The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary- General, Mr. Koji Sekimizu, recently visited the headquarters of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) to discuss matters of mutual interest, in particular in the field of the future of maritime communications and how new technologies would support the sustainability of the maritime sector.
IMSO Director General, Captain Esteban Pacha-Vicente, said: “IMSO is honored to receive Mr Sekimizu on his first visit to IMSO in his capacity as the IMO [...]
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) regulations for vessels arriving at North American ports this summer issued by the US Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The risk of introduction of AGM into North America from the Far East Russia, Japan, Korea, and Northern China is considered to be high for 2013.
Asian Gypsy Moth is a serious pest that can be carried on the superstructure of [...]
The ports of Colombia last year moved 153 million tons of cargo, representing a variation of 1.3% compared with 2011, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia.
The Minister, Sergio Diaz-Granados, said during the previous year Cartagena and Santa Marta remained the largest ports in the country, since the two moved 96.2 million tonnes, representing 63% of the total.
Cartagena recorded the highest volume of cargo for export, with [...]
The Panama Canal Corridor and projects added in Guatemala and the Nicaragua Canal will impact future Central American trade.
The InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) is committed to Mesoamerica as a global logistics corridor. In that sense, the question is can the Isthmus be the hub of world trade?
There are three options, one already established (the Panama Canal), the other with great strides (Inter-Oceanic Corridor of Guatemala, CIG) and a third still as a possibility [...]
Since the advent of containerization, there has been a notable reduction in opportunities for cargo ship travel that was at one time readily available on conventional ships.
However, the French shipping company CMA CGM has announced that passenger cabins are now available on board the massive CMA CGM Marco Polo containership (16,020 TEUs).
“These original cruises offer travelers the possibility to live a unique experience by discovering oceans, seas and continents to the beat of [...]
The 112 lines that move the trade to Mexico, grouped into AMANAC, developed a strategic plan for ports that can provide a solution to the country’s foreign trade with a powerful vision for the next 25 years.
The 112 lines that move trade to the country are members of the Mexican Association of Shipping Agents (AMANAC), headed by Christian Bennett.
They have developed a strategic plan for ports that can provide a solution to [...]
The Central American countries must improve their port logistics infrastructure, roads, quality of transport services and identify institutional coordination to meet the demands of Post Panamax vessels, once the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2015, These were the findings of two studies published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The first study, entitled “Assessment of the Performance of Ports and Port Connectivity in Central America and the Dominican Republic,” evaluates the performance and connectivity [...]
The vessel Swift of the Dockwise shipping line, arrived from China on February 15 with four dock gantry cranes for the new Specialized Container Terminal (TEC II) of the CONTECON company in Manzanillo, Mexico.
The four cranes were manufactured by the Dutch company Cargotec.
This equipment will move containers of 20, 40 and 65 feet, lifting up to two at a time with maximum weights of 32 tons each.
The cranes have a maximum reach [...]
The event that showcases products from 35 different countries, Expocomer, returns this year to give Panamanian businessmen the opportunity to make alliances with foreign commercial partners from more than 1,000 companies.
This year Expocomer will take place in the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama City from Wednesday 17 to Saturday April 20.
The fair is organized by the Panama Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and has an exhibition space of 14,000 square meters.
In December the Norwegian shipping line Wallenius Wilhelmsen made its second arrival at Antofagasta Internacional Terminal SA, after more than two years of negotiations with the port operator.
The ships come from Houston transporting mining equipment and machinery that can move under their own power.
The vessels operate on a service per month, besides giving Antofagasta a bonus to be the only terminal that handles this service on the north coast of Chile, making the [...]