Panama Chamber of Shipping

Customs and procedures are modernized

AUPSA no aumentará costos a la carga de transbordo.

By Franklin Castrellón

As a result of concerns expressed in the Logistics Cabinet Permanent Consultative Council and agreements made in the Cabinet, next June the systems and payments made by electronic means will be modernized and will be initiated in the State entities that provide services to imports and exports, particularly to transshipments. This represents about 95% of the cargo handled at Panamanian ports.

The good news was confirmed this week to The Bulletin by […]

Panama Maritime uniting the shipping sector

La AMP participó en Panama Maritime XII.

The Megapolis Convention Center will be the venue for the Panama Maritime XIII Conference and World Exhibition that will take place from the 12th to the 14th of March. The event brings together the shipping industry leaders with the regulators and experts of this sector.

This biannual event, in its 13rd edition, will have more than 100 exhibitors spread on a surface of more than 1,600 square meters. This year the fair will celebrate the […]

Puerto de Corozal an urgent need

El planeado Puerto de Corozal.

By Franklin Castrellón

A workshop on marine cargo transshipment, held on August 17 under the auspices of the Logistics Cabinet and the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) concluded on the need to expand port capacity of Panama on the Pacific coast if it is to exploit the opportunities open to the country by the expanded Canal.

In addition to the organizers and the representative of the Center for Innovation and Research in Logistics of Georgia […]

ACP hold reforestation day Cámara Marítima y la ACP

Cámara Marítima y la ACP realizan jornada de reforestación

On Sunday, July 17, a group of volunteers from the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) conducted a reforestation day in the Canal watershed area near the newly established Scale Ship Training Center.

The welcoming remarks were given by Rommel Troetsch, president of the CMP and by engineer Manuel Benitez, Deputy Administrator of the ACP. They stressed the importance of this type of activity that raises awareness of environmental care […]

Expansion gives impetus to Corozal

Puerto de Corozal.

By Franklin Castrellón

The start of operations of the expanded Canal seems to have given the required impetus to the realization of the port of Corozal, the construction of which has been called for years by the maritime community under the leadership of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP).

Last week, the newly installed president of the CMP, Rommel Troetsch, added his voice categorically to those of his predecessors, Juan Carlos Croston and Willys Delvalle, […]

New CMP Board bets on the Canal

Rommel Troetsch.

A new leadership of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) has been elected, headed by Rommel Troetsch. There were two candidates and the nomination was won by only two votes.

Harnessing the Panama Canal expansion to increase maritime business of the conglomerate, is one of the main challenges that the new Board faces.

The new Board was elected by members of the organization that has more than 200 member companies of different activities in the […]

AUPA’s new tariff increase suspended

AUPSA suspende aumento de tarifas

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The Panama Chamber of Shipping has had a dispute with the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (Autoridad Panameña de Seguridad Alimentaria – AUPSA) since March 23, 2016 after this government entity announced an increase in its tariffs.

The AUPSA inspects transshipment cargo passing through the Panama Canal. Immediately after the announcement, the auxiliary maritime companies complained and AUPSA stopped the measure pending further consultation with those affected.

AUPSA and the Chamber of […]