Panama Chamber of Shipping

New CMP president will promote actions to boost the maritime sector

Nicolas Vulkelja

The new president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, Engineer Nicolás Vulkelja, said during the inauguration of the new Board of Directors, that it is necessary to work together with the authorities and the private sector to implement actions that boost the competitiveness of industry and generate new investments.

During the CMP Board of Directors swearing-in ceremony for the period 2019-2020, held on June 13, Vulkelja said that in […]

First woman president of the CMP

Patricia Velásquez,

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The shipping sector has been traditionally dominated by men, but in 2018 that changed when Patricia Velasquez became the Panama Chamber of Shipping’s first female president.

She is the commercial director of Macosnar Corporation., a recognized security organization and classification society founded in 1995 to offer services of professional quality to the maritime community.

Velasquez has twelve years experience in the maritime […]

Panama Chamber of Shipping central figure in maritime-logistics hub

Canal ampliado

After the signing of the Torrijos-Carter treaties, in the late 1970’s, shipping agents on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama saw that new rules governing their operations were imminent.So they created the Panama Chamber of Shipping to have a unified voice in unfolding events affecting the sector.

First president elected to the new entity was the late Edmond Wachtel, then owner of the Wilford & McKay Shipping Agency.For […]

CAM Panama 2017 will take place in September

Temas relacionados con el Gas Natural Licuado (LNG – GNL) estarán a cargo de AES Panama y Lloyd Register.

Under the title “The Next 100 Years,” the Panama Chamber of Shipping has announced its event for education and the updating of the maritime, port and logistics sector that will be held from September 27 to 29.

The title “The Next 100 Years” is in the framework of the 100 years of the Panama Ship Registry. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City.

The conference will integrate, for the first time, […]

New Chamber of Shipping Board for 2017-2018 period sworn in

Juramentación de la Junta Directiva electa para el periodo 2017-2018

In the Las Perlas Room of the Union Club on June 28, the ceremony was held inaugurating the Board of Directors of the Panama Chamber of Shipping for the 2017-2018 period. The new Board is presided by Julio de La Lastra, who holds the post for the fourth time in the history of the guild.

The event was held in the company of authorities such as Álvaro Alemán, Minister of the Presidency; Dulcidio de La […]

ACP to adjusts tender terms of Corozal

¿Una segunda oportunidad para el Puerto de Corozal?

Por Franklin Castrellón  With authorization of the Board of Directors, the administration of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will make an assessment of the terms originally proposed for the concessionaire of the construction and development of the container port of Corozal West, at the Pacific entrance of the Canal.

The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) through its president, Rommel Troetsch, had made some observations that, according to the report, the administrator of the ACP, Jorge […]

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 […]