Latin American Ports Conference to open today

The 17th Latin American Ports Congress was to open today in Panama.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The event is organized by the Maritime Authority of Panama, the Canal Authority of Panama, and the American Association of Port Authorities.
The main theme of the congress is: "How to prepare our ports in accordance with world maritime traffic trends."

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Panama Maritime IX: February 8 - 11

February 2009

Operators from more than 20 countries will participate in the four day port event, considered to be the most important one in the region.

The inauguration will be held on February 8, 2009 and will include the presence of the Secretary General of the World Maritime Organization (OMI), Efthimios Mitropoulos, who will be the main speaker along with important local and international guest speakers from the shipping world.

New port arrangements announced for Panama

June 2008

The expansion of the Panama Canal will bring important changes to the logistics of the region, especially with respect to transshipments.

The president of the Latin American delegation of the American Asociation of Port Authorities (AAPA), Armando Duarte of Colombia, said, "The ports must evaluate and redefine their roles, adjusting competitively to the new situation."

Latin American ports strive to keep pace with world trade

May 2008

The Latin American Ports Congress, to be held in Panama from June 17 to 21, will debate how to meet the challenge of growing world trade.

Latin American port authorities are planning major increases in infrastructure to keep them abreast of the investments being made by their counterparts in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Panama to host ports congress

May 2008

Panama City will host the 12th Congress of Latin American and Caribbean ports between July 17 and 21.

Panama's Maritime Authority said the main aim of the congress was to debate how the region's ports could face the challenges of recent trends in maritime traffic.

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