Vol. 36#9

Canal offers incentives to Neopanamax on return journey south

The Neopanamax ships will receive incentives, if they use the Panama Canal on its return trip.

By Franklin Castrellón

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has formulated a proposal to modify the toll system which, on the one hand, provides incentives to Neopanamax vessels on their partially empty return voyage to the South Pacific. On the other hand, the ACP reassigns the container/loose cargo vessels from its classification in the “other” segment to the general cargo segment, which will generate savings for these types of vessels for using the Panamanian route. The […]

Wingo consolidate in Panama and region in first six months

Wingo es la primera aerolínea panameña de bajo costo.

The Colombian airline Wingo, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, in six months of operations in Panama, has sold more than $38 million and carried more than 334,000 passengers.

The low-cost airline started low-cost flights depart from Panama with direct flights to four cities – San José (Costa Rica) Cali, Medellín and Bogotá (Colombia).

In February the company inaugurated the Panama-Cartagena-Panama route.

At the moment Wingo does not plan to fly to a new destination, but […]

Panama Pacific Cruise Terminal awarded

Una terminal de crucero se construirá en Calzada Amador.

The consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, consisting of the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, will build the cruise ship terminal on Perico Island, on the Amador causeway.

The consortium committed to reducing its economic offer to meet the reference price set by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The companies had offered $197 million, exceeding by $31 million the amount set by the entity. Article 23, point 23, of Law 22, which […]