Food Distribution Logistics Center

As the final link in the Cold Chain, Mercapanamá may be used for agro-industrial processes for exports.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Acknowledging that the Food Market in Panama City does not have adequate infrastructure for marketing foods according to the best international standards, industry officials have decided to build a new center.

The food distribution center, called Mercapanamá, will be part of the Cold Chain system, with an investment of $125 million, reports

"This is part of the Cold Chain, this will become the final and most important link in the chain’s logistics system, because the idea is that this is where the bulk of the distribution of all food products driven to Panama City are concentrated and because of opportunities that might arise in the future with this project", said Fernando Duque, executive secretary of the Cold Chain, in an article in

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