El Salvador's logistics sector employs 27,000

The logistics sector in El Salvador is one of the most dynamic in the economy, and grew by 7.67 percent between January and March.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Indicators such as the Volume of Economic Activity show that the most active areas are in transport, storage and communications.
Even more impressive is the fact that the social services institute reports growth of 21.1 percent in this sector during the first quarter of the year.
The nation's central bank estimates that logistics account for about 9.6 percent of total Gross Domestic Product.

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Panama: More Logistics Services from Colon

April 2016

DHL has announced an investment of $4 million to operate directly from the Colon Free Zone, with special focus on the pharmaceutical, textile and home appliances sectors.

The Logistics company DHL has reactivated its operations directly in the Colon Free Zone with an investment of more than $4 million, confirmed Gilberto Castro, operations manager of DHL Express Panama to Prensa.com.

A Ministry of Logistics for Panama

May 2014

The business sector is proposing the creation of a government entity focusing on the long term development of logistics activities in the country.

Adopting logistics as a matter of state and implementing a long term national logistics strategy that takes into account all of the productive sectors involved is the proposal of the business sector to the incoming government.

Panama: Labor for the Logistics Sector

April 2014

The economic growth which will be generated by the canal expansion will increase the demand for skilled workers in the logistics industry.

Foreign trade, port planning and management, border management and maritime transport are some of the sectors that require skilled labor in the coming years in Panama.

Auxiliary Maritime Industry

July 2012

Panama could double revenues from provisioning ships if companies providing these services had adequate port facilities.

Both the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts need docks dedicated to the auxiliary maritime industry.

An article in Prensa.com reports that "The new president of the Maritime Chamber of Panama (CMP), Willis Delvalle said that one of the main goals of the guild is to promote the construction of these maritime exit routes. A dock for the auxiliary maritime industry would allow companies to have a place to put their boats, make crew changes and perform a series of related activities. "

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