International Award for Alberto Alemán

The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, Alberto Alemán, received the Maritime International Award 2009 by the International Maritime Organization.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), is part of the United Nations, and has 156 member states. publishes: "The IMO administers the cooperation between governments regarding rules and practices of international commercial shipping."

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New Administrator of the Panama Canal

March 2012

The Panama Canal Authority has appointed Jorge Luis Quijano as administrator of the agency, replacing Alemán Alberto Zubieta.

Alemán Zubieta will retire from the position on September 3, 2012.

A press release from the ACP reads:

The Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP in Spanish) designated in special session on March 8th, 2012 the engineer Jorge Luis Quijano as the new administrator of the Panama Canal to replace the engineer Alemán Alberto Zubieta, who after 16 years of service to the Canal ends his term on 3rd September 2012. "We are proud to announce the appointment of the engineer Jorge L. Quijano as the new administrator of the Canal. The Board, exercising its legal authority and based on its independent function believes that Quijano has the capability and experience necessary to manage the waterway in a critical juncture in its history," said Romulo Roux, Chairman of the Board.

The Next Administrator of the Panama Canal

February 2012

The Panama Maritime Chamber has published the characteristics of the person who will replace Alemán Zubieta at the head of the Canal’s administration.

"A professional versed in the field of maritime transport with extensive experience in large scale engineering and project management." "Possessing a broad view of the impact of the canal as the main axis of movement of cargo and auxiliary services to the ships."

Plan to increase Canal toll maintained

February 2009

The increase from $63 to $72 in the toll for Twenty-foot Equivalent (TEU) containers is scheduled for May 2009. reports: "In 2007, it was agreed that the toll increase would happen in three stages and the plan still stands, said the administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Alberto Aleman Zubieta.

Agreement between Panama Canal and Port of Virginia strengthened

May 2008

The Panama Canal Authority and the American Port of Virginia have ratified an agreement to share information and to promote the "all-water" route from Asia to the east coast of the United States.

The strategic alliance of mutual cooperation was renewed with the signatures of the Panama Canal Authority, Alberto Alemán Zubieta, and the executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, Jerry Bridges.

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