The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Jorge Luis Quijano, says his organization will not be drawn into a price war with the Suez Canal, according to EFE news agency.
Suez and Panama are the two most prominent man-made waterways impacting global seaborne trade.
In recent times the Egyptian canal’s operators have been offering substantial discounts in prices, some as great as 65%.
But Quijano says the ACP will not be following suit even though he acknowledges the discounts have lured away some shippers plying routes between the US east coast and Asia.
Nor will the ACP be raising toll fees to make up for the lost business.