New Route for Pacific Cruises

The ministers of tourism and major cruise lines agreed to explore a new route for CA, departing from Panama.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

During the last Conference Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), held in late October in the Dominican Republic, tourism authorities agreed not to set high taxes on cruise ships and in turn cruise lines will develop itineraries.

"... The Government had plans to build a port in the Pacific, it was not a priority until now by expediting the process to begin construction, which will require a $ 20 million investment," published Prensa.com.

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Amapala has Potential for Cruise Boardings

February 2012

The Port of Amapala could become a shipping center for cruise passengers, said the Honduran Minister of Tourism.

A press release from the Ministry of Tourism of Honduras states:

The Port of Amapala could become a shipping center for cruise passengers, reported the Honduran Minister of Tourism Nelly Jerez after a tour of the zone by the executives and the president of the Federation of Cruise Lines in Florida and the Caribbean FCCA, Michele Paige.

Tender for New Port in Panama

September 2011

The third terminal port on the Pacific is to be built in an area of 112 hectares. Companies such as APL from Singapore, Cosco from China and Evergreen from Taiwan have been invited to participate.

The new terminal on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal will compete with the ports of Balboa and the port of Singapore.

Panama Canal Expansion Opportunities

July 2011

It is time for the region’s ports to expand and adapt in order to receive larger vessels.

With the expansion of the Panama Canal new opportunities open up not only for Panama but also for other countries in the region, who receive much of the maritime flow that passes through the waterway.

Panama Will Build Two New Mega Ports

May 2010

The Government will put out the tender the construction and administration of two mega ports in the Pacific coast area.

Alberto Vallarino, Economy Minister, explained that one of the terminals would be located north of Panama Ports, while the other would be constructed at Rodman.

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