Ferry Connection Between Panama and Colombia
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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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.
Panamanian authorities have presented a project to a Spanish shipping company to establish a maritime connection between Colon and Cartagena.
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 start of operations was announced for May 10 but the permits from the governments of Colombia and Panama are still lacking.
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.
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