Vol. 33#11

Panama’s first line of defense

Infantes de marina recorren la selva en busca de drogas

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

Panama has 2,490 kilometers of coastline and 32,115 square kilometers of territorial waters. The geographical position of the isthmus has been used to move all kinds of merchandise through its territory including illegal substances and even undocumented people.

The only line of defense is the National Air and Naval Service (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval – SENAN).

This military force is a combination of coast guard, anti-drug squad and rescue service, all rolled […]

Venezuelans detain ship

Teknik Perdana ship

It is Panamanian

The Venezuelan Navy arrested the crew of a survey ship, Teknik Perdana, operated by the U.S. company Anadarko Petroleum in waters disputed by Venezuela and Guyana, it was confirmed on Friday, October 11, by the authorities of both countries, that also expressed concern over the incident and mutually demanded explanations.

The Teknik Perdana was intercepted in the afternoon of October 10 by the Venezuelan Navy patrol boat Yekuana, said to have been […]

United Airlines announces September operating results

In September 2013, United Airlines (UAL) consolidated traffic (expressed as revenue/passenger miles) increased 1.0 percent and consolidated capacity (expressed as available seat miles) increased 0.2 percent compared to the September 2012 results.

In September 2013 the consolidated occupancy factor increased 0.6 points compared to September 2012.

It is estimated that revenue per available passenger seat mile (PRASM) consolidated corresponding to the main operations of the company in August 2013, and are approximately equal to those […]

Buenaventura deepening its channel to 16 meters

Puerto de Buenaventura, Colombia

The deepening of the access channel to 16 meters was defined as one of the priorities for the future development of the Port of Buenaventura, Colombia.

This was explained by Alexander Micolta, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Buenaventura, in a report to the board of the Intergremial Business Committee of El Valle, Ciev, at its last meeting in September.

With the opening of the new Panama Canal in 2015, the minimum depth of […]

Corozal awakes national interest and speculations about a port

Corozal “área codiciada”.

With established urgency for a new and modern port terminal at the Pacific entrance of the Canal (Corozal), and the government and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) respectively taking steps to carry it out, and with the approval of the maritime industry, Panama Ports Co. (PPC), the operator of the ports of Balboa and Cristobal, is making impossible maneuvers to take the land on which the Port of Corozal will be developed.

There are three […]

Minera begins work on the Llano Grande highway

El equipo fue traído de África

To improve the connectivity of the communities along the Llano Grande-Molejon highway, in the districts of La Pintada and Donoso, the company Minera Panama started surfacing some sections by double sealing them, under its Community Improvement Infrastructure Plan and commitments with the residents of these areas near the project.

“Maintaining the road in optimal condition is important for the development of the communities and their activities,” said Alberto Casas, Community Affairs and Environmental director of […]

SIMA Shipyards delivers bunker barges and tugs for Panama Canal

The Peruvian Defence Minister, Pedro Cateriano, highlighted the role of the Navy Industrial Services (SIMA) in the shipbuilding industry worldwide and the maintaining of strategic partnerships for the benefit of countries in the region.

In this context, he welcomed the alliance between SIMA and the Panama Canal Authority, expressed in the delivery of modern fuel barges and tugs built in the shipyards of the company in Peru.

The amount of the order totaled approximately $60 […]