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  • The National Customs Authority and Panama Ports Company S.A. (PPC) signed a bilateral agreement

    The National Customs Authority and Panama Ports Company S.A. (PPC) signed a bilateral agreement for the use and maintenance of non-intrusive equipment (scanners).

    The document details both the obligations acquired by The Customs Authority and PPC, as well as acquired commitments, maintenance aspects, expenses, mobilization of equipment, permits and licenses, as well as notices and notifications among other obligations.

    This bilateral agreement was signed by Tayra Barsallo, Director-General of The National Customs Authority of Panama, and Jared Zerbe, Chief Executive Officer of PPC. The document establishes that the equipment is owned by PPC and will be managed and operated by the National Customs Authority and that under no circumstances may it be granted in concession to private operators

    PPC renews its commitment to provide “Safe Ports”, incorporating world-class technology for the inspection of containers, thus allowing the authorities to carry out their operations safely and efficiently in the Ports of Balboa and Cristóbal.

    “With this agreement, we compromise the company that the scanners can be installed at the company’s expense in both of the Ports of Balboa and Cristobal and thus provide our staff with the necessary technological tools to guarantee that the cargo that enters and leaves the Panamanian territory is a safe cargo and this has a significant security control value for our logistics hub.” 

    Tayra Barsallo, Director-General of The National Customs Authority of Panama

  • Panama Ports celebrates 25 years united with Panama contributing to the health of Panamanians

    To contribute to the health of Panamanians, the concessionaire company of the ports of Balboa and Cristóbal, Panama Ports Company (PPC) became a sponsor in its Diamond category of the Telethon 20-30 with its flagship project, the drive-through Vaccination Center, located in the parking lots of the Rommel Fernández Stadium, a project that is generating hope that the country will reach normalcy as soon as possible..

    In a ceremony attended by Giacomo Tamburelli, President of the Active 20-30 Club, Jared Zerbe, CEO of PPC and Alejandro Kouruklis, Director of Government Affairs of PPC, the port company reinforced its commitment to firmly support the country when it needs it the most.

    Tamburellli, thanked the contribution of $ 100,000 in its Diamond category given by PPC, and highlighted that the concessionaire of the ports of Balboa and Cristóbal “has joined this project, which is an effort by all to save lives and get back to normal as soon as possible. “. The 20-30 Vaccination Center serves some 2,000 people daily and hopes to expand to the interior of the country.. 

    To attend, those interested must first request their appointment to have better control and avoid crowds. When you have your scheduled appointment, you can enter your car to the parking lots and follow all instructions dictated by the Ministry of Health (MINSA), and then proceed with the health personnel to get vaccinated, without having to get out of your car. With this contribution, Panama Ports reinforces its commitment to faithfully support Panama, guaranteeing the Panamanians protection against the virus.

    Kouruklis said, that PPC is honored to be able to contribute to a flagship project such as the 20-30 Vaccination Center because “it brings health and hope to the Panamanian people.” “It is a project that saves lives and puts us to work together to bring the country back,” he added.

    Olmedo Rodríguez, President of The Telethon 20-30 said: “I think it has been something together in which we agree that this brings hope for the people and obviously gives greater peace of mind for the population, I believe that in that positive sense, when we get together as a country, we do great things. We thank them and we thank all those who believe in The Telethon 20-30.

    VACUNATÓN 20-30


    The most important asset of a company is its people and at PPC we know how to recognize the effort of the more than 1,500 men and women who work in our terminals.

    Every month of December, Christmas comes early to Panama Ports with the traditional hand out of turkeys, hams and bread thread as part of the years-end activities that the company carries out with its collaborators.

    The handout was made under strict biosecurity and distancing measures for the personnel of the ports of Balboa and Cristóbal. Additionally, the company took the opportunity to distribute supermarket certificates to all its staff and in turn wish them the best wishes for them and their families for this 2021.

    La apreciación de los empleados es crucial y significativa para construir una relación que va más allá de puesto de trabajo. Para Panama Ports Company, el liderazgo y la responsabilidad van de la mano tanto dentro como fuera de la empresa.

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    The year 2020 for Panama Ports Company was a year full of solidarity, their commitment and responsibility were reaffirmed with all the collaborators of the ports and with the entire country..

    For Panama Ports Company, leadership and responsibility go hand in hand both inside and outside the company, carrying out important donations such as: delivery of hospital beds, ventilators, hospital beds to be use for intensive care patients, as well as biosecurity equipment. Likewise, PPC supported empowerment and leadership projects related to gender equality, as well as the preparation and donation of bags of food to help communities and people economically affected by Covid-19, as well as fumigations against mosquitoes, cleaning and garbage collection in communities and areas surrounding both ports.

    Responsible leadership is the approach that PPC gives to its social responsibility initiatives, helping to improve the quality of life of the communities in which they operate

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