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After years of trying to get approval for developing the country's auxiliary maritime industry, the sector has at last received the good news that..

Mar 1, 2014Boost for auxiliary shipping services' sector
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After years of trying to get approval for developing the country’s auxiliary maritime industry, the sector has at last received the good news that the Panama Maritime Authority has approved a concession for the construction of two multipurpose berths. Located one apiece on the Pacific and Atlantic sides, they will provide services to ships transiting the Panama Canal, barges and launches.

On the Pacific side, the pier is located near the Bridge of the Americas in a sector called Mystic Rose read more...

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One recent positive development for Panama’s maritime cluster was last year’s concession award for the former Braswell Shipyard.

Jun 27, 2013Positive development for Panama's maritime cluster
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One recent positive development for Panama’s maritime cluster was last year’s concession award for the former Braswell Shipyard. The new operator, Panamanian consortium MEC Balboa Shipyard, reopened the facility in late January 2013. The concession calls for payments to the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) of $3M a year plus 5% of sales.

The yard, which cannot handle ships larger than the current Panamax size, is booked until September. "We are trying to develop part of the shipyard into an economic read more...

NEWSEATRADE GLOBAL

Panama’s MEC Shipyard, formerly Braswell Shipyard, and the largest on the Pacific coast from San Diego to Chile, has reopened following two years of inactivity after the end of the drydock concession in 2011.

May 3, 2013Balboa Shipyard in operation
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A new 20-year concession was formally awarded in July 2012 to the Panamanian consortium MEC Balboa Shipyard that made the best offer. However, MEC Shipyard did not enter the premises until January 2013 and had to invest $4m in equipment and an additional $1.5m, “To modernise the shipyard that was built during the Panama Canal construction and closing on its 100 years we had to buy 3 tower cranes of 18 tonnes capacity and one 30-tonne-RTG to attend our first customers. read more...

NEWMARINE LOG

Marine Log notice about the Balboa Shipyards and MEC Panama as The New Operator for 20 years

May 3, 2013Balboa Shipyard in operation
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The Balboa, Panama, shipyard that formerly operated as Astilleros Braswell is back in operation after two years of inactivity. In January, Panama's Comptroller General approved a 20 year contract for operation and administration of the yard to locally-owned MEC Shipyards. This is the first time in its history that the shipyard will be operated by a Panamanian owned company read more...

NEWCENTRAL AMERICA DATA

From a press release from the Panama Maritime Authority. The Consortium MEC Shipyards has taken possession in concessional format of Braswell Shipyard.

Jan 18, 2013MEC Shipyards possession
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State will receive $250,000 monthly rent in the first year of the concession.

Panama has witnessed the opportunities brought by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP by its initials in Spanish), for the country during this administration. Every day, and day after day, our team has fulfilled the goal of developing our maritime and port sector nationally and internationally read more...

NEWPANAMA AMERICA

Esta vez no se descalificó ninguna propuesta, ya que según el informe de la comisión evaluadora, los participantes cumplieron con el pliego de cargos.

Jul 03, 2012Consorcio MEC Shipyards administrará
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El consorcio Mec Shipyards será el encargado de administrar el astillero ubicado en el Pacífico, complejo portuario de Balboa, luego de que la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá (AMP) le adjudicara la licitación por mejor valor. El consorcio resultó con la mayor ponderación al obtener 91 puntos, y ofertó un canon de concesión por los 20 años de 99 millones 197 mil 862 dólares, incluyendo el 5% de incremento anual. leer mas...

NEWPRENSA.COM

The Panama Maritime Authority has formally awarded the consortium made up of the Panamanian company Marine Engineers Corporation and MEC Balboa Shipyard.

Jun 30, 2012MEC Shipyards Wins Concession
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The Panama Maritime Authority has formally awarded the consortium made up of the Panamanian company Marine Engineers Corporation and MEC Balboa Shipyard.

MEC Shipyard’s bid was for $99.1 million ($250 thousand a year) for the 20 year concession for the administration and operation of the shipyard in Balboa, formerly operated by Braswell. An article in Prensa.com reports that "Offers were also made by Astipac, Talleres Dry Docks y Panama Drydock." read more...

NEWCENTRAL AMERICA DATA

The consortium MEC Shipyards submitted the best offer in the tender for the 20 year concession of the shipyard located in the Balboa complex

Jun 27, 2012MEC Shipyards Best Offer
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The Evaluation Commission of the tender process presented a report which indicates that the consortium MEC Shipyards consisting of the Panamanian company Marine Engineers Corporation and MEC Balboa Shipyard of the Kardonski group, submitted a bid for $99.1 million for the 20 year concession or $250 thousand a year. The score was 91 points awarded out of a total of 100. read more...


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