The deepening of the access channel to 16 meters was defined as one of the priorities for the future development of the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia.
This was explained by Alexander Micolta, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Buenaventura, in a report to the board of the Intergremial Business Committee of El Valle, Ciev, at its last meeting in September.
With the opening of the new Panama Canal in 2015, the minimum depth of [...]
Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica submitted a joint letter to the United Nations (UN) to seek diplomatic alternatives to solve the border disputes that the three countries have with Nicaragua.
The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, delivered the letter signed by the three countries against Nicaragua, to the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon.
As reported by the newspaper El Tiempo of Colombia, the country’s president, -Juan Manuel Santos gave the UN secretary general, Ban [...]
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 [...]
The Panamanian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ricardo Quijano said that Panama has a special interest in signing free trade agreements with Colombia and Mexico to enter the Pacific Alliance not as observers, but as a full member.
However, there have been delays with the agreement with Colombia, because they are currently analyzing the legal content to amend the text of the treaty.
“We are a little worried because we wanted to have it finalized [...]
In Colombia, Tolu will be recognized for its economic projection and its Port of Compas, which is considered strategically the closest Colombian port to the Panama Canal.
This was evidenced in the official opening of the port when it began giving public service to points throughout the South American country.
The strategic advantage of this port, especially for the departments of Sucre, Córdoba and Antioquia, is that it is the closest to the Panama Canal.
Summit concludes in Cali
By Franklin Castrellon
With the absence of Panama, called on to play a vital role in its future development, and with promising results, the Seventh Summit of the Pacific Alliance (PA) concluded in Cali, Colombia, which was led by Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
Founded on April 28, 2011 in Lima, Peru, the PA seeks to integrate this huge market and expand its business to the world, especially to the Asia [...]
The Mexican construction company Itecsa, of the Tradeco Group, won a tender to build a pier and a cargo terminal for the oil company Pacific Rubiales Colombia in Cartagena de Indias, for $40 million.
In a statement, the company explained that for this contract it formed an alliance with the French company Soletanche Bachy, with which it won the bid called by the port company Puerto Bahía.
The dock will have a length of 510 [...]