Vol. 36#6

Characteristics of Land Cargo Transport in Latin America

La edad de las flotas de camiones es elevada.

In a document entitled “Automotive Cargo Transport (TAC) in Latin America: Logistic Support for Production and Trade”, developed by José Barbero and Pablo Guerrero, and published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) the characteristics of this sector, is outlined and its projections.

The report, in general, was carried out from various studies and includes 14 countries, revealing the enormous diversity of the sector. This is verified not only among the different countries, but also within […]

At SEMINSA, safety comes first

Los extintores de incendios deben ser inspeccionados regularmente.

SEMINSA (Maritime Services and Inspections, S.A) is a 100% Panamanian fire extinguisher company that offers services of Inspections, maintenance, repair and supplies of fire, breathing, rescue and safety equipment.

SEMINSA is a company that offers quality services and excellent professional treatment 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

It covers all fire equipment and is approved by the most important classification societies in the world, such as: Bureau Veritas, ABS, RINA, […]

Week in Review May 16

ZLC RISING

Revenues of the Colon Free Zone (ZLC) for 2018 could improve slightly, while the site recovers from a commercial crisis that resulted in a tax and tariff reduction for its users.

CANAL EXCEEDS

The expansion of the Panama Canal generates good results. Since its inauguration, from June 26, 2016, to April 30 this year, toll revenues exceed $528.6 million. Over 1,000 neo-panamax ships (an average of 5.9 ships per day) have transited the […]

United States lends airport equipment to Panama

As part of joint efforts by Panamanian and US authorities to improve regional air transport safety, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provided equipment for aviation security inspection to the Panamanian State.

This project, which began in 2015, comes after the resumption of the global commitment to strengthen civil aviation safety standards unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council through Resolution 2309 of September 22, 2016.

The equipment loan will be carried out in […]

Agunsa and the challenge of adapting and innovating as a ship agent

Agunsa ofrece todo tipo de servicios a la industria marítima.

Waldo Caroca, manager of the Agunsa ship agency area, stressed the importance of this activity.

In the logistics chain of the maritime industry, the work of the agency is key because it assumes the representation and coordination of a series of activities that allow the normal operation of a ship in a port.

For this, the agency is invested with the legal representation of a shipowner or a charterer before the local authorities and competent […]

Wasted energy because of bad infrastructure

Represa Changuinola I.

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

Electric energy is the engine for a country’s development and Panama is investing in green energy to cut down its dependency on fossil fuel. For that reason, wind farms are becoming a good proposition and certain parts of the country where wind tunnels are formed like Penonome and Anton, in the Cocle; Santa Fe in Veraguas and the north of the Colón province have the ideal conditions to create them.

Cocle […]