ECLAC launches new maritime and logistic profile

La nueva plataforma tiene información de la red vial latinoamericana.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) makes available on its website, from March 2017, a renewed version of its Maritime and Logistics Profile, an interactive tool that provides data and information on the maritime and logistics sectors.

The new profile of ECLAC seeks to support countries in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies and regulatory frameworks to increase efficiency and sustainability in the provision of logistics services, thus maximizing […]

Week in Review March 22


After a well-known bad year, Panamanian ports began 2017 with a strong expansion in their economic activity, according to statistics from the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP). According to figures from the AMP, the movement of TEUs (29 ft container equivalents) grew 17.5% in January 2017. In this first month, the ports moved 597,000 containers, up from 508,000 in January 2016.


The pilots, deck officers and engineers of the Panama Canal and […]

Meyer’s Group offers towage support to the Panama Canal

El remolcador Damen ASD 2913.

The Meyer’s Group has ordered two, powerful Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group was awarded a contract last year to offer towage support in the new Panama Canal locks.

These new tugs fulfil the requirements of the Panama Canal Authority as more powerful vessels, of at least 80 […]

Crowley enhances shipping service between Florida and Panama

El MV Weisshorn.

To better serve customers shipping between the U.S. and Panama, Crowley Maritime Corp. ’s liner services group has enhanced its ocean container transportation services with a new, weekly sailing connecting Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Fla., more directly with Manzanillo, Panama. This sailing complements a new office in Panama, which combines Crowley’s ocean cargo and logistics personnel, to provide streamlined supply chain services.

Two Crowley 1,100-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, the MV Toronto Trader and […]

Panama Canal to launch State-of-the-Art Vessel System

El nuevo sistema de programación de tránsito y gestión de recursos marítimos.

In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal announced today that it will launch a state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to further optimize costs, improve safety and increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the service it provides.

“For more than a century, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a proud legacy of innovation,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “This system will help carry that legacy forward, allowing […]

The shipping industry gets together at Panama Maritime

Más de 30 expositores tomaron parte de Panama Maritime XIII World Conference Exhibition.

Panama Maritime, the main event of the maritime industry in Latin America brought together the most important leaders of Panama’s shipping industry, as well as experts from more than 50 countries, 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) general secretary, Kitack Lim, inaugurated Panama Maritime XIII World Conference Exhibition on March 12 and he talked about the current state of the maritime industry, its challenges and the new norms that will be […]

Tehuantepec Isthmus wants to compete with the Panama Canal

Trabajos de expansión de la Carretera Panamericana en Panamá.

The expansion of the Panama Canal has inspired several countries in Central America such as Costa Rica and Honduras to build their own dry canals. To achieve this, new roads, railways and ports have been constructed over the last few years.

Now it is the turn of Mexico, which is investing $153 million to spur economic development in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec interoceanic corridor through a comprehensive project that will connect the Gulf of Mexico […]