Panama Canal, Curacao ports sign agreement
The Panama Canal Authority and Cura'ao Ports Authority in the Netherlands Antilles have entered into a renewable, two-year agreement that aims to generate new business in tourism and trade for each country.
“Cura'ao and Panama will work together to promote the route to Cura'ao via the canal, fostering cruise business and regional trade of petroleum products in the coming years,” said Alberto Alem'n Zubieta, the canal administrator who signed the agreement with Julius L'pez Ram'rez, general managing director for the CPA.
“With direct links to major markets and telecommunications infrastructure, the Port of Willemstad — Cura'ao’s largest port — is at the center of the CPA’s capital improvement plan. We now look forward to the opportunities this memorandum of understanding will bring for both entities, as we constantly work to enhance our services,” L'pez Ram'rez said.