With a "roadmap" proposed for the next four years, the sector aims to improve conditions in the country as a logistics hub and compete better with other Latin American ports.
With the help of the CAF Development Bank, the sector of Panamanian logistics companies aims to develop a plan to improve the supply of services in the country and compete better with other logistics development poles that have improved their position in Latin America.One example is Colombia and its Cartagena and Buenaventura port terminals, explained Susana Pinilla, from the CAF.""... The boats when docked in those ports do transshipment, which has access to value-added processes; or they serve the need for supplies.There is a robust supply of bunker, among other conditions referenced in catalogs on global logistics services. "
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. "
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. "
As a gateway to 90 destinations in America and Europe, and soon Asia, Panama International Airport is venturing into the high value air cargo business.
The development of the logistics area at Tocumen International Airport will bring opportunities for infrastructure development in terms of roads, land leveling and construction and fitting of galleys and sheds. But it is also predicted that it will dynamise a discrete market, that of air cargo transport, whose business represents only 9% of the income of the world's airlines.
Creating collection and distribution centers for exporting Costa Rican products is one of the proposals put forward to take advantage of the commercial potential of China.
Having special centers that receive and distribute goods from there to different areas of China's export sector would allow Costa Rica to better take advantage of business opportunities in the Asian giant. Its large size makes it difficult for exporters to access directly, even though those already exporting do it this way, according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade.
Yobel Supply Chain Management is looking for a plot in western San José to build facilities for concentrating its offices in one place and a distribution and a latest generation logistics center.
The Peruvian logistics giant is planning, for 2017, to concentrate its operations in Costa Rica, which is currently developed at two separate facilities.
An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports that Mario Vargas, general manager of Yobel SCM Costa Rica, said that "... The company has created a master plan for the current 5 year period and to do it, the Head Office in Peru has assigned an investment of over $5 million; looking ahead to 2020, we aim to centralize operations which are currently carried out in two facilities in the Coyol of Alajuela. "
Employers from the logistics sector support the government's decision to create an entity focused on the development of the sector, but are complaining about the lack of their participation in it.
Although it was the very same logistics sector that suggested to the government there was a need to create an institution or Secretariat to delineate strategies for the industry, employers are complaining that the government has not involved them in the issue.
The continuing evolution of maritime transport towards ever larger ships is the main reason that Maersk shipping line sees the mega project as a real option for the future.
Commercial validation of the Grand Canal of Nicaragua project has been underpinned by the opinions expressed by the Head of Daily Operations at Maersk Line, Keith Svendsen, who told Shippingwatch.com that while the Panama Canal expansion will allow the passage of much larger vessels than at present, the maximum length that will be admited is 336 meters, while the Triple-E series used by the leading global shipping company, now measures 400 meters.
The incentives for investment by multinational companies and free zones explain part of the increase in demand for space by the industrial sector.
The development of new industrial parks run by large companies seeking to position themselves as logistics centers, has become the main driver of the property market, which in reports for the last half of 2013 showed an absorption rate of 92%, higher than the 86% recorded in the previous semester.
The logistics union of Guatemala is demanding greater agility and improvements in customs offices in order to prevent the port terminal to continue reducing competitiveness against the Mexican port of Manzanillo.
The lack of agility in customs procedures and the absence of a law to standardize practices in ports are the reasons why Puerto Quetzal is losing competitiveness against its Mexican neighbor Manzanillo.
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