Farfán Port Left for Next Administration

The resumption of construction of the mega-port, which has been paralyzed by multiple lawsuits, will be a topic for the next administration of the Panamanian Maritime Authority (AMP.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Other projects that will be transferred to the new administration are the incorporation of all the consulates to the AMP’s automation system and the development of an accounting system for the institution.

According to Wilfredo Jordán S. in an article in Prensa.com, "The transition process between the officials who are heading the AMP and the team appointed by the president-elect Ricardo Martinelli began last week."

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Panama: Backwards Step for Mega Port in Isla Larga Remo

March 2016

The government has rejected the environmental study run by the Martinelli administration for the construction of the terminal and has put the project on hold.

The multipurpose wharf project Puerto Verde Panama Atlantico, which involved the sale of Isla Largo Remo and the construction of a mega terminal for handling containers from super post panamax ships, has been canceled.

Negotiations for Farfan Megaport in Panama continue

January 2009

The consortium made up of Ports of America and Cosco Pacific are looking for the best way to move ahead in the face of rising costs along with the restriction of credit.

Prensa.com reports "We are discussing the matter with our partner to determine which is the best route to follow," explained Stephen Edwards, president of Ports America to the La Prensa daily.

Panama get maritime navigation control

January 2009

8,000 ships will be identified and tracked remotely via satellite.

Vizada, along with Absolute Maritime Tracking Systems, were selected by the Maritime Authority of Panama to provide long rage identification and tracking (LRIT) for more than 8,000 ships in Panamanian waters, in an effort to comply with new regulations which came into effect on January 1.

The Environment As Excuse For Union Corporatism

April 2014

In Costa Rica a judicial ruling has lifted a restriction in order to advance the construction of port for container ships in Moin.

In February the Japdeva Workers Union (Sintrajap) filed a motion to prevent two km of road being built for the construction of the New Moin Mega Container port and in response to an appeal, the Administrative Court imposed as a precautionary measure suspension of the work.

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