AAPA harbors, navigation and environment seminar set for Panama City

The AAPA Harbors, Navigation And Environment Seminar is due to take place in Panama City, Panama, May 20-22nd, and will have a focus on environmental management, navigation and port sustainability.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Said the AAPA: "Since its opening 94 years ago, the Panama Canal has contributed significantly to increasing world trade. In preparation for a third set of locks that will double the capacity of the canal by 2014, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will host its biennial Harbors, Navigation and Environment (HN&E) seminar in Panama City, May 20-22nd."
The event will take place at the Sheraton Panamá Hotel & Convention Centre, Via Isreal y Calle 77, San Francisco, Panamá; tel: 011 (507) 305-5100.

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Panama to host ports congress

May 2008

Panama City will host the 12th Congress of Latin American and Caribbean ports between July 17 and 21.

Panama's Maritime Authority said the main aim of the congress was to debate how the region's ports could face the challenges of recent trends in maritime traffic.

Panama approves maritime audit

December 2008

The audit carried out by the International Maritime Organization evaluates the procedures and steps carried out for the registration and inspection of ships as well as regulations that are applied to the various ports in the country.

Panama is currently the leader in flagging ships worldwide and had, on October, 31, 2008, 8,159 ships sailing international waters under the Panama flag.

Panama Canal traffic up 2.5% in Q2

July 2008

A total of 3,821 boats travelled through the Panama Canal in the April-to-June period this year, 95 more than did so last year. It's a 2.5 percent increase, according to the state agency that administers inter-ocean navigation.

"Although we are seeing a slowdown in growth of the world economy, the Panama Canal increased its traffic, both in transit and tonnage, during the quarter," said the executive vice-president of operations of the Panama Canal Authority, Manuel Benítez.

Panama Opens Canal in Almirante Port

May 2009

With an investment of $3.2 million, a new access channel to the Almirante terminal in Bocas del Toro was inaugurated.

The channel, initiated in August 2007, has a length of 31.8 kilometers, and it is 100 meters wide with a depth of 14.5 meters.

Raúl Castillo wrote in laestrella.com.pa: "The Director General of Ports said that producers from the provinces of Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro are expected to have an opportunity to increase the volume of domestic exports with the first landfall, mainly because the depth of this channel will allow ships to be fully loaded, according to international parameters regarding cargo loads."

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