March

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 […]

Channeling A Bold Trump Infrastructure Plan

Puerto de Luisiana del Sur.

By Paul Aucoin and Sean Duffy

Of the ten states that border the main stem of the Mississippi River, Donald Trump won eight. Of the 31 states that use the river and its tributaries to export goods across the globe, Trump carried all but a handful. His appeal to many of those voters was his promise to restore economic vitality to the American heartland.

The media has generally portrayed the revitalization of Middle America as […]

Efficiency, flexibility COASSA’s successes

Eficiencia y flexibilidad los éxitos de COASSA

“Kandilosa” is the name of the first tanker that docked on January 6, 2012, at the terminal of Colon Oil and Services S.A., in Colón, known as COASSA. It is a subsidiary of Oiltanking (www.oiltanking.com) a leading global group present in 23 countries worldwide with 81 terminals.

Since then, 300 Panamax tankers have been unloaded, more than 1,500 barges handled and more than 6,000 road tanker trucks have been loaded, with an impeccable record of […]

Week in Review March 6

PANAMA TOPS

Panama will outperform Chile as a result of greater economic growth, but the measure does not reflect persistent inequalities. Panama will be the country with the highest GDP per capita measured by purchasing power parity in Latin America in 2018. This is the projection made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Taken into account are the calculations that point to Panama as the fastest growing economy.

DEPENDENCE

An improvement in the economies of […]