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Labor shortage at Panama hub Balboa causing delays

Labor shortage at Panama hub Balboa causing delays

APL said Friday that its Atlantic-Pacific Express and Panama Andean Express services are subject to delays as 'severe labor shortages' at the port of Balboa, the major transshipment hub on Panama's West Coast, have resulted in congestion and delays to vessels being discharged.

   'Balboa Port is working hard to rectify this situation by engaging additional labor and in turn, APL is working closely with the port to ensure our vessels are discharged as quickly as possible,' APL said in a statement.