Jorge Luis Quijano

Canal expansion keeps moving forward

After the arrival of the second set of rolling gates, the Panama Canal expansion keeps moving forward, reaching a new milestone at the Pacific side with the pouring of more than two million cubic meters of concrete.

“This is another milestone that shows the progress of various components of the Canal Expansion Project,” said the Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, Jorge Luis Quijano.

The pouring mark of more than two million meters of concrete […]

GUPC and ACP disagreements update

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said yesterday that it is in the process of structuring a written prior agreements reached last week, that “highlighted serious disagreements” with Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC). The administrator of the Panama Canal, Jorge Luis Quijano, yesterday held a conference call with the heads of the companies making up the consortium and is expected to continue talks today.

Panama Canal Administrator explains impact of enlargement at Sea Asia

At the Global Sea Asia Forum 2013 held in Singapore, Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal, analyzed with maritime industry leaders the impact of enlargement and the role the waterway will have in trade between Asia and Latin America.

“We believe that the expanded canal will have a significant impact in many market segments, and most importantly, encourage the growth of foreign trade of the countries of the Canal users,” Quijano said in […]

Panama Canal traffic will be affected by the change

Maersk route reorganization

The administrator of the Panama Canal, Jorge Luis Quijano, downplayed and denied that the world’s largest shipping company, Maersk Line, has left the country because of the high toll cost for transiting the waterway.

Quijano warned that these rumors have a negative impact because they are showing that there is disagreement on the part of companies using the canal, which may have serious consequences in the coming months.

Forecasts indicate that about […]

Canal Administrator meets with Intertanko and Intercargo

A delegation from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), led by administrator Jorge Luis Quijano, met this week with officials of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) and the International Association of Ship owners of dry cargo ships (Intercargo) in London, England. This meeting is part of the ongoing dialogue the Panama Canal has to reaffirm its relationship with customers and learn about their needs in advance of the start of commercial operations of […]

Panama Canal expansion fueling boom in US gas exports to Asia

The benefits produced by the Panama Canal’s $5.25 billion expansion has opened up yet another market – the flow of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US to Asia. Shipments of the fuel, along with rising commodity and energy cargoes between the US, Latin America and Asia, are likely to provide the largest sources of demand growth when the Canal project is completed. “This could be a significant boon to our business. There’s been a […]

Week in Review

CANAL VIEWS COROZAL The proposal to build a new container port in the Corozal area will be elevated to the Board of the Panama Canal Authority in the coming months, said the administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, at a forum “Panama 2013 Capital Projects & Infrastructure”. The Corozal port would be the third on the Pacific side of the Canal. The two existing ports are run by Panama Ports Company and the Singapore Port Authority.

PPC […]