Logistics: New Infrastructure in Panama Canal

A 7.7-kilometer logistic corridor that will serve for the mobilization of cargo in the Pacific sector was inaugurated, which will serve ports, industrial parks, factories and distribution centers.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Trucks using the Canal Logistic Corridor must be affiliated with the Cargo Pass system, similar to the one operating in the North and South Corridors and the Colón-Panama Highway. The toll has been set at $6.50 per transit, and does not allow entry with a negative balance or in violation of established rules, informed the Panama Canal.

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From the Panama Canal statement:

March 15, 2019. Today, the Panama Canal inaugurated the Pacific Logistic Corridor (CLC), a road that will serve ports, industrial parks, factories and distribution centers in an agile and safe manner.

The ceremony was presided over by the Minister for Canal Affairs and Chairman of the Canal Board of Directors, Roberto Roy, and the Waterway Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano.

Read full statement (In Spanish).

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