Vol. 36#1

Channeling A Bold Trump Infrastructure Plan

Puerto de Luisiana del Sur.

By Paul Aucoin and Sean Duffy

Of the ten states that border the main stem of the Mississippi River, Donald Trump won eight. Of the 31 states that use the river and its tributaries to export goods across the globe, Trump carried all but a handful. His appeal to many of those voters was his promise to restore economic vitality to the American heartland.

The media has generally portrayed the revitalization of Middle America as […]

Efficiency, flexibility COASSA’s successes

Eficiencia y flexibilidad los éxitos de COASSA

“Kandilosa” is the name of the first tanker that docked on January 6, 2012, at the terminal of Colon Oil and Services S.A., in Colón, known as COASSA. It is a subsidiary of Oiltanking (www.oiltanking.com) a leading global group present in 23 countries worldwide with 81 terminals.

Since then, 300 Panamax tankers have been unloaded, more than 1,500 barges handled and more than 6,000 road tanker trucks have been loaded, with an impeccable record of […]

Week in Review March 6

PANAMA TOPS

Panama will outperform Chile as a result of greater economic growth, but the measure does not reflect persistent inequalities. Panama will be the country with the highest GDP per capita measured by purchasing power parity in Latin America in 2018. This is the projection made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Taken into account are the calculations that point to Panama as the fastest growing economy.

DEPENDENCE

An improvement in the economies of […]

Foreign trade grows in China during January

Despite the good results in the first month of the year, the opinions are measured from the Chinese government. Wang Dongtang, deputy director general of the Ministry of Commerce Foreign Trade Department, told Xinhua that “uncertain and unstable factors are increasing. The difficulties facing China’s foreign trade are not short term.”

For Wang, the increase in commercial protectionism (mainly from the United States), weak foreign demand and domestic production higher costs are potential constraints to […]

Court in South Korea declares bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping

La quiebra definitiva de Hanjin Shipping

The Seoul Central Court declared the final bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, the South Korean shipping company that pioneered shipping and ranked as the seventh largest in the world, on Feb. 17, South Korea’s KBS World Radio reported.

The shipping company during its judicial administration process went on to sell some of its main assets, such as its shares on the Long Beach terminal in the United States, among others. Despite these extreme measures, the Court […]

Aimar, your logistic solutions

El Grupo Aimar Group ofrece soluciones para todas sus necesidades globales

A logistic operator that has an excellent multimodal platform and also offers storing, labelling and packaging is essential to have a successful business. AIMAR Group is a logistic operator with more than 25 years’ experience in the Central American and Panamanian markets.

The Aimar Group offers one company for all your global logistic needs, we provide customized services to fit your needs and have regular world-wide sailings for FCL (Full container Loads) and LCL (Less […]

Environmental NGOs call upon the EU to effectively regulate shipborne pollution

Los barcos contaminan el ambiente.

From dangerous emissions in ports to hazardous scrapping on South Asian beaches, European shipping companies pollute and put people’s health and lives at serious risk. In light of the ongoing European Shipping Week and the failure of the International Maritime Organization to find solutions, environmental experts are ringing the alarm bell and calling upon European policy makers to urgently adopt policies that effectively target the environmental performance of shipping.

“Every year approximately 50,000 people in […]