Vol. 32#29

Ferry Xpress sets sail to Bocas del Toro

Ferry Xpress de Colon 2000

Travelers can now enjoy two days aboard a ship in the Bocas Del Toro islands, an internationally renowned destination with tropical architecture, music and authentic gastronomy.

The ship Ferry Xpress reached Isla Colón on its first voyage on Saturday, October 25.

This began the sightseeing cruises from the Port of Colón 2000.

This new tourism product is providing services of a cruise ship to the islands. The trip from the city of Colón lasts 12 [...]

Atlanta Mayor joins Biden on Panama Canal tour

Puerto de Savannah

After making a visit to Atlanta’s King Center, Vice President Joe Biden tapped Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to travel with him to Panama. The two are part of a coalition to see a project on the Panama Canal that Reed called “Georgia’s largest economic development project.”

In addition to Biden’s visit to Atlanta to take part in an immigration ceremony, this week’s trip follows a September meeting in which Reed and other state leaders joined [...]

New members join CCIAPA

A total of 56 companies were sworn in as new members of the Panama Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (CCIAP). Cincuenta y seis empresas fueron juramentadas como nuevos miembros de la  Cámara de Comercio Industrias y Agricultura de Panamá CCIAPA.

A total of 56 companies were sworn in as new members of the Panama Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (CCIAP).

Puerto Central moves containers to Chile

Port of San Antonio where a new concession holder starts operating.
Puerto de San Antonio. Donde un nuevo  concesionario comienza su operación.

San Antonio, Chile, has again made national and Latin American port news. This time it is because the company Puerto Central, one of the operators in San Antonio, finally began to function. It marks a milestone in the history of San Antonio, and Puerto Central is now consolidated in the port market on this side of the planet. “With the start of operations, the port of San Antonio has become the most important of Chile [...]

Work to start on Puerto Cortes Container Terminal in October

No later than October this year the construction and equipping will begin on the container terminal in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, executives of the Philippine company International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) have stated. “We look forward to results shortly, according to the schedule of activities of operation and construction of what has to be done to improve infrastructure from October this year,” said Juan Carlos Garrido, director of Business Development for the Americas of ICTSI. The [...]

Week in Review

FISHING PLUMMETS The fisheries sector accounted for only 0.8% of gross domestic product of Panama in 2012 because fishing yields have plummeted since 2009, mainly due to climate change and high costs. The situation concerns both private organizations and the government itself, as sustainable fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in food security and account for 17% of the protein consumed by the world population, according to a report presented by FAO on the [...]

Maersk reroutes TP-7 from the Panama Canal to Suez

Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s largest container carrier, will stop routing ships from East Asia to the US East Coast ports of Savannah, Charleston and Miami through the Panama Canal in April. From then on, the ships will travel through the Suez Canal. The new plan will use eleven 6,000-7,000 TEU ships that have been idle as a result of the closing of Maersk’s AE-9 Asia-Europe loop. This new Maersk service will replace the existing [...]