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New Megaport in Cartagena will be a Duty Free ZonePort of Cartagena Sets Records & Gets $45,000,000 Investment

From Colombian news sources (see references below)

Record Year for Container Movement

Containers in Cartagena

The Port of Cartagena reached a record of 2,018,389 containers moved at the end of 2012, positioning the port as the first in the country to achieve such progress.

The forecast for 2012 predicted  two million containers compared to 1,672,041 recorded at the end of 2011. This figure places Cartagena in the select group of the most important ports in the world and shows, once again, the country’s dedication to  international trade.

The expansion of the Panama Canal, expected to be ready in the first half of 2015, will allow 8.4 million containers to pass through each year, compared to 6.5 million presently.  The Port of Cartagena is one of the beneficiaries, and will be useful in  consolidating its position as the primary global hub for the Caribbean.

$45M investment

Area being prepared for new logistics center

The Chilean firm “Compas” announced a $45 million (USD) investment into the port of Cartagena for a new Logistics Center.

The partners in this project purchased a lot of 41 acres, on the new road that goes towards Barú, which will be used to develop a comprehensive logistics center.  Among other services, it will feature warehouses and a distribution depot,  areas for consolidating and deconsolidation; a yard for full and empty containers, storage area for wheeled vehicles and general cargo as well as extensive areas for installation of new industries related to foreign trade.

Capabilities of the Port of Cartagena and the 70 miles of Canal

one of the cargo cranes in Cartagena

The Port of Cartagena currently has the infrastructure and efficiency to meet up to 5,500 TEUs.  The port is a true logistics center linking the Caribbean to the world, through connections with more than 432 ports in 114 countries.

The 115 kilometers of the navigable Canal Dique, offers enormous potential to mobilize goods in cargo ships.  Furthermore, the possibility of higher amounts freight discount means that logistics costs are between 30% and 38% lower than terrestrial transport.

Those that use this waterway now have satellite navigation assistance, ensuring mobility 24 hours a day.  Therefore, cargo transport through the Canal is feasible, safe and profitable, with positive economic, social and environmental effects.

Read more at:

http://www.eluniversal.com.co/cartagena/economica/inversion-chilena-en-puerto-de-cartagena-105783

http://www.eluniversal.com.co/cartagena/local/puerto-de-cartagena-alcanzo-cifra-record-en-2012-104465

http://www.eluniversal.com.co/cartagena/actualidad/puerto-de-cartagena-en-la-ruta-de-barcos-de-lujo-104959

http://www.cccartagena.org.co/boletin.php?b=177

http://www.eluniversal.com.co/cartagena/economica/inversion-chilena-en-puerto-de-cartagena-105783

http://albatros.puertocartagena.com/opadmco.nsf/vstRefLinkDoc/58319A1A99908EAB052573B5004AD389

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=561030

The Results are in for the Presidential Challenge of Guatemala

Team OBX Repeats as PCCA Guatemala Winners!

Billfishing is always unpredictable. No one can say with any certainty whether the fish will bite or not during a given period and despite the best intentions, even the world’s finest destinations can turn cold. But the anglers of the 2012 Presidential Challenge of Guatemala managed to persevere despite the tough fishing conditions. Maybe it was the extra cocktail or two after dinner, or a good laugh shared with a new friend, but at least the fun was plentiful during the week. 

And when the fishing is this challenging it’s important to make every shot count. That was the key to victory in this year’s event for Team OBX, fishing with Capt. Chris Sheeder on the Rum Line. The team of Dell  Dembosky,

Team OBX, winners of the PCCA Guatemala tournament.

  Mike Viveiros and Craig Johnson missed just two sailfish bites during their three days of tournament fishing, emerging victorious for the second year in a row in this tournament with 1,200 points and 12 sailfish releases.  
In second place, the Day One leaders on the Release with Capt. Chico Alvarenga, Team Priority: Hans Kaspersetz, Jim McCord, Ed Arnold and Herbert Merryweather. They scored a nice marlin release on Day Two and picked away at the sails, finishing with 1,000 points from seven sailfish releases and a marlin kicker. Gary Carter, Tim Mossberg and John Richardson rounded out the top three, fishing with Capt. Brad Phillips on the Decisive. They finished the tournament with 1,000 points and ten sailfish releases. Carter was the top daily angler on Day Three.

 

Dell Dembosky, Top Angler.

 In the angler standings, Dembosky had the hot hand almost from the start, vaulting himself into Top Angler status with 800 points. He was followed by Hans Kaspersetz from Team Priority with 600 points. Kaspersetz was aided by his blue marlin release on Day Two, the team’s only points for that day. In third was Dana Thomas, representing Team Pelese and fishing on the Makaira with Capt. Jason Brice, with 400 points. Thomas released a blue marlin and a sailfish to emerge as the top daily angler on the second day of fishing as well.

