February

Kicking the can down the line

Una de las naves de Hamburg Süd.

Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the east-west trades to be shipped on vessels in the 2M network. Due to changes in the global liner alliances, the agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East-West trades.

The agreement is scheduled to begin April 1, subject to maritime filing requirements being satisfied. It covers the […]

UMIP gives IMO courses in El Salvador

Una de las clases del curso.

The Maritime Technical Institute (ITEMAR) of the International Maritime University of Panama sent two of its professors to Central America to give International Maritime Organization (IMO) training courses to instructors of the Republic of Salvador Education and Naval Instruction Center(CEIN).

Five instructors benefited from the training. All of them are part of the CEIN Merchant Marine Training Program. The course took place at La Union naval base from January 30 to February 6 in two […]

Panama Maritime 2017 holds some surprises

On July 26 Panamanians were witnesses and celebrated together the inauguration of the new locks of the Panama Canal, a historical fact for the country.

In this 2017, the Panama Ship Registry becomes 100 years old, a centenary.

Incidentally, it is the largest ship registry in the world with more than 8,000 ships registered.

With great works, great challenges and responsibilities come and also, opportunities for all, and especially for Panamanians.

That’s why all are […]

Quijano makes Lloyd’s 2016 list of most powerfulmen in the maritime world

Jorge Luis Quijano.

The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Jorge L. Quijano, was chosen by Containerisation International (CI) a subsidiary of Lloyd’s List, among the “25 personalities, families and companies” who are a key in the transport of containerized cargo in 2016.

Considering Quijano a “true veteran” in the industry for having spent most of his adult life working for the Panama Canal, CI believes that this experience was crucial for him to overcome all obstacles […]

High speed ferry could ease Panama West traffic

Los ferrys son un medio de transporte común en las Islas Azores.

By Franklin Castrellón

Trade and maritime industry sectors consulted by The Bulletin on the possibility of establishing a high-speed ferry service between Panama West and the capital city to relieve land traffic jams during peak hours, agreed that “at least the initiative deserves a feasibility study by the government”.

They pointed out that the studies should focus on potential demand and economic viability, including various alternatives for the development of such a project, as was […]

Government of Panama proposes to extend Colón Container Terminal contract

Colón Container Terminal.

The Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán, presented on January 19 a bill before the National Assembly to award an extension on the 20 year contract for the development of the Port of Coco Solo North Container Terminal, in the Colón province.

According to information supplied by the Government of Panama, the minister said that in 1996 a Contract for the development, Construction, Operation and Administration of a Container Terminal in the Port of Coco […]

Editorial: Regrettable incident at the Colón railway

Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC)

An incident occurred in Colon on January 16, 2017, typical of a fourth-world country, which should never be repeated: The Municipal Council of Colón, headed by Mayor Federico Policani, decided to sit on the Panama-Colon railroad tracks at the Colon station to protest against the Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC) administration because this company “does not contribute municipal taxes, nor does it support it in its social works.”

The transisthmian railroad provides a vital service […]