Since its opening 94 years ago, the Panama Canal has contributed significantly to increasing world trade. In preparation for a third set of locks that will double the capacity of the canal by 2014, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will host its biennial Harbors, Navigation and Environment (HN&E) seminar in Panama City, Panama, May 20-22.
05/20/2008 Welcoming Remarks/Orientation
Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
Sebastian Degens, AICP, Marine Planning & Development Manager, Port of Portland, Chair, Harbors, Navigation and Environment Committee
05/20/2008 Keynote Address
Economic Impact of the Panama Canal Expansion to Panama, Latin America, and the Western Hemisphere.
Alberto Alemán Zubieta, Administrator, Panama Canal Authority, PANAMA
05/20/2008 Overview of the Expansion Program and Current Status
Ilya Marotta, Executive Manager of Resource, Planning and Project Control Division, Panama Canal Authority, PANAMA
05/20/2008 Overall Environmental Expansion Program Issues
(including dredging environmental issues)
Daniel Muschett, Supervisor, Environmental Protection and Management, Panama Canal Authority, PANAMA
05/20/2008 Luncheon Program
Changes in international shipping, fleet, and trade patterns driving and resulting from the Panama Canal expansion.
Michael Horton, Director of Operations and Vice President of Latin American Office, Moffatt & Nichol, PANAMA
05/20/2008 Challenges of the Expansion Program Dredging Plan