Chile

Panama Canal Pilots’ Association speaks in Chile on expansion

Cap. Alvaro Moreno

As part of the celebration of “Pilots’ Day” on August 18, Captain Alvaro Moreno, a member of the board of the Panama Canal Pilots’ Association (APCP) and Vice President of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA), was invited to speak in Chile at the International Seminar for Pilots of Ports and Channels. The event was coordinated by the Department of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine of Chile (DIRECTEMAR) and held in Valparaiso, Chile, on August [...]

Arica receives ISO 50001 accreditation for energy efficiency

The port of Arica, Chile, successfully added a new environmental management advance, worked on since 2005, with the awarding of the ISO 50001 energy management and efficiency certification, becoming the first terminal in Chile and Latin America to achieve this process that involves reducing the use of energy in the various port operations.

After submitting a video on environmental history and major achievements of Puerto Arica, the President of SEP, and Domingo Cruzat highlighted the [...]

Panama wants to be part of the Pacific Alliance

By Dennis Smith

Members (Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru) and observers of the Pacific Alliance just wrapped up their latest meeting in Cali, Colombia.

Among those attending was Panama President Ricardo Martinelli. His mission was to push Panama’s status from observer to full member.

Panama has much to benefit from and much to add to the Alliance as a full member. Acceptance will allow Panama to become the most viable logistic platform for transpacific trade [...]

Puerto Central moves containers to Chile

Port of San Antonio where a new concession holder starts operating.
Puerto de San Antonio. Donde un nuevo  concesionario comienza su operación.

San Antonio, Chile, has again made national and Latin American port news. This time it is because the company Puerto Central, one of the operators in San Antonio, finally began to function. It marks a milestone in the history of San Antonio, and Puerto Central is now consolidated in the port market on this side of the planet. “With the start of operations, the port of San Antonio has become the most important of Chile [...]

Maersk makes a jump from China to Chile

The Maersk Line subsidiary, MCI, has again surprised the shipping industry by setting up its second reefer box factory outside China When it opens in December, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) San Antonio will be the first factory outside China producing insulated reefer containers. Currently, the insulated container producers – CIMC, MCI and Singamas – all have their production facilities in China. MCI San Antonio will also be the first reefer container factory in South America, [...]

Analyzing conflict of interest in shipping and port industry

Chile’s National Economic Prosecutor’s Office is concerned that shipping companies competing in the international market share ownership in several port terminals of Chile. Also some of the groups involved have directors in the same company while, in fact, they are rivals in other industries with relevant weight on the local economies, such as forestry and banking. The National Economic Prosecutor (FNE) is eyeing possible conflicts of interest within the boards of the companies operating in [...]

San Antonio in top ten ports of Latin America

The Port of San Antonio, Chile, ranked tenth in the latest edition of “Containerized Port Traffic Ranking”, conducted annually by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), on port movement in the region. According to the study, which is based on figures for the first half of 2012, the Port of San Antonio mobilized in this period a total of 550,520 TEUs (20ft container equivalents), representing a growth of 13.6% over the [...]