The Panama Canal, approximately 80km long, joins
the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and serves as the
crossroad between East/West and North/South
Americas. With the boom in China-US trade and
strong container volumes in Latin America, the
Panama Canal has grown in strategic importance
in providing a Far East-US East Coast all-water
service and as a transhipment point
for the region. The Panama Government’s bold
investment in the Canal expansion will facilitate
the further growth of its ports.
PSA Panama International Terminal (PPIT) is located at the entrance of the Panama Canal, on the pacific side at the former US Rodman Naval Base. It is well-positioned to participate
in the growth of this strategic hub, and provides an important port of call for shipping lines handling container and Ro-Ro cargo.PPIT started operations in December 2010.