The Canal was part of Alexei Oduber’s backyard when he was growing up. He knows how it looks. He knows its moods. He knows how it smells depending on the wind direction. He has crossed it by ship and by air, he has walked and ridden around it in sporting competitions. And every year, he and his team ensure hundreds of vessels transit smoothly. He shares some favourite facts.
This year’s International Customs Day celebrates the importance of the people that keep our goods moving year-round
Considered one of the wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal opened for business in 1914.
Liana Kouimtzi is part of a team behind the establishment of the UAE branch of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) in 2022.