Start expansion of new container terminal in the Pacific

Start expansion of new container terminal in the Pacific
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With a few months to the expanded canal opening its doors to world maritime trade, Panama gave another firm step towards maintaining its position as a center of international transfer by beginning the project to expand the Container Terminal, located on the West Side of the Pacific entrance to the interoceanic way.

The Project will create more than one thousand direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase.

With a few months to the expanded canal opening its doors to world maritime trade, Panama gave another firm step towards maintaining its position as a center of international transfer by beginning the project to expand the Container Terminal, located on the West Side of the Pacific entrance to the interoceanic way.

The President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, who participated in the inaugural event of the project, said this is the first world class port infrastructure located on the coast of the Panamanian Pacific Ocean, created with the means to attract new cargo from Asia to the West Coast of America, using Panama as a transfer center for the growing demand of the shipping lines”.

“We reaffirm the Government of the Republic of Panama will continue working very closely with PSA Panama International and we are sure at the end of the expansion development of this terminal, our country will have cutting edge facilities to service container ships with a capacity of 18.000 containers (TEU)”, said the President.

It is estimated the expansion works, which have the National Assembly´s, Panama Canal Authority´s (ACP), the Panamanian Maritime Authority´s and the Panamanian State´s approval, will be completed before the year 2016 finishes.

Alessandro Cassinelli, manager of PSA Panama International Terminal, explained they have worked closely with the Panamanian authorities in the design and development of the expansion of the container terminal, with the means to have facilities with the necessary capacity to promote Panama as the connection center of the Americas.

In addition, it will provide new logistics and maritime opportunities for the West Coast of the Panama Canal´s Pacific Ocean entrance, becoming an important part of the future of the national logistics sector.

Presidente de PSA
Directiva de PSA
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Equipo de Trabajo de PSA
Presidente de la República de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela
Presidente saludando al equipo de trabajo