There is a tiny isthmus (narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land) lying between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans connecting North and South America called the Isthmus of Panama..
This isthmus is of strategic importance to global trade and the world of shipping because it contains the country of Panama and the Panama Canal..
Panama is home to the largest ship registry in the world, whereas the Panama Canal is of huge significance to the shipping industry..
Capt.Ricardo Caballero Vega – a maritime pilot transiting ships across the Panama Canal for 25 years explains why..
This is a guest post by Mike Poverello.. It is quite apparent that the mandatory requirement for advance manifest information is gaining momentum. Until now, RSA exporters/carriers have only really had to contend with providing advanced containerised information to North America – the USA and Canada under the Container Security Initiative arrangement. The EU, will with effect from 1 January 2011 … Read more here..