Latin American Internal Trade Grows

In seeking to mitigate the effects of the crisis, the trade of goods is redirected, which means opportunities for logistics operators.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Many Latin American companies are reacting to the global economic crisis by looking for markets that are geographically closer than the normal markets in Asia and Europe where demand has fallen drastically.

This requires changes in logistics, which specialized operators are willing to undertake in order to capture the increasing demand for regional freight services and transport.

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Panama: More Logistics Services from Colon

April 2016

DHL has announced an investment of $4 million to operate directly from the Colon Free Zone, with special focus on the pharmaceutical, textile and home appliances sectors.

The Logistics company DHL has reactivated its operations directly in the Colon Free Zone with an investment of more than $4 million, confirmed Gilberto Castro, operations manager of DHL Express Panama to

Intra-Regional Trade Challenges

September 2010

Improvements to infrastructure, consolidation of regional integration and increasing its competiveness are a few of the challenges faced by Central America.

The world economic crisis was felt by the region with a 29% drop in exports and 13% less imports, according to data from Central American central banks.

Courier Companies in Panama Redefine Strategies

March 2009

Companies operating in Panama are designing new services and changes in their organizational structures.

Orlando Carpintero wrote in "U.S. courier companies FedEx and UPS and the German Company DHL will be restructuring at the global level, including massive personnel layoffs to reduce costs.

It's a good time to start a business

February 2009

Here's what happens in bad times — disruption. Disruption means things change. When things change, there are opportunities. And entrepreneurs seize opportunities — that's what makes them entrepreneurs.

When times are bad for the economy, it can be a great time to start a business. In fact, 16 of the 30 companies that make up the Dow industrial average were started during a recession or depression.