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Panama Maritime Review 2023/2024

Seatrade Maritime Panama Maritime Review 2023/2024
The latest edition of the Panama Maritime Review focuses on the critical issues shaping Panama's shipping industry, providing exclusive insight into the country's maritime, logistics and port sectors as well as in-depth interviews with the maritime sector young entrepreneurs and/or experts.

Inside we cover:

  • The Panama Canal's drought: as its administrator Ricaurte Vasquez told us, it's ‘Climate dependent’.  A severe drought has affected the operations of the waterway, forcing reduction of transits and draught. Those measures are explained by Canal authorities who give their forecast for the next fiscal year. Administrator Vasquez expands on the Canal’s water programme and first tenders for immediate projects.
  • Women in shipping in Panama: a first in the Panama Maritime Review, features the importance of women in the maritime sector, profiling some renowned decision-makers and pioneers who had successfully created their own companies.  
  • Port performance: the port activity remains the centre of the maritime sector achievement in Panama. Its transhipment operations are essentially dependent on global trade. We look, in detail, at the terminals’ performance in 2022 and 2023, commented by their executives with their forecast and recommendations to increase productivity.  
  • Investing in Panama's future: infrastructure projects should continue to contribute to a sustained economic growth which has posted better results in Panama than in neighbouring countries. 
  • The logistics sector: since it's a key factor of development, we present some interesting cases of companies that have become leaders in their field. Government regulations and concrete projects to advance the sector, to be explained by the new president of the Logistics Council.
  • Legal affairs: we also explore the latest development regarding proposal of new legislations for the maritime sector and The Ship Registry, still a world’s leader, is also engaged in renovating processes, modernising its registration and platform.

Read the full report online or download as pdf here

TAGS: Ports