February

Traceability of merchandise is Panama’s “weak point”

Trazabilidad es un factor muy importante en la cadena de suministro.

The traceability of merchandise is Panama’s main weakness, despite the fact that the country has the greatest logistics competitiveness in Latin America, the Panamanian government acknowledged.

“We have a very weak point, even though we are the number one country in Latin America in the Logistics Performance Index (prepared by the World Bank), and that weakness is the traceability and tracking of the merchandise,” said the Minister of Commerce and Industries, Augusto Arosemena.

In 2016, […]

Panama Logistic Park a platform for global businesses

Parque Logístico Panamá.

The Corporate Group Perez, which has taken part in logistic of the country for more than 60 years through its companies Ricardo Pérez, S. A. – distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino, and Interoceanic Cargo Carrier, identified the need to invest in the country’s logistic infrastructure by developing Panama Logistic Park, an industrial and logistic platform for global businesses.

PLP, is a logistic and industrial development “Class A+” of 46 hectares, strategically located in the […]

Panama Maritime uniting the shipping sector

La AMP participó en Panama Maritime XII.

The Megapolis Convention Center will be the venue for the Panama Maritime XIII Conference and World Exhibition that will take place from the 12th to the 14th of March. The event brings together the shipping industry leaders with the regulators and experts of this sector.

This biannual event, in its 13rd edition, will have more than 100 exhibitors spread on a surface of more than 1,600 square meters. This year the fair will celebrate the […]

Logistic Cabinet will launch new platform

Parque Logístico Panamá.

In a period of six months, some problems that affect the Panamanian logistics system should be resolved, with the implementation of a one-stop shop that will eliminate photocopies and implement online payment of Customs services, informed the president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, warning that it is necessary for all government institutions to be aligned with the development plans presented by the Logistics Cabinet and the logistics industry to attract more transshipment cargo to […]

AMP receives Polish delegation

El administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty con la delegación polaca.

A delegation from the Republic of Poland, led by the Deputy Chief of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Krzsystof Hinz, visited the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The meeting was held with the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty, the secretary general, Tomas Avila, and the director and deputy director of the Merchant Marine Department, Fernando Solórzano and Margareth Mosquera, respectively.

This approach by the Polish authorities, is […]

More cargo movement at the Cortes terminal

La llegada de contenedores importados y exportados se ha incrementado en la terminal.

An average of between 110 and 120 ships per month are docking at the Central Operadora Portuaria (OPC) at the container terminal at Puerto Cortes, Honduras.

Comparing the second half of 2014 with the same period of 2015, general cargo handled increased by 15%, container throughput increased by 10% and currently the largest terminal has maximized its logistics of ships, said Mariano Turnes, CEO of the maritime complex.

“There are important historical developments in vessel […]

Technical Assistance awarded on fourth bridge over Canal

Cuarto puente sobre el Canal.

The best value tender for Technical Assistance for management of the fourth bridge over the Canal project was awarded to the company T.Y.LIN International Panama, SA, for $17,797,040.00.

This company obtained the highest score according to the analysis and relevant studies conducted by the evaluation commission.

T.Y. LIN International will be responsible for carrying out qualified and specialized technical assistance to ensure proper implementation of the objectives of this work in terms of design, construction […]