Panama Canal Authority Establishes Alliance with Mississippi Ports

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Mississippi State Ports Authority (MSPA) have formed an alliance to promote maritime trade.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ACP's administrator, Alberto Alemán Zubieta, and the executive director of MSPA, Donald Allee, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the "all water route" between Asia and the east coast of the USA, via the Panama Canal.

This first memorandum, renewable every five years, will make joint marketing initiatives and the exchange of information easier.

In 2009 Panama was Mississippi ports' third largest commercial partner in terms of exports after Canada and Mexico.



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