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Quintiq and Panama Canal
Innovating world maritime trade

The Panama Canal once again transformed world maritime trade when it launched a new lane of traffic last year, allowing twice the number of vessels to utilize the waterway. This historic expansion, which took a decade to complete, now provides the world's shippers, retailers and manufacturers with greater shipping options, enhanced logistics and supply chain reliability.

The Panama Canal decided to adopt the Quintiq solution to transform how it plans and schedules transit operations. For the first time, the Canal will be able to execute a completely integrated operating plan for all of its critical resources, including tugboats, pilots and line handlers. Improved situational awareness and data can inform better decision-making, which in turn will help mitigate operational risk. Further, Quintiq will help reduce costs by optimizing the way in which the Canal plans and programs its resources.

Canal customers will benefit as well. The Quintiq solution will impact shippers looking to transit the waterway by shortening vessel waiting times, increasing the number of potentially available vessel slots each day and improving the overall reliability of the route.

For more than a century, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a proud legacy of innovation. This system will help carry that legacy forward, allowing us to tap the potential of technology to provide better solutions for our customers as we increasingly manage more transits and adapt to shifts in global trade.

Jorge L. Quijano
Panama Canal Administrator
Using advanced modeling language, we’ll be able to leverage path optimization algorithms and mathematical, constraint and graphical programming to optimize scheduling and resource utilization. Simply put, the Quintiq technology is best in class. We’re excited to work with our partners at Quintiq to bring it to bear for the Canal and its customers.
Arnoldo Cano
Panama Canal Program Manager
The Panama Canal’s planning puzzle gives us the opportunity to prove how Quintiq’s record-breaking optimization technology can help recover business value. High efficiency is critical to the Canal’s operations and a more streamlined planning process will ultimately enable it to offer its customers a significantly improved level of service.
Camilo Gaviria
Director of Quintiq Latin America

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