Maritime & Logistics Trade Mission to Panama

The Netherlands Embassy in Panama City and Holland House Panama are organizing a Maritime & Logistics trade mission to Panama from 16-19 October 2022. Innovative companies from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and St Maarten with a focus on port development, port digitalization, AI, digital transformation, renewable energy and sustainability solutions are invited to participate in this 3-day trade mission to the Maritime & Logistics Hub of the Americas!


Key mission features

✅  A virtual platform presenting the mission and your business to potential Panamian partners and authorities
✅  Collective visits to major ports
✅  Customized 1-on-1 matchmaking with potential business partners
✅  Briefing sessions about Maritime & Logistics Trends, Business Opportunities & Incentives
✅  Participation to the 7th World Forum of Cities & Logistics Platforms in Panama City
✅  Networking events with key stakeholders

Draft mission programme

Why participate?

Panama is THE Maritime & Logistics Hub of the Americas

🌎 6% of world trade passes through the Panama-Canal

💰 The Ports & Logistics sector contributes 30% to Panamanian GDP

⚓️ Panama has 35 seaports of which 22 in the Panama-Canal Zone

📦 These ports handled an aggregated volume of 8.6 million TEUs in 2021 (+11.5%)

🆓 Panama has 11 active free zones, among which the 2nd largest free trade zone in the world (Colon Free Trade Zone) & 14 Logistics Parks, with many under development

📈 Demand. Panama has committed itself both nationally as well as internationally to reduce its carbon footprint (transport sector contributes approx. 50% to GHG emissions). Modernizing its maritime & logistics infrastructure and systems is vital to the countries prosperity and competitiveness

 

Opportunities in Panama

The maritime & logistics sector is key to Panama’s growth & competitiveness. That’s why Panama is investing in existing and new ports, equipment and systems and particularly improving efficiency, digitalization and sustainability.

Multiple tenders are currently starting or in progress in Panama, centred around port infrastructure and equipment, modernization works, CO2 neutrality, renovation of shipyards, digital transformation projects and logistic management systems. Only the Panama Canal is already investing 500 million in digital transformation and 500 m. – 1.5 billion in CO2 neutrality in the coming decade

Recent market studies

More info on Doing Business in Panama.

Register here for the mission

Registration is open to companies from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba en Sint Maarten, active in the Maritime & Logistics sector (max. 10 companies can participate; max. 2 persons per company). Participation fee is: 850 EUR (also includes participation to the World Logistics Forum). Registration deadline: Tuesday 20 September 2022.

Mission participants (at this moment, registration is open)

Boskalis

Boskalis

Dredging, offshore contracting and marine services

AEGIR-Marine

AEGIR-Marine

Independent stern seal and propulsion service provider and PRIME products manufacturer for the global maritime industry.

Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards

International family-owned shipbuilder

Van Oord

Van Oord

Dredging, oil & gas infrastructure and offshore wind

Private: PortXchange

Private: PortXchange

Digital solutions for predictable and sustainable shipping

Our local mission partners

Private: COEL

Private: COEL

The Logistics Business Council (COEL) is committed to the development of the multimodal logistics services platform in the country

Private: AIG

Private: AIG

Authority for Government Innovation

Mission Team contacts

Remco de Bruijn
Remco de Bruijn Executive Director
Jenny Elkaslassy
Jenny Elkaslassy Projects & Administrative Coordinator