Panama to open a maritime business center

Panama will officially open the region's first Maritime Business Center (MBC) the first week of September.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ten companies with ocean-going business will have offices in the MBC. One of these will be an as yet unnamed shipping company.
The MBC will have a meeting room, two conference rooms, an entertainment room, a maritime library, videoconference facilities, and a "Parisian style" café.

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