Alcogal, projects and infrastructure law firm in Panama, is currently assisting Grupo GEN in the preparation of their proposal for the public bid process carried out by the Maritime Authority for the operation and maintenance of the cruise terminal on Perico Island, Panama.
The operation of the cruise port in the Pacific side of Panama is an important project of the National Government that will take advantage, not only of the expansion of the Canal of Panama, but also of the importance of Panama as a maritime hub.
Lead Partner: Raul Borrell Azcarraga
The Cruise Terminal
The terminal is being built by a consortium formed by the China Harbor Engineering Company and the Belgian company Jan de Nul.
The government of Panama is investing US$165 million on the 10,800-square-meter facility, which started construction in Oct. 2017 after a public bidding process.
This facility is being built at Panama City’s Amador Causeway, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.
The facility has berthing capacity of 2 ships at a time (1 pier with 2 berths, total length 1200 ft / 366 m) up to 380 meters/1,247 feet each will be able to berth at a finger pier and capacity to handle up to 10,000 passengers. The terminal also has a dedicated parking, green spaces, administrative buildings.
As part of the Cruceros del Pacifico consortium, Jan De Nul Panama company will do all preliminary works before the terminal’s construction. These preliminary works include dredging (berth pocket, turning basin, access channel) and land reclamation (an area of 8,3 hectares, needed for the construction of the cruise terminal’s land facilities).
Operation and maintenance of the cruise terminal
The selected contractor will be responsible for carrying out the following:
- Commit to comply with the standards and recommended methods referenced in the technical manuals related to national and international codes and standards for port navigation and operations, port security and port health and safety.
- Maintain the operation of the Panama Cruise Terminal in an excellent operational state and achieve optimal safety and efficiency.
- Supply personnel in the appropriate number and standard, according to the needs of the service rendered.
- Only employ personnel or subcontract companies with the appropriate professional qualification, training, physical capacity (if necessary), with the necessary operating licenses and other necessary requirements.
- Comply with the applicable legal provisions.
- Ensure that the staff is properly trained, supervised and follow the rules and procedures.
- Provide all the necessary services to develop and operate the port.
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