Vol. 38#1

First woman president of the CMP

Patricia Velásquez,

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The shipping sector has been traditionally dominated by men, but in 2018 that changed when Patricia Velasquez became the Panama Chamber of Shipping’s first female president.

She is the commercial director of Macosnar Corporation., a recognized security organization and classification society founded in 1995 to offer services of professional quality to the maritime community.

Velasquez has twelve years experience in the maritime […]

A vision of Panama’s maritime future

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd

The Panama Chamber of Shipping (CMP) specialized on the Isthmian shipping sector, recently made public its “Country Maritime Future” (“Visión Marítima País 2019-2024”) presenting it to the Presidential candidates of the May general elections. This is an integral, inclusive and objective proposal that seeks that it be taken into account within the government plans of the presidential hopefuls.

According to the CMP document, Panama’s competitive […]

Panama Chamber of Shipping central figure in maritime-logistics hub

Canal ampliado

After the signing of the Torrijos-Carter treaties, in the late 1970’s, shipping agents on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama saw that new rules governing their operations were imminent.So they created the Panama Chamber of Shipping to have a unified voice in unfolding events affecting the sector.

First president elected to the new entity was the late Edmond Wachtel, then owner of the Wilford & McKay Shipping Agency.For […]