Container shipping to and from Panama
Panama is known as the Hub of the Americas, with ports on both Pacific and Atlantic oceans, united by the famous Panama Canal. Its location makes it key to international trade and shipping, whether importing or exporting. Here, we delve deeper into the info you’ll need get started shipping internationally to and from Panama.
Relevant shipping information
- Is Panama more of an import or export country?
When it comes to container shipping, Panama imports more than it exports.
Some of its key import partners include China, the United States , Japan, Ecuador and Colombia. While its exports are mostly to Guatemala, China, Netherlands, South Korea and the United States.
- What are the common commodities traded to/from Panama?
Refined and crude petroleum
- What makes Panama special for international trade and shipping?
Panama is considered a logistics hub thanks to its port and airport infrastructure. This has allowed it to rank among the top 10 countries in the world for trade infrastructure.
As well as Hub of the Americas, Panama is known as "Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe", for its geographical position and for the interoceanic Panama Canal, in which hundreds of ships from different parts of the world pass daily.
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