Panama:  A Growing Transshipment Opportunity

13 October 2015


For more than 100 years, the Panama Canal has served the world’s maritime trade industry—shortening time and distance between producers and consumers. Panama’s leadership in transportation dates as far back as the 16th century, when gold, silver and precious metals mined from Peru were consolidated in Panama and shipped to Spain, and when merchandise coming from the Old World and the Indies—such as household goods, spices and clothing—was sold to attendees of the Portobello annual fair.