February 2013

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 [...]

Work to start on Puerto Cortes Container Terminal in October

No later than October this year the construction and equipping will begin on the container terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, executives of the Philippine company International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) have stated. “We look forward to results shortly, according to the schedule of activities of operation and construction of what has to be done to improve infrastructure from October this year,” said Juan Carlos Garrido, director of Business Development for the Americas of ICTSI. The [...]

Week in Review

FISHING PLUMMETS The fisheries sector accounted for only 0.8% of gross domestic product of Panama in 2012 because fishing yields have plummeted since 2009, mainly due to climate change and high costs. The situation concerns both private organizations and the government itself, as sustainable fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in food security and account for 17% of the protein consumed by the world population, according to a report presented by FAO on the [...]

Maersk reroutes TP-7 from the Panama Canal to Suez

Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s largest container carrier, will stop routing ships from East Asia to the US East Coast ports of Savannah, Charleston and Miami through the Panama Canal in April. From then on, the ships will travel through the Suez Canal. The new plan will use eleven 6,000-7,000 TEU ships that have been idle as a result of the closing of Maersk’s AE-9 Asia-Europe loop. This new Maersk service will replace the existing [...]

Victoria Hotel – comfortable and affordable

Hotel Victoria has all the amenities at reasonable prices.
Hotel Victoria tiene todas sus comodidades y precios al alcance de todo.

Victoria Hotel & Suites is a new hotel located in Calle D El Cangrejo, Bella Vista, in the commercial heart of Panama City, very close to the banking center, restaurants and good shopping areas. The International Tocumen Airport is only 20 minutes away through the South Corridor expressway. The hotel is equipped with the latest technologies, comfortable ample rooms and suites that measure from 33 sqm. to 66 sqm. The windows have an innovative thermal [...]

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, [...]

Customs modernization arrives at Valparaiso

After the initial phase of testing in the Terminal Pacifico Sur Valparaiso (TPS) since Thursday, January 31, the Electronic Maritime Cargo Manifest is officially operating. This project was conducted by the National Customs Service as part of the modernization process for foreign trade documentation, which will result in it coming into force in other Chilean marine terminals. The new method of delivery of this document is being used in the container terminal of Valparaiso with [...]