ACP CEO HIGHLIGHTS EXPANSION PROGRAM DURING
AAPA CONGRESS OF LATIN AMERICAN PORTS
PANAMA CITY, Panama, June 23, 2008 – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) took center stage last Wednesday afternoon at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Congress of Latin American Ports in Panama City. There, ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta briefed attendees on the Panama Canal’s expansion during a session on macroprojects in Panama and their effects on Latin America.
“It is clear that Panama is emerging as the transportation and logistics hub of the Americas,” said Alemán Zubieta. “Large-scale infrastructural improvements like the Canal expansion and the Pan-American highway, coupled with Panama’s strategic location and proximity to other regional port development projects, make Panama an ideal hub for international commerce.”
The four-day event concluded June 20 and included a tour/reception at the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks Visitors’ Center and a visit to the excavation site of the Canal expansion project.
About the Panama Canal Authority
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The ACP is governed by its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the Panama Canal Authority’s Web site: http://www.pancanal.com/.