Integral Logistics in Panama

So far 95% of the logistical movement in Panama is by sea, making it necessary to integrate land and aerial means in order to consolidate the country as a global hub.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Panama Canal is the largest global hub of shipping routes, which naturally positions the country as a logistics hub.

The current challenge is to harness the opportunities Panama has to become a comprehensive global logistics hub, also consolidating air and land logistics, so as to make the country "more than a canal."

"The growth rates in maritime movement in the national economy are the best that have been seen for many years, and that brings us to idea that we must go further and seek to integrate all that encompasses logistics," said the Senior Vice President of the Chamber of Shipping in Panama, Guillermo Marquez.

Among the many global companies that have come to Panama to contribute to this integrated logistics, the Brazilian company Galores stands out in the storage and refrigerated warehouses sector.

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