April

Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the world

Cuarta Revolución Industrial está cambiando al mundo

The best companies have understood this revolution and have already begun the process of adaptation. The change is obvious and inevitable and has become more noticeable in the last decade, noting that everything has been digitized or is in that process.

The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE) within its organizational scheme, that the brand event, which is the annual Conference of Executives (CADE) begun in 1966 and only interrupted in 1988, due to the […]

World trade reactivates

Panamá deberá jugar un papel clave como centro regional de comercio y trasbordo de carga.

Por Franklin Castrellón

The prolonged nine-year low economic cycle that began in September 2008 with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers bank, driven by excesses in the commercialization of subprime mortgages, seems to have come to an end. A rebound is seen beginning to consolidate world trade, starting in the last quarter of 2016.

The Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy and Analysis (CPB) reported that, in terms of volume, world trade grew by 2.4% in the […]

Low cost airlines conquer Central America

Líneas aéreas de bajo costo conquistan Centroamérica

Twenty years ago the segment of low-cost airlines took off, mainly in Europe and the United States.

Latin America first saw the trend in emerging markets, such as Brazil.

In the case of Central America, the flights have begun to arrive with a little delay, but each day they are strengthening in the market.

The boom has occurred especially in Panama and Costa Rica, which have operations of companies such as Viva Colombia, Wingo and […]

Panama Canal Board of Directors Meets Advisory Board

La Junta Directiva del Canal se reunió con la Junta Asesora.

A delegation of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), including members of its Board of Directors and administration, met in Shanghai, China, on March 28 and 29 for its annual joint meeting with the ACP Advisory Board.

Since 2000, the Advisory Board meets once or twice a year, alternately in Panama or in a city linked to the maritime industry. This occasionally coincides with the place of residence of Advisory Board members, who offer their insights […]

Aero Expo returns to the Panama Pacifico airport

Una de las exhibiciones del año pasado en Aero-Expo.

The Aero Expo Panama Pacifico (AEPP) will be held at the Panama Pacifico International Airport on Thursday 20 and Friday, April 21 and will include a diverse list of exhibitors and attendees from the Americas and Caribbean. It is the largest aviation exhibition in the region between Mexico and Brazil and promises, from early registrations and exhibition agreements, to be larger than its premier in 2016.

The fair gives the opportunity to buyers and suppliers […]

1,000 Neo-panamax ships crossed the Canal

MSC Anzu hizo el histórico tránsito número 1,000 por el Canal Ampliado.

Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal announced that it has welcomed its 1,000th Neo-panamax vessel through the waterway, highlighting the importance of the route and customers’ continued faith in the safe, reliable and efficient service the Canal provides.

On Sunday, March 19, the containership Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Anzu made the historic 1,000th transit through the Expanded Canal, heading northbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific […]

APL extends risk insurance against cargo in transit

SMARTcool Assured

American President Line (APL) has extended its cargo insurance to shippers who require protection against the risk of loss or damage to their cargo in transit.

This comes from APL’s partnership with one of the largest marine insurance companies in the world, which will allow it to offer options of guarantees such as “Total Cover” for maximum protection; “Main Cover” that protects against important events and “Customized Cover” with “tailor-made” solutions for cargo securing.

APL […]