Vol. 36#12

Container movement up 6.7% in 75 Latin America and Caribbean ports

Container movement in ports of Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 6.7% during the first quarter of 2017. The figures are encouraging for a large number of container ports in the region, according to a newsletter released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

The increase in the port movement of containers reverses the deceleration observed in the activity in 2016, with the increase determined in the first quarter, mainly, […]

Forum about the expanded Canal and Chile

Líderes panameños y chilenos de la industria marítima asistieron al foro.

The Chilean Embassy in Panama and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) developed the Chile-Panama Global Opportunities Forum where the potential of the expansion of the inter-oceanic route for Chilean maritime trade was discussed.

The event was attended by the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, the Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, and the Chilean Ambassador to Panama, Francisco Cruz.

It should be noted that Chile is the fourth major user of the Panama Canal – […]

Panama seeks alternatives to maintain maritime leadership

Las naves de Princess Cruises cruzarán el canal ampliado pronto.

Panama is looking for an alternative to continue maintaining its leadership position in the flagging of ships.

The Marshall Islands have become Panama’s main competitor, with an average annual growth of 10%.

Panama is a leader in the merchant fleet. Last year, the country brought together 18% of the world fleet, with a total of 8,094 vessels and 226.6 million tons. But the country is concerned about the rapid growth of the flag of the […]

Panama holds seminar in the port of Kobe

Puerto Kobe.

Panama’s ambassador to Kobe, Japan, Ritter N. Díaz, began a celebration in Kobe with a presentation on historical, economic and cultural aspects of Panama and then introduced the Consul, Rafael Aparicio, who highlighted the most important aspects of the 100 years of the Panama Ship Registry and the history of the consulate In Kobe, that had its first Panamanian consul in 1936.

Kobe is one of the most important ports of Japan and is the […]

Copa-Pullmantur agreement could generate about $16 million for Panama

Más personas toman cruceros para sus vacaciones.

A collaboration agreement between Panama’s Copa Airlines and the Spanish cruise ship company Pullmantur could generate for Panama about $16 million, by promoting a stay in the country of two days by 130,000 visitors during the season 2017-2018, according to the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP).

The ATP Deputy Minister, Jennifer Champsuir, explained at a press conference that a study was made with the Spanish cruise company to see the impact of promotional packages that will […]

Tender for fourth bridge over the Panama Canal postponed

Maqueta del cuarto puente sobre el Canal

Four groups will compete to build the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal, following the withdrawal of the consortium formed by the Korean Hyundai and the Spanish Sacyr, which join the departure of the group CCB, conformed by the Brazilian Odebrecht that was told to resign in January.

The Ministry of Public Works modified the date of receipt of offers, so that on September 5 the two consortiums integrated by Chinese companies, one led by […]

Panama must offer Chinese tourists more than beaches

Los turistas chinos quieren cultura.

Panama has to rethink its tourism model and offer more than sun and beach if it wants to attract more Chinese tourists following the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Asian country, said a Panamanian business leader.

“The Chinese have a different form of tourism and offering them beach and sunshine is not what they want, as they cover themselves a lot so they do not get burned.” Chinese people want culture and shopping,” said […]