Forum on Maritime Trade and Energy in Panama

From March 12 to 15 shipping companies, logistics companies and others from this industry will be meeting in Panama to discuss issues such as the use of new energy sources and technology on ships.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Panama Maritime Chamber has announced the holding of the XIII Panama Maritime Conference & Exhibition from March 12 to 15 at the Megapolis Convention Center in Panama City.

Energy efficiency and new technologies on ships, LNG shipbuilding, bunkering and climate change are among the topics to be discussed at conferences planned for the meeting. 

See more information here.

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