2017

Tehuantepec Isthmus wants to compete with the Panama Canal

Trabajos de expansión de la Carretera Panamericana en Panamá.

The expansion of the Panama Canal has inspired several countries in Central America such as Costa Rica and Honduras to build their own dry canals. To achieve this, new roads, railways and ports have been constructed over the last few years.

Now it is the turn of Mexico, which is investing $153 million to spur economic development in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec interoceanic corridor through a comprehensive project that will connect the Gulf of Mexico […]

Court in South Korea declares bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping

La quiebra definitiva de Hanjin Shipping

The Seoul Central Court declared the final bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, the South Korean shipping company that pioneered shipping and ranked as the seventh largest in the world, on Feb. 17, South Korea’s KBS World Radio reported.

The shipping company during its judicial administration process went on to sell some of its main assets, such as its shares on the Long Beach terminal in the United States, among others. Despite these extreme measures, the Court […]

Aimar, your logistic solutions

El Grupo Aimar Group ofrece soluciones para todas sus necesidades globales

A logistic operator that has an excellent multimodal platform and also offers storing, labelling and packaging is essential to have a successful business. AIMAR Group is a logistic operator with more than 25 years’ experience in the Central American and Panamanian markets.

The Aimar Group offers one company for all your global logistic needs, we provide customized services to fit your needs and have regular world-wide sailings for FCL (Full container Loads) and LCL (Less […]

Environmental NGOs call upon the EU to effectively regulate shipborne pollution

Los barcos contaminan el ambiente.

From dangerous emissions in ports to hazardous scrapping on South Asian beaches, European shipping companies pollute and put people’s health and lives at serious risk. In light of the ongoing European Shipping Week and the failure of the International Maritime Organization to find solutions, environmental experts are ringing the alarm bell and calling upon European policy makers to urgently adopt policies that effectively target the environmental performance of shipping.

“Every year approximately 50,000 people in […]

AMP has a meeting with recognized national organizations

Representantes de ORs.

“The Second Meeting with the Recognized Organizations (OR) for Panama, responds to the interest of the Panama Maritime Authority to maintain the direct channels of communication open, not only to tell them about the decisions we have made, but also feedback about their impressions, concerns and event proposals, all in a transparent manner to strengthen us, because after all we are a team,” said the Minister for Maritime Affair and Panama Maritime Authority Administrator (AMP), […]

IATA moves to Panama its Central American headquarters

Hub de las Américas de COPA.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) vice-president for the Americas, Peter Cerdá, explained that the decision to move the association Central American headquarters from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Panama was due to the strategic importance of the Panamanian airport.

The IATA executive, an association that brings together more than 260 airlines worldwide, said the development of the “Hub of the Americas”, the Panamanian airline Copa Airlines connection center, that operates at the Tocumen International […]

Panama Maritime 2017 to examine successes and prospects of the Canal and Ship Register

El Registro de Naves de Panamá cumple 100 años.

By Franklin Castrellón

The thirtieth version of the biannual Panama Maritime Exhibition will be dedicated to celebrating the country’s two major maritime and logistics successes – the centenary of the Panamanian Ship Registry and the expansion of the Canal – and examine the promising perspectives the imminent transformation of Panama into the logistics hub of the Americas provides to investors.

The event that brings together some 500 international and local maritime industry leaders it will […]