June

Canal offers incentives to Neopanamax on return journey south

The Neopanamax ships will receive incentives, if they use the Panama Canal on its return trip.

By Franklin Castrellón

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has formulated a proposal to modify the toll system which, on the one hand, provides incentives to Neopanamax vessels on their partially empty return voyage to the South Pacific. On the other hand, the ACP reassigns the container/loose cargo vessels from its classification in the “other” segment to the general cargo segment, which will generate savings for these types of vessels for using the Panamanian route. The […]

Wingo consolidate in Panama and region in first six months

Wingo es la primera aerolínea panameña de bajo costo.

The Colombian airline Wingo, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, in six months of operations in Panama, has sold more than $38 million and carried more than 334,000 passengers.

The low-cost airline started low-cost flights depart from Panama with direct flights to four cities – San José (Costa Rica) Cali, Medellín and Bogotá (Colombia).

In February the company inaugurated the Panama-Cartagena-Panama route.

At the moment Wingo does not plan to fly to a new destination, but […]

Panama Pacific Cruise Terminal awarded

Una terminal de crucero se construirá en Calzada Amador.

The consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, consisting of the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, will build the cruise ship terminal on Perico Island, on the Amador causeway.

The consortium committed to reducing its economic offer to meet the reference price set by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The companies had offered $197 million, exceeding by $31 million the amount set by the entity. Article 23, point 23, of Law 22, which […]

Minister of Maritime Affairs visits Japan

El Administrador de la AMP, Jorge Barakat con representantes de los sectores portuarios y marítimos de Japón.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) Jorge Barakat Pitty, made an official tour to Tokyo, Japan, where he met with representatives of the maritime-port sector.

The authority communicated with representatives of major Japanese shipping companies such as: MOL, NYK Line and “K” Line, as well as with members of the Japan Ship Owners Association.

Minister Barakat Pitty presented to the representatives the new platforms and technological systems that […]

ACP and UP Agreement to raise debate on Canal

El administrador de la Autoridad del Canal, Jorge Quijano, y el rector de la Universidad de Panamá, Eduardo Flores Castro, firman el convenio de cooperación, ante la presencia del director del Instituto del Canal, Luis Navas P. (izquierda), y otros altos funcionarios de la UP.

A broad cooperation agreement signed between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Panama University (UP) will raise to the academic level the debate on the role of the Canal in world trade and as a driving force for the country’s economic and social development , Luis Navas P., director of the university’s Canal Institute (ICUP) told The Bulletin after the signing on June 2, 2017.

The agreement was signed in the rectory of the […]

Transport companies and refrigeration equipment suppliers

Vegetales y frutas se conservan mejor gracias a la Cadena de Frío.

By Juan Morales, Operations Manager (Jmorales@tkpanama.com) Thermo King of Panama

The cold chain is a temperature controlled supply chain. An example of the cold chain is in the food industry, where products pass through a series of processes and activities to ensure their quality and safety until the moment they reach the end consumer.

A cold chain remains intact to assure a consumer that the products, especially perishables, have been maintained within the temperature range […]

DHL Global reaches new quality standard

Aparato para monitorear la temperatura.

DHL Global Forwarding, a specialist in air and ocean freight forwarder, DHL Group, within Deutsche Post, is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to raise the standard in the transport of pharmaceutical products to implement CEIV Pharma Certification of IATA in all its key facilities worldwide.

The DHL Global Forwarding station located in Brussels, Belgium, received the Certification CEIV Pharma. IATA awards after performing independent audits and training, including the Regulations on temperature […]