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 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.

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Panama Wants to Become an Agricultural Logistics Center

August 2011

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 minister of Agricultural Develpment, Emilio Kieswetter, has visited the United States to see a new multimodal logistics platform by the company Gateway Mississippi Gulf Coast, one of the largest logistics centers in the country.

Tocumen to Receive Cold Storage Chambers

September 2010

The $4 million investment will see GCIC construct a cold store facility for handling refrigerated products in Panama's international airport.

The company Gulf Coast International Cargo (GCIC) will also set up a pre-certification center for goods coming from South America headed for the USA via Panama.

USTDA Awards Grant For Air Cargo Facility At Tocumen In Panama

September 2009

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

The grant reflects USTDA's strategy of focusing on projects in Panama that will create export opportunities for U.S.

Fishing center under construction in Panama

January 2009

With an investment of $2 million, a center for the storage, trading and processing of marine products will be built at Rio Hato. reports: According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Gisela Porras, the idea of the project is to have a center where fishermen from the area can deliver, sell, store and process their products, thereby strengthening their commercial operations.

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