Svitzer Americas has opened its regional headquarters in Panama City, as part of the company’s ambitions to strengthen its presence in the region.

Svitzer Americas was previously headquartered in Miami, USA. The company decided in early 2020 to relocate to the Panama Design Center (PDC), which also houses other parts of the Maersk Group including Sealand Americas, APM Terminals, Hamburg-Sud, Twill, and Maersk Liner Operations Clusters.

Arjen van Dijk, managing director of Svitzer Americas, said: “Panama is an important, strategic maritime hub with good infrastructure and easy connections to nearby countries and ports.

“We see significant growth potential in the region within both harbour and terminal towage and moving the regional headquarters to Panama supports our growth ambitions.”