Relocating to Panama
It is a big shift. Svitzer Americas, a unit of the Maersk Holding providing towage and marine solutions, has been headquartered in Miami, USA, for many years, but in early 2020 it decided to move to Panama. The Panama Design Center (PDC) in Panama City is now welcoming its new resident.
According to a press release, the new regional headquarters show "the company's ambition to move even closer to its customers and operations, and further strengthen its position in the region."
The same building houses other entities of the Maersk Group including Sealand Americas, APM Terminals, Hamburg Süd, Twill, and Maersk Liner Operations Clusters. Altogether, Svitzer Americas operates more than 80 vessels in ports and terminals in twelve different countries in the region. (cd)