Texas - Panama Transportation Trade Mission

The relationship has strengthened since the Canal expansion in 2016.

June 13-14, 2022

To strengthen the flow of information and the bilateral relationship between Panama and the actors in the area of transportation and logistics of Texas, a trade mission focused on the maritime, air and cargo logistics sectors, estimated at least 30 transportation executives from Texas, Panama's #1 trading partner, held meetings in our country.

This activity was organized between the Authority for Investment Attraction and Export Promotion (PROPANAMA) and U.S.-Panama Business Council (USPA) and with the support of Juan B Sosa, U.S. Panama Business Council in Houston, following up on the historic visit of President Laurentino Cortizo to the state of Texas in June 2021; which have as main anchors the alliances between the Panama Canal, the Port of Houston, the Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tocumen Airport.

The Texas-Panama relationship has strengthened since the Canal expansion in 2016, which has increased activities with Texas' eight (8) deep-draft ports. Additionally, the expansion of Tocumen Airport and the planned airport logistics zone further strengthens the existing alliance.

Among the companies that participated in the mission, we can mention: Port of Corpus Christi, Port Houston, Port of Gavelston, Greater Houston Port Bureau, Houston Airport System, Port Freeport, Texas EDC, The Vessel GRP, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Irvin Chamber of Commerce, among others.