Still No Ferry Between Cartagena - Panama

The start of operations was announced for May 10 but the permits from the governments of Colombia and Panama are still lacking.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Some internet postings point to the possibility that regional airlines are lobbying to prevent the activity of Cartagena-Colombia Ferry, which would pose serious competition.

According to an article in Visitpanama.com "Nissos Rodos is the name of the ship that will link the port of Colon 2000 in the city of Colon on the Caribbean Sea in the Republic of Panama with the Colombian port city of Cartagena, with a journey taking just 12 hours and costing $99 per person. "

At the time of the announcement of the Ferry, Deputy General Manager of the Tourism Authority of Panama, Ernesto Orillac, said: "This new way of traveling, this maritime link is very important and will diversify our supply."

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Colombia – Panama Ferry Project Canceled "Sine Die"

October 2012

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 project aroused great expectations, but never materialized.

Ferry Connection Between Panama and Colombia

April 2012

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.

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.

Ferry Project from Panama to Colombia Revived

December 2012

Panamanian authorities have presented a project to a Spanish shipping company to establish a maritime connection between Colon and Cartagena.

The Tourism Authority of Panama has presented the project to the Spanish shipping company Acciona Trasmediterránea, who might be interested in operating the route.

Revived Interest in Panama - Colombia Ferry

December 2013

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.

Prensa.com reports: "In the absence of a land connection between the two countries, and which would link South America with the rest of the continent, the ferry between Colon and Cartagena is a project that has attracted entrepreneurs in the recent past, but without any great results" .

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