Panama has proclaimed itself the No. 1 logistical hub in America, but there are still some weak links in the chain.
According to businessmen interviewed by Melissa Novoa and Oscar Brown for an analysis in Martesfinanciero.com, one of the weak links in Panama’s logistics chain is that "logistics are still not moving towards comprehensive e-commerce."
In 2012, CADE will analyze the synergy between education and economy, because in order to have sustained economic growth it is necessary to have quality education and an emphasis on labor market requirements.
CADE is a conclave or annual summit meeting of executives and entrepreneurs in general, from across the country which brings together all members of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), with active participation of all Chapters and whose main purpose is to discuss, analyze and seek solutions to national problems.
The region west of Panama City has become a focus for new residential and commercial investment projects.
The area used to attract social-interest housing projects but now it is difficult to find developments costing less than $30,000 and many units' price tags are more than $100,000 with some as much as $200,000.
Melissa Novoa, writing for Martesfinanciero.com, comments that, "real estate developers agree that a series of infrastructure improvements including a four-lane highway, a new route into the capital and no toll fees have been significant factors in their decision to invest in the area".
Overcome weaknesses, build strengths; partnerships between companies to achieve vertical or horizontal integration is a good bet for growth.
Some of the forms of horizontal integration that business partnerships assume are to reduce costs by purchasing a pool of supplies, market exports as a whole and consolidate to lower freight charges. Vertical integration is usually more complex, requiring each of the partners to specialize in specific business sectors to achieve productive linkage. The common denominator is the desire to overcome weaknesses and generate strengths through a partnership perhaps with the company that up until yesterday was your competition.
Compared to the 2007 record of 8 billion tons in transports, global maritime commerce fell substantially in 2008, dragged down by the crisis.
A good indication of this is the decrease in the Baltic Dry Index, which is composed of the prices of the maritime transportation of dry cargo. In November 2008, the index was 891 points while the index had reached 11,973 in May of that year - suffering in that period a fall of 11 times its value.
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