Panama Chamber of Shipping

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 […]

CMP rejects new inspection tariffs

Cámara Marítima rechaza nuevas tarifas de AUPSA

The Panama Chamber of Shipping and shipping company members of this association asked the Panamanian Authority of Food Safety (AUPSA) to reconsider its actions regarding a new set of prices for the services it gives.

According to the Chamber these new tariffs will represent an increase of up to 48% on the cost of transshipment on the Panama route for food products starting from April 1, 2016.

Transshipment cargo represents more than 95% of what […]

Chamber of Shipping organizes Logistic Summit 2016

On Friday, March 11, the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) will discuss the future of the logistics platform and what will happen after the expanded Canal opens to the maritime sector.

This event is the Panama Logistic Summit, of international stature, where prominent international guests will present their diverse perspectives on issues of great relevance to the sector.

The event, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel, will update the national logistics industry both at […]

Goverment works with private sector

CMP apoya al Gabinete Logístico

By Franklin Castrellón

The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) has said they are satisfied with the implementation of the Logistics Office by the Panamanian government, and consider it a big step towards the ultimate goal of turning Panama into a regional logistics hub through “the establishment of the Consultative Council with the participation of the private sector”.

At a meeting on January 21, 2016, with representatives of the maritime and logistics industry, the ministers of […]

CMP and AMP foster growth of auxiliary maritime industry

In order to further strengthen the logistics and maritime potential of the country, the Board of the Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) met with Jorge Barakat, director of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and the Director of Ports, Gerardo Varela, to receive updates on the current management of the AMP.

Highlighted was the progress of building a dock for the auxiliary maritime industry, which is expected to be tendered in January 2016.

“We’ve received a […]

“Neo-Panamax bunker operations”

Panama Bunkering 2015

Panama Bunkering 2015

The 6th Bunkering Forum, PanamaBunkering will be held from October 6 to 7 at the Tryp Hotel in Albrook.

The event is organized by the Panama Chamber of Shipping and aims to unite the bunkering sector, agencies, carriers and service providers to discuss the problems facing this sector of the maritime industry and present them to the various authorities.

Engineer Nicolas Vukelja Duque, chairman of the Chamber Bunkering Committee and organizer of […]

Panama Chamber of Shipping presents 2015 – 2016 Board

Juramentación del Presidente entrante de la Junta Directiva 2015- 2016, el señor Vikash Deepak por el Presidente Saliente, Juan Carlos Croston

On Thursday, June 25, the Panama Chamber of Shipping presented its new Board of Directors 2015-2016, which will be chaired by Mr. Vikash Deepak. The event was attended by senior executives and government officials, special guests, friends and guild members.

The event served to recognize the work of the 2014-2015 Board for their efforts and dedication in promoting and positioning the group as a key member of the country’s logistics industry.

Luciano Fernandes, the […]