Logistics firm to expand its Panama operation

The Italian company Savino del Bene, which offers logistics and multimodal transportation services, plans to expand its Panama operations.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The company's general manager in Panama, Doménico Mallia, expects to open an office in Colón early in 2009. He is also studying the possibility of opening a branch office in Paso Canoa to provide ground transport services.
The 90-year-old firm opened its doors in Panama in February 2007, after investing about 400 million dollars.

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