to the low export of tropical fruits, which has decreased by 45% since 2009, explained an article published in the daily “La Prensa”.

According to a report, pineapple exports, the country’s flagship product, fell by 36% this year, while melon exports decreased by 18%, and banana exports went […]

Week in Review December 31

TRANSITS UP

Some 500 transits were registered in the expanded Panama Canal up until last week, amid a decrease of revenues from fewer transits of smaller ships. According to figures from the Comptroller’s Office, up until October, there was a 6.8% decrease in the transit of ships through the Panama Canal and $51 million less in tolls compared to the same period of the previous year.

PAID UP

Panama Canal Authority (GPA) administrator, Jorge Quijano, […]

Low expectations for cargo movement in Panamanian ports

Puerto de Balboa.

The president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, Rommel Troetsch, estimated that the cargo movement of the national port system will close in 2016 with a drop of 10%. And, according to his forecasts for 2017, he does not expect any improvement.

“No growth is expected for 2017 compared to current movement of cargo, although we must wait until April to observe the cargo movement when the shipping transport contracts between major exporters and shipping […]

Panama and Argentina must strengthen their relationship

The governments of Panama and Argentina are aware that, although they have an old and solid bilateral relationship, many issues remain that need to be strengthened. That was the first conclusion of a three-day visit to Buenos Aires by Panamanian Vice President, Isabel de Saint Malo, who told reporters that “there is much to be done” between the two countries.

Saint Malo, who is also the Foreign Affairs Minister, arrived in Buenos Aires just a […]

Holidays Greetings from Panama Shipping Chamber

De izquierda a derecha: el presidente de la Cámara Marítima (CMP) Rommel Troetsch, el director ejecutivo Luciano Fernandes, el Sr. Julio De La Lastra de MOL Panamá, Javier Ortiz de Decal y Gilberto Perez de Petroport.

May Christmas will fill you with lasting inspiration to achieve all your projects and that 2017 will be prosperous for your activities and businesses, full of success in whatever you do.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2017 FROM THE PANAMA MARITIME CHAMBER AND ITS OVER 250 MEMBERS!

Copa to add 4 flights to the Asuncion-Panama route

Copa sumará 4 vuelos entre Asunción-Panamá

The Panamanian airline Copa will increase its flights between Paraguay and Panama from January 4.

Copa will have 18 flights a week, instead of the 14 it has right now, in preparation for the beginning of the high season 2017, which starts in the Panamanian summer, explained executives of the airline.

The airline which has been voted as the safest airline in the world, continues being the one that leads the list with the greatest […]