Panama Canal Participates in Greek International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia 2016 | Sowoll

Release time: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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During the trip, Administrator Quijano to witness the ‘COSCO Shipping Panama’ Before its Departure to Panama for the Inaugural Transit through the Expanded Canal
Panama City, Panama - A Panama Canal Authority (ACP) delegation led by CEO/Administrator Jorge L. Quijano arrived in Greece earlier this week to attend the Posidonia 2016 international maritime and shipping exhibition. Occurring every two years, Posidonia is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the global shipping industry.
Posidonia 2016 hosts more than 1,800 exhibitors from 90 countries, with over 20,000 shipping industry people. The Panama Canal participates as part of the Panama Pavilion together with Panama’s Ministry of Trade and Finance, Panama Maritime Authority, Panama Ship Registry and the General Consulate of Panama in Greece.
Panama Canal’s participation in this event coincides with the inauguration of the Expanded Canal on June 26, 2016. Exhibitors in attendance showcased their support and interest for the expanded Canal and its upcoming inauguration.
On Saturday, June 11, the Panama Canal delegation will witness the departure of the vessel COSCO Shipping Panama from the Greek Port of Piraeus on its way to Panama to make history Sunday, June 26. The COSCO Shipping Panama, renamed for this occasion and honor, will inaugurate the Expanded Panama Canal by conducting the first commercial transit of the new locks.
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