Ferry Project from Panama to Colombia Revived

Panamanian authorities have presented a project to a Spanish shipping company to establish a maritime connection between Colon and Cartagena.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Tourism Authority of Panama has presented the project to the Spanish shipping company Acciona Trasmediterránea, who might be interested in operating the route.

"Acciona Trasmediterránea is a major shipping company offering ferry services between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.

During the meeting with investors, the Panamanian delegation to the shipping company let them know that the project will have official support if it becomes firm", writes Alex E. Hernandez for Prensa.com

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Colon - Cartagena Ferry Stops Operating

December 2015

Despite the fact that it was announced in July that the business would be restructured to make it viable, the company which connects Cartagena port with Colon will not be providing the service in 2016.

In July 2015 representatives from the company Aventuras 2000 projected modifying the schema to make it profitable, but lack of adequate port infrastructure in Isla Colon, among other factors, has prevented the idea of ​​connecting two significant tourist cities from prospering.

Revived Interest in Panama - Colombia Ferry

December 2013

A European group is negotiating the operation of the maritime route between Colon and Cartagena using a ship with capacity for 1,500 passengers, 200 cars and 50 containers.

Prensa.com reports: "In the absence of a land connection between the two countries, and which would link South America with the rest of the continent, the ferry between Colon and Cartagena is a project that has attracted entrepreneurs in the recent past, but without any great results" .

Colombia – Panama Ferry Project Canceled "Sine Die"

October 2012

The company Panamerican Seaway announced at the beginning of the year that that the ferry would start functioning in May making its 12-hour journey which would link the port of Colon with the terminal of Cartagena.

The project aroused great expectations, but never materialized.

Ferry Connection Between Panama and Colombia

April 2012

A shipping vessel owned by Panamerican Seaways with capacity for 1,500 passengers and 500 cars, will begin travelling in May between Cartagena de Indias in Colombia and Colon in Panama.

Operators calculate that between 800 and 1,000 people will be carried on the "Nissos Rodos" ferry per trip, with rates starting from $99 and going up to $508.

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