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. "
Shipyard industry, comprising building and repairing vessels, has dropped 25%.
6 shipyards operate in Panama: "Bayano", located in Puerto Coquira; "Juan Díaz", in Juan Díaz, "Nacional", in Vacamonte; "Braswell International" in Balboa, "Veracruz International", in Veracruz and "Industriales de Monte Esperanza", operated by the Industrial Division of the Panama Canal Authority, located in Colón, reported Prensa.com.
The potential market for supplying ships going through the Canal is of $300 million a year just in food.
In materials necessary for their operation, those 4.500 ships consume an additional $700 million a year.
But nowadays this supply is not done in Panama, because the country lacks the necessary infrastructure to provide the supply services required by the ships. Only $50 million of this market stays in Panama.
Central America's short distance maritime transport project (TMCD, Spanish Acronym) is advancing. Feasibility studies have determined that with little investment, the 49 ports located in Central America and Mexico, "could be adapted for short distance passenger and cargo transportation, as it is done in Europe".
In Panama, professionals in transportation, logistical services and education came together to contribute to solving the deficiencies in these areas in the country.
La Asociación Panameña de Ejecutivos de la Cadena de Abastecimiento (APECA) was constituted keeping in mind that it is necessary to improve considerably the services of supply to the ships that pass through the Canal or that transfer merchandise in Panamanian ports in order to comprehensively take advantage of the advantages that the country has as the merchandise transportation hub of the world.
At an investment of around $2 to 4 million, a group of members from the Maritime Chamber are pushing for the construction of a terminal on the Pacific coast (Farfan).
The project, which will be developed as a maritime service cooperative, will take 24 months to complete.
The terminal will have a loading and unloading passenger dock, a dock for unloading merchandise from supply ships, offices for shipping agencies, customs, quarantine, immigration, shops for the retail sale of spare parts for small boats, cold room, restaurant and depot, etc.
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