October

Panama site of regional shipping event

The 48th Annual General Meeting, Exhibition and Conference of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) was held in Panama this year, hosted by Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT).

Election of officers took place in the presence of more than 300 members from ports, shipping companies, shipping agencies, logistics companies and firms representing many related activities.

The membership was representative of most Caribbean islands, Central America, South America and […]

Canal inaugurates new Gamboa bridge

Canal inaugurates new Gamboa bridge

On October 11 the Panama Canal inaugurated the new bridge at Gamboa, which will benefit the residents of this canal town, tourists and the personnel of the operational areas of the waterway located in that sector. The bridge not only benefits the Panama Canal, but also the community, because it will give access to heavy equipment for garbage and scrap collection, and concretes for street repair, as well as safety and logistics.

Emotions run high at shipping event

Horatio Maclean at the MIT offices.

Much emphasis was placed on training young people, but the emotions stirred among participants at the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Shipping Association were a surprise.

They were caused by the story of a young third-year student of shipping and logistics at the Caribbean Maritime University of Kingston, Jamaica, Horatio Mclean.

Horatio accompanied the Jamaican delegation to Panama. He began his story by explaining […]

IMO secretary general congratulates Panama in centenary of ship registry

El Ministro para Asuntos Marítimos, Jorge Barakat Pitty entrega la bandera al Ministro de Economía Marítima y Navegación Interior de Polonia, Marek Gróbarczyk.

With the transfer of the flag by Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk, this country was officialized as the next venue for the Parallel Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluding this great event in Panama City.

“I thank this great country, Panama, for having hosted such an important event for the maritime world. I take this opportunity to […]

Positive results from creation of the Coiba National Park

In the Coiba National Park environment, marine diversity is stable, but outside the protected area there is an alarming decrease in several species. The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) through the Faculty of Marine Science has been monitoring the reef communities in Coiba National Park for three years. This project is funded by the International Conservation Organization, a corporation that is based in the United States and has offices in Panama.

Interesting facts come out […]

Week in Review October 18

FULL SPEED

The Advisory Board of the Panama Canal, which renders its services ad honorem, recommended the overnight transit of neopanamax ships to generate more income for the country. The measures that were adopted for safety before the opening of the new locks are restrictions that must be reviewed, and removed to generate more income, said the administrator, Jorge Quijano.

CARGO RULES

Panama has never had a legal framework to regulate land cargo transport in […]

Solar power and fuel oil substitutes towards 2020

Tanks to store fuel.

It was announced in 2016 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that the effective date for the reduction of marine fuel sulphur will be 2020. The reduction mandates that ships will have to use marine fuels with a sulphur content of not more than 0.5% Sulphur against the current limit of 3.5% Sulphur in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will remain at the 2015 standard of 0.1%S content

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