MOL Liner Ltd. announced that Julio De La Lastra, President, COO and Regional Vice-President (Caribbean and Central America Region) of MOL (Panama) Inc., was selected as the recipient of the “Maritime Personality of the Year Award”.

Organized by the Committee of Panama Maritime XII, the “Maritime Personality of the Year Award” is a prestigious award in the maritime section that recognized the industrial professional whose work reflects an outstanding contribution to the national and international maritime industry. Mr. De La Lastra has been honoured with this accolade of his professional shipping background and wise leadership vision. It also demonstrated for Mr. De La Lastra’s efforts and contributions to the local and international maritime, port and logistics industry, particularly to the training of young Panamanian seafarers.

Mr. De La Lastra said, “I am very delighted to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. This accolade indicates the faith of the judging panels not only my contributions but more importantly, to all professional, hard-working, honest, decent and well-intended associates in the marine sector who had contributed to cement Panama as an international hub and logistics centre for the Americas. At the same time, MOL strives to nurture our young Panamanian seafarers through providing professional trainings to unleash their talent.”