The port will be built in Aguadulce, in the province of Cocle, 200 kilometers to the southeast of the capital, Fernando Solorzano, administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), reported.
The AMP plans to expand the existing port through a concession to a private company to carry out port activities in exchange for an annual payment of a royalty fee.
Solorzano indicated that in the middle of November they will publish the conditions for companies that are interested in the "Panama Compra", the official portal for tenders. The port authority expects to award the concession "for the best value" at the end of ...
To date, the board of directors of the Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) has approved the process fr the concession of the Aguadulce port.
Bidding for this port will be done by PanamaCompra. The State, by way of AMP, started this new stage in order to offer concessions for some ports in the interior of the country that have not been developed due to lack of capital.
In the Caribbean coast, in the area granted in concession by Panamanian government, the mining company has instructed the Spanish builder Sacyr Vallehermoso to construct a deepwater port.
An article in Laprensa.com reports that "Minera Panama has commissioned the construction of a deepwater port on the Caribbean coast of Panama by the company Sacyr Vallehermoso, the first contract obtained by the Spanish construction in this country since construction of the Canal Expansion. "
Plans are afoot to build a port on the Pacific as a base for the auxiliary maritime industry of Panama.
Capital.com.pa reports that "The Panamanian Chamber of Shipping Companies (CMP in Spanish) is structuring a project for the construction of a port on the Pacific coast area, specifically in Veracruz, in order to have an alternative for operations of the ancillary maritime industries, because at the moment there are no public or private options for carrying out these activities. "
Companies interested in developing and operating the new Panamanian port will face stiff competition from Panama Ports Company, which has already prepared a plan and requested to receive the concession directly.
The operator of the ports of Balboa and Cristobal, which has repeatedly expressed opposition to the idea of building a container terminal in Corozal, now wants to be its developer and operator, and it has now submitted a proposal to the Panama Canal Authority to receive a direct concession of the land located in the area.
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