Panama Canal is priority for Central America

The VI International Forum on Management, Marketing y Business analyzed the need to take advantage of the benefits offered by the Panama Canal.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The former president of Panama Nicolás Ardito Barletta spoke of the importance of the Panama Canal for "hemispheric logistics" and its potential to "improve the competitiveness" of the countries in the region during his presentation on a panel called "Geopolitics and Investments."
He affirmed that Panama is become the "logistical platform of the region" and that the process of widening the Canal will contribute to improving the competitiveness of countries in the region.

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Panama Canal Expansion to be Awarded in July

May 2009

Experts are reviewing technical aspects of the largest contract worth $5.25 billion, and contract adjudication is expected by July.

The president of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Alberto Alemán, made the announcement at the Reuters Investment Forum on Latin America.

Panama: Disconnected Logistics Industry

September 2012

On the Pacific coast connectivity gaps have been identified between the load terminals and logistics centers and production.

This situation occurs in both the Port of Balboa, operated by the Panama Ports Company, as well as the Rodman port which is operated by the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA).

Canal Expansion: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

January 2014

The construction consortium has rejected the proposed solutions one by one, as they know that being replaced would be more expensive for the ACP than to acquiesce to its demands.


The alleged light at the end of the tunnel that led to an agreement in principle to resolve the alleged illiquidity of Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), was dimmed when the consortium led by Sacyr and Impregilo returned to its extremist position: Pay the overruns of $1.6 billion, or the works will be halted.

New port arrangements announced for Panama

June 2008

The expansion of the Panama Canal will bring important changes to the logistics of the region, especially with respect to transshipments.

The president of the Latin American delegation of the American Asociation of Port Authorities (AAPA), Armando Duarte of Colombia, said, "The ports must evaluate and redefine their roles, adjusting competitively to the new situation."

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