The PCCA Guatemala tournament also wrapped up the season-long points race for the Costa Grand Champion Team and Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler awards. Winning the Costa Grand Champion Team was the Sea Angel, owned by Greg Angel. His team fished the PCCA Costa Rica and Papagayo Cup tournaments and tallied an impressive 3,500 points (teams must fish at least two Series tournaments in order to qualify). In second place was the Marc Stanley’s Pelese, with 3,300 points, followed by Team Priority in third with 2,400 points. In the Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler standings, Marc Stanley was first place with 2,200 points and Austin Angel second with 1,900 points. Rounding out the top three was Hans Kaspersetz with 1,350 points..

 

The Presidential Challenge Conservation Series is an internationally-recognized tournament series with events in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Aruba. In 2012 alone the series raised in excess of $25,000 for The Billfish Foundation’s conservation initiatives and projects in Central America and throughout the world. For more information on next year’s tournaments please visit www.preschallenge.com.

 

Final Standings
First Place Team: OBX, 1,200 points
Second Place Team: Priority, 1,000 points

Third Place Team: Decisive, 1,000 points

First Place Angler: Dell Dembosky, 800 points
Second Place Angler: Hans Kaspersetz, 600 points

Third Place Angler: Dana Thomas, 400 points

First Place Boat: Rum Line, 1,200 points
Second Place Boat: Release, 1,000 points

Third Place Boat: Decisive, 1,000 points

PCCA Grand Champion Standings
Costa Grand Champion Team: Sea Angel, 3,500 points
Costa Second Place Team: Pelese, 3,300 points
Costa Third Place Team: Priority, 2,400 points

  Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler: Marc Stanley, 2,200 points

Eagle Claw Second Place Angler: Austin Angel, 1,900 points

Eagle Claw Third Place Angler: Hans Kaspersetz, 1,350 points

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Destination: Central America Sport Fishing

source: http://www.wheretofish.com/camerica.html

Quite possibly the most diverse sportfishing area in the world for different species of sport fish available. Anglers will enjoy fishing for sailfish, dorado, roosterfish and more on the Pacific side of Costa Rica or tarpon fishing, snook, rainbow bass and more on the Caribbean side. Giant marlin fishing and more are available in Panama or you may decide to target bonefish, tarpon and permit in Belize. The inland waterways of Nicaragua are teeming with game fish and let’s not forget the world-class sailfishing in Guatemala. Click on the lodge names below for more information on the Central American destination and species of your choic

 

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Fox News Asks Is Nicaragua the next Costa Rica?

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Published on: 2012/09/09

From: Nicaragua tourism: the next Costa Rica? | Fox News.

 

In the years since the revolutionary war of the 70’s and 80’s ended, something of a democracy has developed in Nicaragua. Presidential elections were held and many of the restraints on citizens were lifted. Capitalism is now slowly invading the economy, as more businesses risk development and more services become available.

As a result, curious world travelers are gradually starting to seek out this formerly menacing place. It’s no surprise, as word spreads about the miles of white sandy beaches, rain forests and mountains that have become a major draw for hikers and climbers. Unique geologic rock formations left by volcanic eruptions of the past have become sought out tourist attractions.

 

While the national language is Spanish, many people in the Central American country speak fluent English. In fact, they learn it in school, often beginning when they are just five years old. New hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars are opening up on the coasts and around the colonial cities, like Granada, which at first glance looks like a pretty but faded postcard. Older Spanish style buildings border the city’s center square and decorated horse drawn buggies can be hired for travel around the area.

 

Mark your calender for March 2013 & The Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament!

from: Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament.

 

The 18th Annual tournament kicks up again in Charlotteville 13th – 17th of March, 2013. Check back often for updates as we get closer to tournament time!!

Check out What’s On…In Tobago for more information on everything there is to do and see in Tobago! No matter what time of year you decide to visit this beautiful island paradise, don’t forget your fishing gear, the big ones are out there!

The Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament began in 1995 as a loosely organized, just-for-kicks fishing tournament staged out of Pigeon Point, Tobago. Only a handful of boats participated but it proved to be the start of something that has endured and grown well beyond those humble beginnings. Now relocated to the north end of Tobago in the wonderfully friendly village of Charlotteville, the Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament pulls in anglers from near and far; from the Caribbean to North and South America, even as far as Europe, the tournament draws big game fisherman who can appreciate great camaraderie, competition and fishing conditions.

Looking for a fishing tournament in the Caribbean??

