Panama Canal Administrator wins 2016 award

Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. QuijanoOn the evening of Friday, May 9, Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, won the Personality of the Year at the 2016 Seatrade Awards. The ceremony took place in London’s Guildhall, with the presence of more than 300 distinguished guests from the international shipping and maritime community.

Hosted by Seatrade Maritime Review, the prestigious Seatrade Awards are presented annually to honor individuals who have made major contributions to the shipping industry. This year, an independent panel of judges, chaired by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim, selected finalists for the 13 award categories, including Safety at Sea and Innovation in Ship Operations, among others.

“I would like to thank Seatrade and its esteemed judges for this great honor. I humbly accept this award on behalf of the Panama Canal workforce which has efficiently operated the Canal since the Expansion began nearly nine years ago and the 40,000 Expansion workers that made it possible,” said Mr. Quijano. “This award belongs to you — the maritime industry, our customers and the Panamanian people.”

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