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Naval industry, development lever in Mexico: Senate

Naval industry, development lever in Mexico: Senate

By Hugo Hernández  –  May 26, 2013

Through a point of agreement approved by the full Senate, it was decided to support the development of naval laindustria through fiscal mechanisms, as well as the impetus for the acquisition of vessels built in Mexico.

PRI Senators José Francisco Barroso Ricardo Yunes Zorrilla and Agramont made ​​the proposal, which was approved, and said that the shipping industry must become “leverage national development”, thus generating jobs and income producing.

In conversation with T21, PRI legislators, members of the Third Committee of Permanent stressed that this industry is a major contribution to the economy of the country, so it urges the Federal Executive to be integrated National Plan Development from 2013 to 2018.

They also agreed on the need for the State to promote the integration of the maritime sector through renovation and Mexican shipyards participation in projects with clear potential for significant synergies both with Petroleos Mexicanos to support construction requirements ship, and with the auxiliary industry and the private sector.

The sector, lawmakers added, is an attractive source of direct and indirect jobs, so we must use the geographical position and the thousands of kilometers of coastline that Mexico has.

The proposal considers locate the shipbuilding industry as a project and a goal state “priority” of his policy, which can generate new sources of employment, because of its capacity

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Priority strengthen and modernize the maritime and port sector

  • Private sector participation under clear and effective rules for all
  • Promote sectors such as oil and derivatives

Tuesday May 21st, 2013

The vision of President Enrique Pena Nieto, is run two Port Systems in the country, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, which develop comparative advantages, and strengthen its natural to consider not only its geographical but multimodal infrastructure which have said the General Coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa.

This attending on behalf of the Chief Executive to the Congress of the Association of Port Operators Terminal (ATOP), Mexican Association of Port Infrastructure, Maritime and Coastal BC (AMIP) and the Latin American Association of Ports and Terminals (Latinports, accompanied by the Governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo.

The conference recognized Teresa Ruiz of partnerships, proposals and actions that should contribute to the National Development Plan 2013-2018 and welcomed their participation in the operation of the ports that have contributed significantly to the building sector.

Congress stressed that enrich the Mexican Ports system transformation giving impetus to economic growth and competitiveness in world trade that go together in a more integrated world.

This openness, he stressed, was accompanied by the decision to incorporate the private sector in port development, particularly in the construction and operation of the terminal, while maintaining the authority and basic port infrastructure in the state.

He said the General Coordination headed, push once and for all, the enactment of the two pending regulations, the regulations of the Law of Navigation and Maritime Commerce and the Ports Act.

He said the growth of cargo in our ports is mainly due to the activities of 44 large companies that have taken advantage of this framework for trade liberalization and that according to the Ministry of Economy concentrate 50% of Mexican exports, strengthening the sectors such as petroleum and petroleum products, automotive, electronic-containerized and bulk minerals, marking the pace and development of our ports.

He noted that we must seek greater market share and the state, to create more opportunities, and the private sector but under clear and effective standards for all, where the promotion of competition is a major factor that drives the Public Administration.

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¿What is Pacific Ocean Alliance?

¿What is Pacific Ocean Alliance?

The trade agreement between Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia called the world’s attention.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Pacific Alliance is a trade agreement between Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru seeking the free movement of goods, services, capital and people to strengthen their links with the Asia-Pacific region.

The deal came at the initiative of the then president of Peru, Alan Garcia, who invited the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to form a block trade integration, the latter part as an observer only.

Chile and Colombia in the initiative promoted participate Mexico. The April 28, 2011, with the Lima Declaration created the Pacific Alliance.

The countries have agreed to open offices together to attract investment seminars, conduct business meetings with businessmen and joint participation in international trade fairs.

This May 21 begins the Seventh Summit of the Pacific Alliance meet to 9 heads of state and 300 business in the city of Cali, Colombia.


Pacific Alliance seeks to facilitate the transit migration, trade facilitation and customs cooperation, the possibility of integrating stock exchanges and cooperation for the settlement of disputes.

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Special coverage on the rig La Muralla IV

Special coverage on the rig La Muralla IV


Tuesday March 19th, 2013. Jorge Fernandez and Bibiana Belsasso present an interesting analysis of the oil extraction process from the ultra-deep water semi-submersible drilling rig “La Muralla IV” of Grupo R.

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