Integration of Latin American customs offices and challenges for the port sector up to 2040 are some of the topics to be discussed at the tenth edition of the logistics event in Panama.
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP):
For the tenth consecutive year, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture in Panama (CCIAP) in conjunction with the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), will be holding EXPO LOGISTICS Panama 2016 from October 19 to 21, with one of the main objectives of the event being to strengthen the sector and provide up to date information for professionals in the logistics and multimodal transport sector.
On October 18 in San Salvador, logistics companies will be gathering together to discuss issues related to new models of distribution and logistics.
Among the topics to be discussed at the event organized by GS1 are Collaborative Logistics, technology as an enabler of value networks, Visibility in value networks, the challenges of the digital world, innovation, mobile technologies and networking, sustainability and Triple Baseline (Money - People - Planet), among other things.
Ransa group plans to invest $4 million in the construction of a cold chamber in Guatemala and is preparing to expand its warehouses in El Salvador.
The Central American subsidiary of the Peruvian operator Ransa is also assessing whether the conditions are right to develop a cold chain in Honduras.In the case of the investments planned for Guatemala, it has been reported that the plan is to invest $4 million in total"... 2,000 positions, where there will be specialized containers forrefrigerated and frozen products. In addition, they will build a distribution center for dry goods, thereby increasing their ability to benefit customers. "
As soon as the third set of locks starts operating, the Canal Authority plans to develop logistics and industrial projects in the thousand hectares located west of the waterway, near the former Rodman base.
Building a roll-on roll-of port, an industrial area and an area to store refrigerated cargo are part of the recommendations that Antea Group made to the Panama Canal Authority, after it requested a study to determine the feasibility of developing the area. The main objective of the Panama Canal Authority is to take advantage of the expansion of the road and increase its value, providing complementary services to local and multinational companies.
In an area measuring 200 hectares the airport administration will develop a free zone for logistics companies, investing $30 million in the first stage.
The airport administrators said that "... the plans focus on adapting the 200 hectares that are part of the land area of the cargo terminal, transforming them mainly so that they can be developed by companies working in logistics services, storage of goods, assembly, high - tech companies related to aviation and airports, processing of finished or semi - finished products, specialized health services, among other things. "
The area in the Pacific entrance to the Canal could be leased by the State for the construction and operation of logistics infrastructure such as warehouses, cold storage facilities, ship repairs and a port for vehicles.
The 1,200 hectares owned by the State and "discovered" after cleaning and dredging of the areas surrounding the Canal expansion are part of a development plan that the Ministry of Affairs of the Canal is preparing to start when the new locks come into operation. The initial proposal is to lease the land to private companies so that they can develop the area, providing logistics services, transportation and communications to related industries.
The government has announced a committee formed of entrepreneurs who will design a national logistics strategy, focusing on redirecting the Colon Free Zone, integral panning for ports and the technological inter-oceanic corridor area.
The purpose of this Committee consisting of 7 members of the private sector, is to define together the plans, programs and goals of a Master Plan which aims to develop the sector as a whole.
From November 24th to 28th local and foreign companies in the logistics sector will be presenting their products and participating in business roundtables at the Expologística trade show in San Pedro Sula.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Finance and will be held at the Expocentre convention center in San Pedro Sula.
An announcement has been made that in 2016 an integrated system will be used to to carry out fiscal, safety and phytosanitary controls in a single revision.
The Tax Authority will be responsible for deciding the date of the launch of the new system, which will integrate phytosanitary controls, customs and security in the container terminal of Puerto Quetzal. It is hoped that an agreement will be reached between all the institutions involved before the end of this year so that the the system can be implemented next year.
In January 2016 the results of a study will determine whether it is feasible to build multimodal ports in Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui and develop a logistic plan for the region.
The Maritime Authority of Panama explained that the feasibility study is being developed by Nathan Associates, which will have to deliver the results in January 2016. The purpose is to determine the condition of the province of Chiriqui, particularly Baru, in order to establish an economic development plan for the region.
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