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Copa Airlines announces expansion plans for 2013

COPA - More aircraft and new routes.
COPA –más aviones y nuevas rutas.

Copa Airlines has announced its plans for the coming year. These include an increase in flights to three of its key destinations, an expansion of its fleet, and the addition of a new service between Panama and Boston. Beginning in July 2013, the airline will increase its flight frequencies between Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama and Orlando, Florida, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. To Orlando, flights will […]

ExpoLogistica 2013 expected to unite logistic industry

Adolfo Noriega, President of the Organizing Committee of ExpoLogistics; Irvin A. Halman, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama and Rubén Berrocal general secretary of SENACYT. Adolfo Noriega, Presidente de la Comisión Organizadora de ExpoLogística, Irvin A. Halman, Presidente de La Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Agricultura de Panamá, Rubén Berrocal secretario general de SENACYT.

The seventh version of ExpoLogistica Panama 2013, will take place from September 19 to 21 at the ATLAPA Convention Center. This fair is an initiative of the Panama Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (CCIAP) and the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT). The aim of the event is to promote the logistic industry of the country. ExpoLogistica is one of the most important logistic fairs of the region attracting exhibitors, investors and […]

Barletta: 2013 should be a good year for logistics development

Nicolás Ardito Barletta.

Panama is one of the rising stars of Latin America’s economy. The construction of large infrastructure projects, such as the $5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion and a $1.8 billion subway in the capital city, have boosted the country’s economy to 10.5% growth and reduced unemployment to 4.8% in 2012. It seems that the real challenge for Panama will be to position itself as a world-class logistics hub if it wants to consolidate its recent economic […]

Containerships of 18,000 TEUs enter service in June

Container ship size continues to grow -  now the Triple E.
Tamaño de barcos  porta-contenedores sigue creciendo - ahora el Triple E.

The Triple E, a new class of container ship 400 meters long will enter service in June, and will be the largest ship on the seas. Each will carry as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers and will have a capacity equivalent to 18,000 TEUs. These containers would rise above billboards, street lights and some buildings of Times Square, in New York. Or they could fill two lines of 30 trains of 1.61 km long […]

Jamaica ahead in race to be logistics hub of the Americas

Gordon Wilmsemeir.

The race to be the logistics hub of the Americas has already begun with the addition of Jamaica that has revealed its intention to position the island as the rival of Singapore. A similar situation is raking place with the Dominican Republic, while in Panama there is still a debate on the need for a long-term strategy that includes where to locate logistics parks. In a note published in Lloyd’s List it has been reported […]

Improved reliability and calls by container ships


The Drewry key performance indicator (KPI) on calls by container ships and services showed significant increases in the indices of reliability during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the quarterly Insight Carrier Performance report. The reliability of the container ships reached a new high in the fourth quarter with a percentage of arrivals on time, crossing all routes, which increased to 79.9%, a rise of 6.4 percentage points compared with the performance of the […]

Colon´s new airport to be ready in July

The new Colon Air Terminal under construction.
El nuevo Terminal Aéreo de Colon en fase de construcción.

• The terminal will cost $58.3 million –  handle 500 passengers • Bridge will connect to the Colon Free Zone • Lengthened runway will take Boeing 757/200

The Enrique Adolfo Jimenez Airport (France Field) in Colon is receiving a facelift that will allow it to handle international and national flights carrying passengers and cargo. The cost of the renovation is $58.3 million and the airport is scheduled to open in July. This is part of […]