Vol. 36#15

IMO Secretary to participate in maritime event in Panama

The Parallel World Maritime Day Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be held from October 1 to 3 with participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas

The Secretary General of the IMO, Korea’s Kitack Lim, will visit Panama in October to participate in a maritime activity in the framework of World Maritime Day, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announced.

Lim will attend the so-called “Parallel Event of the IMO World Maritime Day”, which […]

Week in Review September 20

UNDP IN CFZ

The Colón Free Zone (ZLC) on the Caribbean coast of Panama, which is the largest free trade zone in the hemisphere, agreed to an alliance with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to modernize the institutional framework and promote markets in a transparent manner. UNDP’s resident representative in Panama, Harold Robinson Davis, said that the organization will make available to the CFZ its experience in the management and execution of projects of […]

China Merchants Ports buys port of Paranaguá, Brazil

China Merchants Ports has bought 90% of the Brazilian company TCP Participaçoes, which manages the port of Paranaguá, the second largest in the South American country, located in the State of Paraná (south), EFE reported.

The agreement between the two companies closed for about $935 million, TCP Participaçoes said in a statement to the financial market.

In 2016, China Merchants Ports, as a group, had investments in 28 ports and 188 docks for containers, six […]

IMO Secretary General to inaugurate maritime technology center at UMIP

La Universidad Marítima de Shanhai forma parte de la red MTCC.

The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Kitack Lim, will inaugurate the new Regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Center (MTCC) of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on October 4.

Lim, in the company of IMO staff and key figures from the European Union (EU) and the maritime industry, will formally initiate the ambitious IMO project, funded by the European Union (EU) and with operational headquarters in the UMIP, whose main objective is the […]

Panama ready to implement the Convention for the control of Ship’s Ballast Water

El Convenio Internacional para el Control y la Gestión del Agua de Lastre y los Sedimentos de los Buques protegerá el medio ambiente.

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted in 2004 (BWM), comes into force on 8 September, and aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ballast water and sediments of ships.

Accordingly, all ships engaged in international maritime transport must carry out their ballast and sediment water management in accordance with […]