Did Panama City break its cargo and revenue records in 2022?
© MIKE FENDER / THE NEWS HERALD Port Panama City broke its annual revenue and cargo records in 2022, earning $19.04 million on 2.03 million tons of cargo. According to a Monday news release from the port, it broke its annual cargo and revenue records during its 2022 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 31.
What's happening at Port Panama City?
"While much of the country spent last year dealing with supply chain disruptions, Port Panama City was focused on securing additional cargo that would normally move through gateway ports in other states," Alex King, executive director of the port, said in the release.
Is Panama on Your Radar?
I have to admit that Panama was never on my radar. Of course, I had heard of the Panama Canal, connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean, and the many big ships around the world that were and are listed in Panama, but as a travel destination, even though I love traveling in Latin America, it simply never registered.
Where to spend your first night in Panama?
You cannot find a better spot for your first night in Panama, and this place on the rooftop of an old building in Casco Viejo really set the mood for me. Tantalo has simply the best views of new and old Panama City and a great atmosphere. It soon morphed into one of my favorite champagne bars in the world.