Damen Shipyards Group has added a new Service Hub in the Americas. With two already up and running in Canada and Brazil, Damen has opened a third one in Panama City to serve Central America and the Caribbean.
Panamanian ports have posted record growth and cargo volume in 2021 reaching 8.62m teu and increase of 11.5% compared to 7.73m teu the year before.
The 21st edition of Panama Maritime Review
Panama President Laurentino Cortizo has announced all seafarers aboard Panama-flagged vessels will be able to be vaccinated when they dock in Panama regardless of their nationality.
On the heels of COP26, the Panama Canal is unveiling a new greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) classification system aimed at strengthening the waterway’s position as a green corridor for global trade.
The Panama Canal has signed a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for consulting and technical advisory services for the Water Projects Programme for the key waterway connecting East and West.
Tonnage transported through the Panama Canal rose to historic levels in the October 2020 - September 2021 period.
Port activity in Panama grew 12.4% during the first nine months of the year to 6.39m teu, up from 5.68m teu in 2020.
This year, for the period January-August, most of the vessels that entered the Panamanian Registry were bulk carriers.
Panama has awarded the concession to rehabilitate, develop and administrate Balboa Shipyard to a subsidiary of Spanish shipyard owner Astilleros Canarios (Astican).