From: CARIBBEAN :: ISLANDS IN THE STREAM | FISHING TOURNAMENTS.

Click the link above for a monthly listing of fishing tournament

 

The Caribbean sea is one of the “hottest” spots of the world: fishing is nice and large, the fishing fields are innumerable and coming back to land the locations are beautiful and funny is guaranteed.
You’ll find a lot of fishing tournaments in the Caribbean sea , every isle wish to host such events, the tourist feedback are very interesting. So there are many opportunities. As I’ve already told before the former British colonies and the U.S. territories are particularly active in this sence.

 

Caribbean Map

Flor de Caña Fishing Tournament Ometepe Nicaragua

The beautiful island of Ometepe located on Lake Nicaragua is host to the international CAA Fishing Tournament on Saturday June 2, 2012.

For more information on the event: torneo.ometepe@gmail.com

 

Ometepe is the only island in the world, inside a freshwater lake, with two volcanoes.

Ometepe is currently one of the destinations admired by both local and international tourists for its nature, hospitality, beautiful landscapes, the two volcanoes, a rich archeological background, relaxing beaches and its numerous natural reserves and forests that enjoy a high biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

Nicaragua: Unique…Original

Nicaragua: Unique…Original.

 

Sport fishing is truly one of Nicaragua’s greatest draws. With two oceans, gigantic lakes, multiple rivers and inviting lagoons, Nicaragua has something different to offer every fishing enthusiast. The International Sports Fishing Tournament takes place each September on the San Juan River and on Ometepe Island, recognized as the world’s 10th largest island to be located in a freshwater lake. In addition, the first International Fishing Tournament took place May 2005 in the lush Solentíname archipelago near the Rió San Juan Region. Still undiscovered, over-fishing has not plagued Nicaragua as it has other nations, and so most bodies of water in and around the country still teem with sea life. Anglers can battle Blue, Black, or Striped Marlin on a Pacific excursion or look on in amazement while reeling in a 100-pound giant tarpon on the San Juan River. Lake Nicaragua (the second largest lake in Latin America) is considered one of the most interesting freshwater fishing spots in the world with bull sharks, “róbalos”, 30-pound snook and mammoth tarpon. Popular fishing outfitters includehttp://www.nicaraguafishing.com/ for Rio San Juan, Surfari Charters (www.surfaricharters.com) and Pelican Eyes Sailing Adventures (www.piedrasyolas.com/pelicaneyes) for Pacific coast fishing.

 

Exceptional Fishing in Nicaragua

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Fishing in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a wonderful country to visit if you are a keen fisherman and would like to attempt a variety of fishing techniques in the exotic waters found here. Not only will you have an opportunity to catch a variety of fish in all shapes and sizes, but you will also have a picturesque landscape with volcanoes and tropical rain forests as a background.

 

You may wonder how Nicaragua differs as a fishing destination from other seemingly equally wonderful areas. The biggest difference is that the waters of Nicaragua have only recently begun to be fished for recreational purposes. This means that there has been very little sporting pressure on natural fish populations in the area so fishermen can basically view it as virgin territory.

Caribbean Destinations for the Sport Fisherman

Central America

Caribbean/ Bermuda/ Bahamas

These links will help you locate fishing reports, guides, fishing destinations and deep sea fishing charters for the sport fisherman.  

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Tres Pescados Slam Tournament – Belize

Tres Pescados Slam Tournament – Belize.

The Tres Pescados Slam Tournament (TPST) is a 3 day event running from Thursday, August 12th through Saturday, August 14th. The tournament will concentrate on Ambergris Caye’s saltwater fly fishing grand slam population and use only proper catch and release methods for all fish caught in this tournament.

 

Presidential Challenge Central America

Presidential Challenge Central America.

THE PRESIDENTIAL CARIBBEAN CUPCOMES TO ARUBA
CHIVAS REGAL ARUBA CARIBBEAN CUP
Presented by Aruba Tourism Authority
The island nation of Aruba has become one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world, and now it’s poised to become one of the hottest fishing venues in the entire Caribbean. For 2012, the Presidential Caribbean Cup will call this island nation home, as it hosts the second annual international billfishing competition. The event is scheduled for October 11-14, 2012, which will coincide perfectly with the height of the marlin season.

March 2012 | Barbados Game Fishing Association

News from March 2012 | Barbados Game Fishing Association.

FREE FUEL FROM ESSO!!!

Once again this year, ESSO has donated 1,000 gallons of free fuel which will be shared equally with the foreign boats that register for the 2012 Barbados International Fishing Tournament!

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A BIG THANK YOU to ESSO for their continued support of the Tournament

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