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.

New Cruise Port Could Also Provide Fuel

October 2011

A proposed cruise port in Amador, Panama, could also serve to supply bunker fuel for ships.

The location of the new terminal, the Amador Causeway, is located near Balboa storage tanks, which has caught the attention of representatives from several cruise companies.

Ernesto Orillac, Deputy Administrator of the Panamanian Tourism Authority, said the new port and the expansion of the Panama Canal will open new routes for cruise lines connecting the east coast of the United States to the Pacific.

Concession for Cruise Port in Amador

July 2012

Cruise operators have informed the government of Panama about their interest in investing $30 million in order to build a cruise terminal on the Amador Causeway.

The concession would be awarded for a period of 20 years, renewable for another 20 years, and would be for the operation of a port to be built on the Amador Causeway, near the Balboa Yacht Club.

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.

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