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Panama Canal Reaffirms its Role as Global Trade Facilitator During Asia Trip

Posted on 2019-06-13

A Panama Canal delegation led by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano recently returned from Asia following meetings with customers and maritime, commerce, energy and infrastructure organizations to discuss the waterway´s operations and further enhancements to service, as well as gain valuable insight from industry leaders.
“Our tour in Asia proved extremely valuable in providing the Panama Canal leadership with critical knowledge on the region’s upcoming needs. As we continue investing in quality customer service, our goal is always to collaborate closely to arrive at the best solutions alongside our industry partners,’ said Mr. Quijano. “We look forward to continuing to support the region’s growing role in world trade and the great value that the Panama Canal route represents for our customers.”
Singapore: Promoting Panama & the Canal’s Performance at Sea Asia 2019
The trip began in April at the Sea Asia 2019 maritime exhibition and conference in Singapore, where Mr. Quijano spoke on a panel with maritime executives and professionals on global trade flows. The team also promoted Panama’s maritime trade offerings alongside the country’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Panama Maritime Authority as part of the Panama Pavilion exhibit.
While in Singapore, the team met with BW GAS A/S, Helios LPG, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. and PSA to discuss the performance of the Panama Canal, particularly Neopanamax Locks, as well as modifications implemented to the reservations system to adapt it to the needs of the different market segments, additional capacity improvements made to the Canal infrastructure post-expansion and potential new business developments that may complement the transit service.

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