Colon

FCC wins contract to build storage terminal

FCC gana el contrato para construir la terminal

The consortium FCC and Felguera IHI have won the contract to construct the Vopak oil storage terminal in Bahía las Minas (province of Colón), on the Panamanian Atlantic coast.

The contract was awarded by Royal Vopak, one of the world’s leading providers of independent tank storage for the oil and chemical industry.

The new terminal will be located next to the Chevron terminal of 509,000 mbc (thousands of barrels of oil) in Panama. It will […]

A port for Isla Margarita

Una impresión artística del diseño de la futura terminal en Isla Margarita.

Panama Colon Container Port Inc (PCCP) announced that they will soon start construction of the long awaited container port on Isla Margarita, Colon province.

The construction includes a container yard with a capacity to handle up to 2.5 million TEUs per year, with four docks occupying 1,200 meters of water frontage and the first with the ability to serve Neopanamax ships.

The project will make it one of the most important ports in Panama and […]

Colón’s Enrique Jiménez Airport receives bilingual ATIS system

Aeropuerto Internacional Enrique A. Jiménez

STR-SpeechTech has completed the delivery and training of a technologically advanced ATIS System which has been installed in the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Enrique Jiménez International Airport, in Colón, Panama. The system was installed by Comtel S.A., a Panamanian company.

ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) broadcasts information to pilots of noncontrol information including runways in use and conditions, notices to airmen, and weather information. The Digital ATIS (D-ATIS) is received digitally in text […]

Colón will be the most benefited

Varela has great plans for the logistic sector

Franklin Castrellón

The People First Alliance government, to be installed on July 1, 2014, will have among its priorities for the next five years transforming Panama into an “air and maritime Logistical Hub of the Americas,” said President-elect, Juan Carlos Varela.

He also promised to consider converting Colón into a large free port. The possibility of converting Colón into a free port was […]

Panama sells island for “mega port”

Isla Remo Largo, Colón

Isla Remo Largo in Colón has been sold for $30 million for the construction and operation of a port for container handling for super Post Panamax vessels.

The Panamanian Cabinet authhorized the Administrative Unit of Reverted Properties to “…sell to the company SMC BARCELONA, SA, the polygon IL01 -01, located in the area of Isla Remo Largo, Cristobal district and in the province of Colón, at a price of $30 million for the construction, development, […]

Direct Sale of land in Colon to SMC Barcelona, S.A.

On April 8, the Cabinet authorized the direct sale of  126 hectares on Remo Largo Island in the district of Cristobal, Colon province. The sale will be “through exceptional procedure”, i.e., directly, so that the company SMC Barcelona, S.A. can construct, develop, manage and operate a multipurpose container handling port and other complementary activities.

International airlines betting on Panama

Aeropuerto Internacional Enrique Malek

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

Panama took a step forward by developing three new international airports in Chiriqui, Coclé and Colón provinces in 2013. Now the real work begins to promote these terminals with airlines in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Moisés Véliz, former Vice-President of Governmental Relations for COPA Airlines and an expert in the aeronautical industry, said that this is going to be a long term process, but the main advantage is “we do […]