ACP CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta Honored by Maritime Association in New York
Friday, May 11 2007 @ 11:03 AM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
"I am fortunate to have led the Panama Canal's world-class workforce during the transition of the waterway to Panama and at the beginning of this new century. They have my deepest gratitude and respect for their hard work, which has made the Canal incredibly efficient and admired around the world," said Alemán.
Mr. Alemán is the first Administrator of the ACP, the Panamanian entity created to manage and operate the Canal after its transfer from the U.S. to Panama in 1999. Over the past several years, Mr. Alemán has transformed Canal operations from a profit-neutral utility to a market-oriented business model, totally focused on customer service and reliability for the benefit of world trade and the people of Panama. The Panama Canal is now known as a world leader in services to the maritime industry - a cornerstone of the global transportation system - and serves as a model of excellence and integrity.
On October 22, 2006, the Panamanian people voted in a national referendum to expand the waterway. Expansion will build a new lane of traffic along the Panama Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, which will double capacity and allow more traffic and wider ships.
A native of Panama City, Mr. Alemán is a graduate of the civil and industrial engineering schools at Texas A&M University.
Mr. Alemán has received numerous awards for his lifetime career achievements and extraordinary contributions to the world maritime industry.
About the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
The ACP is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The operation of the ACP is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the ACP's Web site: www.pancanal.com.