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The Panama Canal mourns the passing of Phillippos A. Embiricos

The Panama Canal offers its deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Phillippos A. Embiricos, director of Embiricos Shipbrokers, prominent […]

The Panama Canal offers its deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Phillippos A. Embiricos, director of Embiricos Shipbrokers, prominent leader of maritime organizations, and member of the Panama Canal Advisory Board from March 19, 1999 until his death.

Embiricos, of Greek and English nationality, studied Naval Architecture and Maritime Engineering at Durham University (England), and a master’s degree in Economics and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT (United States). He also participated in naval study groups such as the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, and served as a member and president of organizations such as INTERTANKO, World Maritime Organization, BIMCO, Steering Committee of Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, among others. After several experiences in the brokerage of oil tankers and in the construction of fiberglass fishing boats, he joined in 1973 the shipping agency Embiricos, of which he became director in 1979.

His extensive experience in the maritime business was of great influence on the development and growth of the interoceanic route in Panamanian hands, and he expressed on many occasions his enthusiasm for the Canal Expansion Project. Mr. Embiricos was also the author of several works linked to the Canal, including: The Panama Canal and Its Expansion (2006), and A Water Bridge over the Mountains: An engineering perspective on the Panama Canal (2020).

Established in 1999, the Advisory Board is made up of a group of distinguished experts with vast experience in global business and, in particular, knowledge of the maritime industry. This group of distinguished advisors represents a solid group that brings academic and practical knowledge in sustainability, transport, international trade, telecommunications, civil construction, development and banking, among others.

Peace to his soul.

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