Daily Archives: August 16, 2010

Metro Bus Orders 1,000 Volvos

Volvo Buses confirmed that Panama City’s Transporte Masivo consortium placed an order for 1,000 Volvo B7RLE bus chassis, intended for Panama City’s new Metro Bus system. The chassis will be built in Boraas, Sweden, and the bodies will be manufactured in Colombia by the company Superpolo, a joint venture between Marcopolo and Fanalca Group, the…

Panama Is Increasingly Stressful, Experts Say

According to psychiatrists at a recent mental health conference held in Panama City, people in Panama live in a state of stress brought on by the city’s urban pollution. Doctor Juana Herrera, one of the presenting researchers, said that “Panama City is anything but friendly”  from a social and medical standpoint.  A lack of  proper urban…

Panama Canal Celebrates 96 Years of Uninterrupted Activity

The Panama Canal celebrated 96 years of continuous operation yesterday. Approximately 998,000 ships from over 100 countries have transited the canal since its opening, according to the Panama Canal Authority. If the math is correct, that is an average of 10,395 a year or 28 a day if spread evenly over the years. Since Panama…