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Balboa (PABLB)

Panama

General info

address
Arnulfo Arias Madrid Avenue, Building 1501, P.O. Box 0843-00574, Panama, Panama
EMAIL
website
http://www.ppc.com.pa
phone
507-207 5100
fax
507-232 5697
cororate office
Arnulfo Arias Madrid Avenue, Building 1501, P.O. Box 0843-00574, Panama, Panama
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
2.5 million TEUs(2007)

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.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Balboa, Ancón, Panamá, Arraiján, Veracruz, Paraíso, San Miguelito, San Vicente de Bique, Vista Alegre, Las Cumbres, Nuevo Guararé, Nuevo Arraiján, Taboga, Nuevo Emperador, Puerto Caimito, La Cabima, Santa Clara, Caimitillo, Chilibre, Calzada Larga

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

APL, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK, ZIM

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Food products and beverages should be registered with the Panamanian Food Safety Authority and should respect the requirements regarding hygiene and quality control.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

It is not necessary to obtain a license in order to import in Panama. All companies with a trading license can freely import into Panama any product whatsoever that is unregulated. A trading or industrial license is required for individuals or companies wishing to undertake commercial or industrial activities. A phytosanitary permit is required to import certain non-food agricultural products. Special import permits are required for all types of firearms, ammunition and fertilisers.

Forms & Certificates

Main documents required by the Panamanian Customs authorities for import purposes: Import declaration (prepared by the Customs agent) Commercial invoice (in English or Spanish, quadruplicate) Airline transport letter Bill of lading (triplicate) Business permit number Health or phytosanitary permit (in the case of animal or vegetable agricultural products) Certificate showing that product are sold freely (in the case of products meant for human consumption including for example body lotion).

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