Entrepreneurs: "Panama Not Taking Advantage of Maritime Connectivity"

A private sector union believes that Panama is not taking full advantage of the logistical capacity it has to promote the export of local goods and services.

Friday, February 6, 2015

From a statement issued by the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE):

The Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), through the Economic Advisory Council, coordinated by René Luciani, presented the first Apediana Economic Letter (CEA by its initials in Spanish) , whose theme was based on logistics development in Panama and was written by engineer Rommel Troetsch G., who has 30 years of experience in the maritime and port field and is president of the Maritime Chamber of Panama.

The president of the APEDE, Dagmar Alvarez said the union has contributed in various initiatives seeking which aims to achieve an organized, competitive management of the Logistics Sector.

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