Eleven Companies After Concession of Puerto Corozal

While the bill to award the construction of a port in Corozal still sleeps at the Congress, eleven international operators have already expressed interest in participating in the act.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

From a statement issued by the Panama Canal Authority:

Eleven of the largest port operators in the world have formally expressed to the Panama Canal Authority their interest in participating in a public tender for the concession of the Port of Corozal.In this first instance, companies expressed their interest to be considered in a possible pre-qualification process, which demonstrates the great demand for this service in the Panamanian Pacific coast, especially since the opening of the Canal expansion.

List of applicants

SA Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) (Netherlands)
Eurogate GmbH & Co. (Germany)
Carrix, Inc. and Affiliates (Manzanillo) (USA)
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. (Korea)
APM Terminals (Netherlands)
Ports America (USA)
CMA-CGM (France)
Evergreen (Taiwan)
China Shipping Ports Development Co., LTD & China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (ROC)
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (Germany)
Panama Ports Company

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Puerto Corozal be Tendered in August

March 2016

The Panama Canal Authority plans to publish conditions for the tender in August, after participants have completed a pre qualification process and consultation period.

Today March 11th is the date of receipt of proposals from companies interested in the construction and concession of the port.

Shortage of Ports in the Panamanian Pacific

January 2016

It is not only the port of Corozal which needs immediate promotion, there is also an urgent need to keep building port infrastructure in order to take advantage of the Canal expansion.


The opinion of entrepreneurs in the logistics sector is unanimous: the forthcoming opening of the new and expanded Panama Canal locks should be the starting point for consolidating Panama as a major logistics hub for the hemisphere.

The Fight Over Puerto Corozal

November 2015

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.

Panama: Netherlands interested in Port in Corozal

February 2014

Dutch companies will be taking part in the competition for the concession of the container port planned by the ACP in the vicinity of the Port of Balboa.

Companies from the Netherlands have shown an interest in developing a new container port in Corozal in the 46 hectares belonging to the Panama Canal Authority, as confirmed by the Dutch ambassador to Panama, Jakob Wiebe de Boer.

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