Manzanillo, Panama

The International Port of Manzanillo, Panama is one of the best Latin Ports in South America, handling over 1.8 million twenty foot equivalent units in 2013. The main terminal in Panama, Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), is capable of handling container and roll-on/roll-off and heavy equipment shipping cargo.

Manzanillo International Terminal of Panama has gone through some amazing transformations. Formally a U.S. Naval Air Base, during World War II it was later converted to a storage and distribution center of vehicles for Latin America. MIT’s popularity has grown over the years and to reduce cost, a Ro-Ro berth was created to facilitate imports and exports of vehicles. 650 million dollars later it has become one of the best container transshipment terminals in Latin America today.

Some notable features of the port of Manzanillo, Panama:

  • The port of Manzanillo has direct Access into the Colon Free Zone.
  • Rail Link an inter-oceanic railroad operated by the Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC) is available to and from the port of Manzanillo.
  • The port of Manzanillo provides Container & Refrigerated Equipment Maintenance (CEM & REM)
  • 15 Ship to Shore Cranes available.

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