Panama envisages new $30.million Port on the Pacific side of the recently extended Panama Canal.


Panama City. Courtesy Photo dSasso with thanks

The Government of Panama has discussed of years an estimated $30 million cruise port at Amador, on Perico Island off the Amador Causeway. On the Pacific side of the Panama canal. The suggested port emplacement would have impressive views over Panama city. It would seem that the Panama Maritime Authority are considering the project. Senhor Jorge Barakat Minister for Maritime Affairs is also administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, is quoted as saying that the depth of the waters are 7/12 metres., & is sheltered.

The Panama Government plans to launch a tender for the design & construction of the Port & the ancillary facilities & amenities.

There exists a Port on the Caribbean side at Colon. It is well known that the Caribbean islands receive many ever larger cruise ships, the proposed port would offer diverse revenues, tolls etc, from visiting cruise ships to Panama, and through the recently extended, August 2016,  Panama Canal.