Vol. 35#25

High speed ferry could ease Panama West traffic

Los ferrys son un medio de transporte común en las Islas Azores.

By Franklin Castrellón

Trade and maritime industry sectors consulted by The Bulletin on the possibility of establishing a high-speed ferry service between Panama West and the capital city to relieve land traffic jams during peak hours, agreed that “at least the initiative deserves a feasibility study by the government”.

They pointed out that the studies should focus on potential demand and economic viability, including various alternatives for the development of such a project, as was […]

Government of Panama proposes to extend Colón Container Terminal contract

Colón Container Terminal.

The Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán, presented on January 19 a bill before the National Assembly to award an extension on the 20 year contract for the development of the Port of Coco Solo North Container Terminal, in the Colón province.

According to information supplied by the Government of Panama, the minister said that in 1996 a Contract for the development, Construction, Operation and Administration of a Container Terminal in the Port of Coco […]

Editorial: Regrettable incident at the Colón railway

Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC)

An incident occurred in Colon on January 16, 2017, typical of a fourth-world country, which should never be repeated: The Municipal Council of Colón, headed by Mayor Federico Policani, decided to sit on the Panama-Colon railroad tracks at the Colon station to protest against the Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC) administration because this company “does not contribute municipal taxes, nor does it support it in its social works.”

The transisthmian railroad provides a vital service […]

Traceability of merchandise is Panama’s “weak point”

Trazabilidad es un factor muy importante en la cadena de suministro.

The traceability of merchandise is Panama’s main weakness, despite the fact that the country has the greatest logistics competitiveness in Latin America, the Panamanian government acknowledged.

“We have a very weak point, even though we are the number one country in Latin America in the Logistics Performance Index (prepared by the World Bank), and that weakness is the traceability and tracking of the merchandise,” said the Minister of Commerce and Industries, Augusto Arosemena.

In 2016, […]

Panama Logistic Park a platform for global businesses

Parque Logístico Panamá.

The Corporate Group Perez, which has taken part in logistic of the country for more than 60 years through its companies Ricardo Pérez, S. A. – distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino, and Interoceanic Cargo Carrier, identified the need to invest in the country’s logistic infrastructure by developing Panama Logistic Park, an industrial and logistic platform for global businesses.

PLP, is a logistic and industrial development “Class A+” of 46 hectares, strategically located in the […]

Panama Maritime uniting the shipping sector

La AMP participó en Panama Maritime XII.

The Megapolis Convention Center will be the venue for the Panama Maritime XIII Conference and World Exhibition that will take place from the 12th to the 14th of March. The event brings together the shipping industry leaders with the regulators and experts of this sector.

This biannual event, in its 13rd edition, will have more than 100 exhibitors spread on a surface of more than 1,600 square meters. This year the fair will celebrate the […]

Logistic Cabinet will launch new platform

Parque Logístico Panamá.

In a period of six months, some problems that affect the Panamanian logistics system should be resolved, with the implementation of a one-stop shop that will eliminate photocopies and implement online payment of Customs services, informed the president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, warning that it is necessary for all government institutions to be aligned with the development plans presented by the Logistics Cabinet and the logistics industry to attract more transshipment cargo to […]