First signed in July 2003 the MOU, which is renewable for an additional three years, reinforces both entities’ commitment to growth and best practices that benefit customers, Panama and South Carolina.
“As we move closer to the completion of our expansion plans, forging partnerships with ports along the Eastern Seaboard of the US is a priority for the Canal. Over the past eight years, we have developed an alliance with the SCPA that strengthens our ties, and enables us to pursue mutually beneficial joint activities,” said ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta.
Areas of cooperation between the ACP and the SCPA include, among others, information-sharing, joint marketing efforts, exchange of data, capital improvement plans, training and technology. This partnership also will continue to promote the “All-Water Route,” the route from Asia to the U.S. East Coast via the Panama Canal.