Panama Canal and South Carolina Port renew alliance

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has renewed its alliance with the Port of Charleston, South Carolina for another three years.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The two authorities will work together on marketing, exchanging information, market studies, expansion plans, training and technology, says the ACP.
The alliance will also promote the "all-water route" from Asia to the East Coast of the United States through the canal.
"The alliance is based on our common mission of providing the best service possible to our customers and to contribute to the growth of trade in our respective communities and in the industry," said ACP administrator Alberto Alemán Zubieta.
The original alliance agreement was signed in 2003.

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Panama City, September 14, 2011. -

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