39*YPO July 2011 on the Panama Canal

YPO July 2011 on the Panama Canal  อัปโหลดโดย Junglelandpanama1 เมื่อ 19 ก.ค. 2011

These young people traveled far to help a local Indian tribe. Our tours showcase the flora, fauna, and Canal operations. We have the only floating lodge

on the Panama Canal. Don't just visit the Canal, LIVE IT!  Please contact us at info@junglelandpanama.com ... (más información)

 Potential Expat Visits Panama: First Impressions : อัปโหลดโดย InternationalLiving เมื่อ 22 ส.ค. 2011

www.InternationalLiving.com/countries/Panama In this video, International Living Panama editor interviews potential expat Donna Prince.

 She has long been interested in moving to Panama, and this is her first visit. Hear what Donna has to say about her first impressions

and Panama plans. Like others before her, Donna discovered that she could only do so much research. After a certain point,

she needed to come and see for herself whether Panama would be as appealing to her in person as it was on paper.

The Many Benefits of Living in Panama : อัปโหลดโดย InternationalLiving เมื่อ 26 เม.ย. 2011


Dan Prescher reports in from Cotacachi, Ecuador, with a wrapup of InternationalLiving.com free daily postcards for the week ending April 23, 2011.

April 18 -- Margaret Summerfield of Pathfinder Real Estate writes in from Panama, where she says the real estate market is offering fire sales for people who want to live in this stable, prosperous, and beautiful country. Margaret found a condo on one of the city's best waterfront locations in a building where similar units were selling for $280,000 just a few years ago... now going for just $195,000. There's more, and Margaret gives you the whole story in her April 18 postcard.

April 19 -- Our Panama Editor Jessica Ramesch shares the story of Michael Ducharme, who says that the lovely valley of El Valle has more business potential than anyplace in Panama. Jessica says El Valle is lush, beautiful, and close to everything, and that Michael likes it because operating and living costs are a fraction of what they are in Panama City. There's much more to like about El Valle, and Jessica Ramesch tells you all about it in her April 19 postcard.

April 20 -- Latin America Editor Suzan Haskins begins her reporting from our recent Live & Invest in Panama conference in Panama City. She says that Panama is doing one thing better than any other country in the world... it gives expats what they want and need, including the country's renowned Pensionado (retirement) Program, the most generous and appealing program of special benefits you'll find anywhere in the world today. And that's just the tip of the iceberg... Suzan spells it all out in her April 20 postcard.

April 21 -- Suzan Haskins drills down into the presentations during the second day of our Live & Invest in Panama conference to cover the nitty-gritty details that can make or break your experience in Panama, including thought from former Congressman Robert Bauman on Panama's value as a financial and personal privacy haven and inside info from Pathfinder Real Estate's Margaret Summerfield on what NOT to buy in Panama. Much more in Suzan's April 21 postcard.

April 22 -- Suzan Haskins fills us in on the third and final day of the Live & Invest in Panama conference, and if you think that International Living paints only rosy pictures or only tells you about the opportunities and goody-goody side of expat life, think again. Suzan highlights presentations that could be describes as Panama Exposed and Uncensored... you just have to read them for yourself to see why... it's all in Suzan's April 22 postcard.

April 23 -- I take pen in hand to give you my thoughts as we closed out our most successful Live & Invest in Panama conference to date. I've emceed many International Living events, and I came away from this one with a new appreciation of the many ways that Panama makes expats welcome in almost every way... and hearing about it straight from expats currently living there really showed why. I'll give you the details in my April 23 postcard.

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อัปโหลดโดย chsincorporated เมื่อ 18 ก.ค. 2011 : C Magazine
YOUR CHS CONNECTION : July/August 2011

Carving a Bigger Canal

Expansion of the Panama Canal will add to Gulf of Mexico competitiveness, but probably won't affect global trade patterns for the foreseeable future.

Completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2014 is expected to loosen a bottleneck in the flow of U.S. crop exports, but any major shift in global grain trade appears to be more remote.

Albert Leman Zubieta, administrator of the Panama Canal, has been spreading the word that U.S. ports, particularly on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico, need to prepare for the larger ships that will be entering their ports. He spoke at a May gathering in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Soy Transportation Coalition and urged U.S. agricultural interests to ensure they are prepared for the more efficient mega-ships that will be heading that way in a few short years.
The $5.2 billion canal expansion will enable the waterway, which dates to 1914, to handle ships with almost triple the capacity of Panamax ships, sized for current canal capacity. Shorter waiting times and reduced shipping costs are expected for shipments of grain from the Gulf bound for expanding markets in Asia.

The broader impact of the wider and deeper third channel when it opens in three years remains to be seen for the U.S. shipping system, including East and West Coast ports and those on the Gulf of Mexico. Increased container shipments could be among the first benefits for East Coast ports, provided they are dredged deeply enough to handle the larger vessels that will eventually follow.

Soybean transportation and other commodity groups are trying to assess the impact on agriculture, particularly on its primary grain export channels to Asia down the Mississippi River through Gulf of Mexico ports and the Panama Canal, or through Pacific Northwest ports via rail from the Midwest.
CHS Has Options
Grain exporters also have a vested interest in these new capabilities. That group includes CHS, with a ship-loading elevator on the Center Gulf and two terminals in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) that could all feel the impact of increased Gulf competition. This multiple export-channel capability, which also includes St. Lawrence Seaway access from its Superior, Wis., terminal, continues to give CHS the flexibility to ship through the channel that gives the company and its grain shippers the best freight breaks and end-customer access.

CHS grain merchandisers say the improvements should help Gulf export facilities like the one it operates at Myrtle Grove, La., remain competitive. That terminal could handle larger cargo ships with relatively minor improvements.
For the foreseeable future, though, soybean trader Chris Pothen and corn trader Jason Marthaler say Panamax ships will continue to be used because the new channel will be deeper as well as wider. That means the same vessels will be able to handle more grain because of gains in draft.

Pothen says the additional capacity could close some of the Gulf of Mexico competitive gap over PNW ports by $2 to $3 per ton. It also will increase the U.S. advantage over South American grain exporters.

Read more at http://c.chsinc.com