Storage plant progresses at Tocumen airport
The plant which is managed by Gulf Coast Produce will be able to store up to 80 million kilos of perishable good per year in an area that is 3 thousand square meters.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Laestrella.com.pa reports: "Mejia-Aoun, who serves as the liaison between the company and the government of Panama, said that the new plant will start to function before the end of the year. To this end they already have 120 trucks ready to operate and in April they will set up the cargo airline that will transport the products. A source from Tocumen S.A. confirmed the ratification of the project by the Board of Directors and said that the plans are being reviewed, the land is being surveyed and other types of processes related to he work are being executed.
The idea is to develop a storage facility for perishable goods coming from South America which would then be exported to the U.S.
The $4 million investment will see GCIC construct a cold store facility for handling refrigerated products in Panama's international airport.
USTDA awarded a grant to Gulf Coast International Cargo Panama, S.A., a private cargo and distribution firm, to increase Panama's trade capacity and strengthen its food security distribution system
With an investment of $2 million, a center for the storage, trading and processing of marine products will be built at Rio Hato.
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