Port of Balboa is one of the most important industrial and trade centre located ten kilometres southwest and a district of Panama City. Being one of Panama’s most important terminals, it has a capacity to handle 2.5 million TEU’s of cargo.
Facilities on highly versatile site include 2.1 thousand square meters of conventionalstorage capacity. Port of Balboa with vast harbour installations, warehouses, dry docks, marine and rail repair shops, and a cooling plant is having links with many across the world, which adds to its economic viability. The port also boasts of its activities as a major cargo hub of South America and the Caribbean.
The port has been in operation since 1909 after which it served a vital role in the worldwide maritime trade, as it was the only port between Santa Cruz, Mexico, and El Callao, Peru. At present, the port having 5 berths with a total length of 2.3 thousand metres and a depth of 17 metres offers much better services than ever before.
As the region is more closely connected to the global markets, the port is well known for the imports and exports of various commodities. The port also has a sophisticated and efficientinfrastructure equipped with 51 rubber-tyred gantry cranes, 19 empty container handlers and 21forklifts.