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 [...]
San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the new destination on the route network of the airline Avianca with a direct flight three times a week from the Connections Center in Bogota, Colombia and with connections to Central and South America
The flight will start operations from July 17 and will offer a variety of connections to international destinations such as Lima, Peru; Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador; Caracas, Venezuela; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo [...]
The National Infrastructure Agency of Colombia, ANI, announced the arrival of two new Super Post Panamax gantry cranes purchased by the Regional Port of Buenaventura SA, which constitute the largest cranes on the South American Pacific coast, intended to increase productivity in port operations. According to the Agency, the investment in the equipment was $16.7 million and their useful life is over 30 years. These cranes are part of the contractual commitment that the Port [...]
The Aguadulce port project, one of the oldest in Buenaventura, is beginning to take shape. The builders expect construction to start before June this year because of the advances in the first phase of the road to the Aguadulce Peninsula in Colombia, the site of the terminal. “The first phase was the access road of 21 kilometers, that is being built by the Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce,” said Miguel Abisambra, manager of this company. The [...]
By: Marijulia Pujol Lloyd
Panama’s legal system is slow and tortuous, especially for foreigners who have been accused of breaking the country’s law. That is the case of the Bulgarian captain Lyubomirov Sobadzhied, accused of drug trafficking. He was arrested on March 29, 2011 and to date has not appeared before a judge. Instead he is still waiting for his trial date at La Joyita Detention Center in Panama City. Sobadzhied was the master of [...]
Colombia passed Ecuador in 2012 to become the second largest Latin American client of the Panama Canal, the third in the Americas and the sixth in the world. A total of 15.2 million long tons of goods transited the inter-oceanic route to or from Colombian ports. For the fourth consecutive year in 2012 Colombia maintained growth rates of cargo flow on the canal route and regained second place, which was last achieved in 2009. Figures [...]
The Port Authority of Cartagena has among its goals the investment of $740 million for 2016. These investments were planned from 1994 to 2012 with the amounts required in the various works totaling $440 million. Between 2011 and 2012 investments will amount to $160 million between 2013 and by 2016 it will be $300 million. The projects have been based on the extension of piers, dredging, extending patios, acquisition of latest generation port equipment, the [...]