October

MOP receives proposals for fourth bridge over the Canal

Cuarto puente sobre el Canal.

Panama’s Ministry of Public Works (MOP) received the proposals from the four prequalified consortia for the design and construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.

At the ceremony, held in the Yellow Room of the Presidency of the Republic, the companies presented their proposals: Consortium Panama Fourth Bridge, made up by China Communications Construction Company Ltd/China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd; Dragados Sucursal Panamá, S.A.; Astaldi Consortium – DAELIM conformed by Astaldi S.P.A./ DAELIM […]

Panama could surge in e-commerce with national single window

Oficinas principales de CrimsonLogic en Singapur.

Panama’s implementation of a national single window as the only entry point that integrates information on Customs, foreign trade and the port community system, among others, can be a relevant point of support to jump to a higher level in electronic commerce. This was assured by a specialist on the subject, Gustavo Davis, the local manager of CrimsonLogic with headquarters in Singapore and regional offices for Latin America in Panama-

The company provides systems in […]

Hurricanes make operators review transshipment strategy

Los huracanes en el Caribe son una continua amenaza para las navieras.

The increasing force of hurricanes that have been hitting the Caribbean region, with severe impact on trade and operations in some of the major ports, have made large shipping companies to reexamine their hub strategies for cargo transshipment operations internationally. This was recently reported in Fairplay magazine, specializing in maritime affairs.

Under the headline, “How record-setting Hurricane Irma could impact shipping”, Fairplay’s chief editor, Greg Miller, warned that the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in […]

Third bridge over the Canal exceeds 52% progress

Tercer puente sobre el Canal

Construction of the new bridge over the Panama Canal in Colón reached 52% completion, including such aspects as the main towers, piles and viaducts to the structure which will enhance the development of Costa Abajo area of the Colón province.

The new bridge will have four lanes connecting the communities of Costa Abajo with the city of Colón, which will improve communication with the rest of the country and open up opportunities for business growth […]

Week in Review October 19

Expensive education

The constant complaints about the high cost of private education has generated a great conflict between parents, school owners and the Legislative Organ. There are at least five bills proposing reforms that could affect the money families put aside for their children’s education. The new bills propose such things as tax incentives for parents; the expansion of the so called “Universal Scholarship”, only given to students who go to schools where the annual […]

Prompt cargo handling

The attribute that defines the best logistics transport is readiness. The company, Fast Services, has this attribute, characterized by providing good customer service. In handling cargo. It offers the best service and promptness in each of its deliveries.

Transportation is part of that flow and, therefore, we must pay attention to it. Poor management in the transport of temperature controlled cargo has a negative impact on product quality.

Fast Services offers the following services: maritime […]

Taking care of cargo

Almacenaje para contenedores.

Panama Central Terminal Inc. is a cargo custody center with capacity for indoor storage and patio storage areas for containers, cars, etc. It now has new facilities located in the area of Juan Diaz with proximity to both the Northern and Southern Corridors to give customers better service.

The new location will benefit international and local companies, ports and shipping lines, for the type of In-Bond warehouses that PCT has in this area.

PCT provides […]