Panama Canal administrator

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 […]

Canal Administrator met with shipping industry leaders

Administrador del Canal se reunió con líderes de la industria marítima

The Panama Canal administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, has had a series of meetings with the main shipping sector leaders and clients of the interoceanic waterway with the purpose of strengthening relations, reported the news agency ANPanama.

Quijano said that: “during the last few days I had meetings with shipping industry leaders and the main clients of the Panama Canal. We have listened to their points of view about the first six months of the expanded […]

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 […]

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Week in Review


The Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Quijano, said that later this year the new tolls will be introduced on the waterway, which takes effect when the new locks are operational for Post-Panamax size ships. Quijano said this must first be approved by the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and then be communicated to the public and customers.


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ACP fails to reach an agreement with GUPC on contract cost claim

construcción del tercer juego de esclusas

The Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Quijano, said the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the third set of locks (GUPC) is seeking to negotiate with the ACP outside of the contract.

“We have argued that we should consider, due to the high costs they had not anticipated and not necessarily followed in the process, but to reach an agreement outside the contract,” Quijano said.

However, the administrator said they have […]

PPC eyes Corozal as room to expand its Port of Balboa

Puerto Balboa

“They are ours (the land) and we will use it for our activities and it is not available to sell to anyone,” said Jorge Quijano, the Panama Canal administrator.

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) paid $89.7 million for the land in Corozal and it is not willing to transfer this to Panama Ports Company (PPC) to expand the Port of Balboa. Although there are several ideas for expanding Balboa, PPC is inclined to look towards […]