Panama Canal Authority

Forum about the expanded Canal and Chile

Líderes panameños y chilenos de la industria marítima asistieron al foro.

The Chilean Embassy in Panama and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) developed the Chile-Panama Global Opportunities Forum where the potential of the expansion of the inter-oceanic route for Chilean maritime trade was discussed.

The event was attended by the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, the Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, and the Chilean Ambassador to Panama, Francisco Cruz.

It should be noted that Chile is the fourth major user of the Panama Canal – […]

Panama to have a one-stop shop maritime system

The Panama Maritime Authority and the Panama Canal Authority have reached an agreement for the creation of a one-stop shop that aims to streamline the procedures related to maritime trade in the country.

The two entities have signed an institutional cooperation agreement and will begin the procedures to create the Panama One Stop Window (VUMPA for its initials in English).

The aim of the VUMPA will be to streamline maritime transport through the simplification of […]

Canal offers incentives to Neopanamax on return journey south

The Neopanamax ships will receive incentives, if they use the Panama Canal on its return trip.

By Franklin Castrellón

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has formulated a proposal to modify the toll system which, on the one hand, provides incentives to Neopanamax vessels on their partially empty return voyage to the South Pacific. On the other hand, the ACP reassigns the container/loose cargo vessels from its classification in the “other” segment to the general cargo segment, which will generate savings for these types of vessels for using the Panamanian route. The […]

ACP and UP Agreement to raise debate on Canal

El administrador de la Autoridad del Canal, Jorge Quijano, y el rector de la Universidad de Panamá, Eduardo Flores Castro, firman el convenio de cooperación, ante la presencia del director del Instituto del Canal, Luis Navas P. (izquierda), y otros altos funcionarios de la UP.

A broad cooperation agreement signed between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Panama University (UP) will raise to the academic level the debate on the role of the Canal in world trade and as a driving force for the country’s economic and social development , Luis Navas P., director of the university’s Canal Institute (ICUP) told The Bulletin after the signing on June 2, 2017.

The agreement was signed in the rectory of the […]

Panama Canal Board of Directors Meets Advisory Board

La Junta Directiva del Canal se reunió con la Junta Asesora.

A delegation of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), including members of its Board of Directors and administration, met in Shanghai, China, on March 28 and 29 for its annual joint meeting with the ACP Advisory Board.

Since 2000, the Advisory Board meets once or twice a year, alternately in Panama or in a city linked to the maritime industry. This occasionally coincides with the place of residence of Advisory Board members, who offer their insights […]

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 […]

Judges give green light to Corozal

Panama’s Supreme Court has thrown out a motion put forward by Panama Ports Company (PPC) that the tender for the Port of Corozal infringes guarantees set out in the country’s constitution.

The decision, which was taken by nine judges, clears the way for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to continue with its tender for the construction of what will be a new container port with a 5.3m teus capacity.

Corozal port forms part of the […]