Jorge L. Quijano

Japan grants Quijano the Order of the Rising Sun

La entrega se hizo durante una recepción en Panamá conmemorativa al natalicio de Su Majestad Imperial, el Emperador Akihito.

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Golden and Silver Star, by the Government of Japan.

Established in 1875, the distinguished honor is bestowed by the Japanese Government upon individuals who make exemplary achievements in international relations, promoting Japanese culture, improving social welfare, environmental preservation or the advancement of their own respective field. Mr. Quijano was recognized for his service in strengthening relations through trade and global […]

Quijano makes Lloyd’s 2016 list of most powerfulmen in the maritime world

Jorge Luis Quijano.

The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Jorge L. Quijano, was chosen by Containerisation International (CI) a subsidiary of Lloyd’s List, among the “25 personalities, families and companies” who are a key in the transport of containerized cargo in 2016.

Considering Quijano a “true veteran” in the industry for having spent most of his adult life working for the Panama Canal, CI believes that this experience was crucial for him to overcome all obstacles […]

Panama Canal Administrator wins 2016 award

El administrador del Canal de Panamá, Jorge L. Quijano

On 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 […]

Expanded Canal can serve 98% of containership fleet

Los Triple-E son uno de los barcos más grandes del mundo

The Panama Canal expansion will cater to 98% of the estimated fleet of container ships for the next four years (until 2018), the administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Jorge L. Quijano, told The Bulletin, responding to questions by this newspaper on limits of the third set of locks to accommodate the new generation of Triple-E container ships of Maersk Line.

With a length of 400 meters, 59 meters wide (beam), 73 meters high […]

ACP nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award

By Juan Rafael Cortés Dean

The Panama Canal has been nominated for the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award under the International Cooperation category in recognition of its service to the maritime industry, international trade and for being a symbol of peaceful understanding between countries.

The Panama Canal Administrator participated in the press conference where the Spanish Ambassador to Panama, Jesus Silva, announced the formal nomination of the Panama Canal in a letter addressed to the […]

Panama Canal Receives Recognition for Ethical Business Practices

Panama Canal earns award for outstanding service.
El Canal de Panamá gana premio por su servicio esmerado.

For the third consecutive year, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. According to the Ethisphere, this recognition highlights companies that outperform industry peers by embracing ethical business practices and demonstrating industry leadership. “The Panama Canal is honored to receive this award. We strive to ensure that our business model is based on transparent and ethical values,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano […]

Panama Canal Authority and Antwerp Port Authority to continue agreement

The Antwerp Port Authority and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have resigned their intention to work together. The purpose of the agreement is to promote trade between the port of Antwerp and the West Coast of South America via the Panama Canal. In view of the positive evaluation of the first agreement, made in 2010, the new one will run for a period of five years, after which it can be further renewed. The renewed […]