Panama 'is much more than the Canal'
When people think Panama vis-à-vis shipping, they think of the canal. It’s actually a lot more complicated and interesting than that.
Panama boasts an integrated multi-modal transport network made up of container terminals at either mouth of the waterway linked by both a rail line and a highway, allowing for train and truck moves in either direction between the coasts. Container lines don’t just pass through Panama via the canal, they also utilize the country’s “land bridge”, American Shipper reports.