The Panama Canal formally joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA), a public-private partnership initiative of the IMO under the framework of Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnership (GloMEEP) project, which is a Global Environment Facility (GEF) – United Nations Development Program (UNPD)- IMO project comprised of maritime industry leaders working to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in international shipping.


Panama Canal Authority L. Quijano made the announcement on March 18 during the signing ceremony inducing the waterway into the GIA at the Panama Maritime World Conference and Exhibition with attendance of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.


The Panama Canal has also been recognized for its pioneering sustainability initiatives, such as its Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program, which consists of the Green Connection Award, the Environmental Premium Ranking, Emissions Calculator and the Environmental Shipping Index (ESI).

Source: IAPH