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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Juan Carlos Croston

Juan Carlos Croston

Vice President Marketing & Corporate Affairs
Manzanillo International Terminal – Panama
(MIT-Panama)


Juan Carlos Croston is a board member with the Caribbean Shipping Association, the voice of the Caribbean shipping industry. He is also Vice President Marketing & Corporate Affairs with Manzanillo International Terminal – Panama (MIT-Panama).

Mr. Croston worked onboard panamax-type vessels before joining MIT-Panama on March 2004. He’s a past president of the Maritime Chamber of Panama and the Caribbean Shipping Association, and a former board member of the Consejo Empresarial Logistico, the leading supply chain trade organization in Panama.Mr. Croston is also a board member of Shark Optimization (an MIT-Panama start-up focused on supply chain optimization), board member of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation, and a member of the International Maritime Organization MTCC Network’s global stakeholder committee. He has co-written articles on topics related to digitalization in shipping, contributed to the book Maritime Informatics (Springer, 2020) and is also the co-host of the #NoShippingNoShopping! vodcast. In July 2014, Mr. Croston was granted the Distinguished Alumni Award by the International Maritime University of Panama and, in May 2015, was named by Lloyd’s List in their “Next Generation 2015” list of worldwide maritime leaders, the only one from Latin America.

Mr. Croston holds a B.S. degree in nautical engineering from the former Nautical School of Panama and a M.Sc. degree in maritime affairs from the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden. He’s extremely happily married and has 4 wonderful children.