7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 03:52] You’re the General Manager of Logistics Services Panama.

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Panama Canal: One Year Later

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billion Panama Canal expansion project was completed. The canal reopened with a new set of locks on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides for ships to easily flow through the canal without risk of delay due to accident or various water levels. This time last year, the $5.25

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Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016? The Panama Canal is over a century old. And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters.Connect. Since the Panama Canal opened this past Sunday, we wanted to share it with you again. In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC. When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

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The Panama Canal expands in 2016. If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. The enlargement of the Panama Canal is scheduled for completion this year, enabling mammoth-sized container vessels to transit the waterway. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. A much broader challenge is how these ships will change the cost of shipping cargo from East Asia to the United States and the competitiveness of U.S.

The Panama Canal is thirsty. That’s a problem for ocean carriers.

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive –With one of the worst droughts in history, the canal is forced to place restrictions on the amount of cargo ships can carry. The Panama Canal, and Central America more broadly, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. The post The Panama Canal is thirsty. With less water, the canal is forced to place restrictions […]. That’s a problem for ocean carriers. appeared first on AGL.

The Panama Canal – Testing The Waters of Expansion

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The 50-mile span of the Panama Canal connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, which has shortened shipping duration between countries and continents 1.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships this week, and East Coast ports have been expanding efforts to attract Asian imports that would otherwise arrive on the West Coast. Expansion at the Panama Canal, pictured above, has led to a business boom in South Carolina.

Panama Canal Expansion: Everything You Need to Know

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History of the Panama Canal. During the 1800s, businessmen didn’t have an efficient or quick way to ship goods between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The British proposed a canal through Nicaragua that was never built and the French attempted to build a canal through Panama but evacuated the project due to fatal diseases. In 1914, the United States began to build a canal in Panama. It takes a ship about 8-10 hours to make its way through the canal.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

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East Coast Ports Could Gain 10 Percent Additional Share Following Panama Canal Expansion. Goods shipped from East Asia through West Coast ports are currently transported by rail and truck as far east as the Ohio River Valley.

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Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

Talking Logistics

Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. When it comes to intermodal moves, the rail lines will need to deal with the additional volumes; to complicate matters even more, they must work with six different shipping lines.

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

Elementum

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. While ship transits through the Panama Canal rose 3.7%

This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive

The Network Effect

Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard. It’s hard to comprehend just how large the ship is… here are some examples of what it can carry: 19,000 shipping containers. David Hecker/Getty Images.

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Everything You Need to Know About El Niño and the Panama Canal Restrictions

Elementum

This year’s El Niño is shaping up to be the strongest in recorded history, and it is already beginning to alter global shipping routes. What’s Happening in Panama? On August 7th, Panama’s government declared a state of emergency due to an extreme drought.

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Panama Canal Expansion

3PL Insights

The Panama Canal was originally constructed as a way to increase maritime trade in the Americas, and it is the largest American engineering feat undertaken in history. And now, over a century after its original completion, the Panama Canal has once again been expanded.

Giants in the tank. Has liner shipping lost its mojo?

DELMIA Quintiq

As world affairs go, the most recent Global Liner Shipping conference in London did not stir up much interest in the global news cycle. The Panama papers were still hogging the headlines and competing hard against dissections of mishaps in the private lives of British politicians.

DP World expands Panama container terminal

Logistics Middle East

DP World is expanding its container terminal at Caucedo following the expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger container ships

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

For example, the China-owned COSCO and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have confirmed their merger. Panama Canal Expansion. The Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion this spring, will impact logistics in a big way. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group.

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. So how will this affect the global shipping and trade markets? Shipping prices have jumped — though it is likely temporary. In addition, the recent expansion of the Panama Canal has led companies to build larger, newer ships.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. They stand to see the greatest advantage from the Panama Canal expansion. Robinson, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again. Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too.

Panama Canal Expansion: Four Keys to Unlocking its Potential

Inbound Logistics

The Panama Canal expansion is finally complete. How will the increased capacity of this global maritime crossroads play out in your shipping and logistics strategy

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships.

Global Supply Chain News on Expanded Panama Canal Reaches First Anniversary, Having Expected Impact

Supply Chain Digest

Majority of Ships Through the Canal have been 13,000 TEU or More in First Year of Operation, as Volumes Way Up

Panama Canal Expansion Equals Trade Expansion

APICS

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is one of those wonders. The canal accommodates about one-third of Asia-to-Americas trade but required infrastructure upgrades to keep up with the latest shipping trends

Panama Canal Has a Problem with No Easy Fix

Material Handling & Logistics

The Panama Canal Authority promised a dozen daily slots for ships of all stripes to pass through the new lane -- ultimately. Just as the Panama Canal was unveiling a new, fatter set of locks, U.S. The authority’s current toll structure charges container ships substantially more.

The New Panama Canal: Who Wins; Who Loses?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

The new set of locks at the Panama Canal is open for business. How will it affect North American shipping patterns? Read More

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

Supply Chain 24/7

The Panama Canal expands in 2016, allowing for more and larger (post-Panamax) ships to make the passage from East Asia to the United States

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Panama Canal Problem That's Got No Easy Fix

Material Handling & Logistics

The Panama Canal Authority promised a dozen daily slots for ships of all stripes to pass through the new lane -- ultimately. Just as the Panama Canal was unveiling a new, fatter set of locks, U.S. The authority’s current toll structure charges container ships substantially more.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. First, over the next several years, new shipping options will become available to US companies.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The widening of the Panama Canal to enable larger ships to pass through the trade artery will generate this traffic.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. the Suez and Panama Canals) remains a point of contention. transportation climate change shipping global warming cargo