Wasted opportunities and the logistic industry

La ampliación del Canal ha abierto muchas oportunidades.

By: Carlos Ernesto Gonzalez de la Lastra

For many years there have been discussions in Panama about how to consolidate the country as a quality, first class logistics platform at the service of the world.

The World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank and the Latin American Bank (CAF) have cooperated actively with the government of Panama to restructure the institutional legal framework, develop infrastructure and a long term logistic plan that is necessary in order […]

Panama Logistics System

Sistema Logístico de Panamá

Ing. Rodolfo Sabonge Consultor independiente

Oscar Johansen Bertoglio’s Theory of General Systems says, “… there are phenomena that can only be explained by taking into account EVERYTHING that is part of them and of which they are part of their interaction.” “… That is, a system as a whole behaves inseparably and coherently. Its different parts are interrelated in such a way that when one is changed it alters the others and the system as […]

Government supports students in the maritime sector

President Juan Carlos Varela recently visited students who received scholarships from the Institute for Training and Development of Human Resources (IFARHU) who are leaving for Portugal to study for undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on the maritime and logistics sector.

The logistics and maritime sector is one of the pillars of the Panamanian economy, contributing about 25% of GDP.

That is why the Government has drawn a priority route 2015-2019, which identifies those projects and […]

Dominican logistics “hub” suggested

Dialogando sobre “Supermercado del Caribe”.

The Dominican Association of Cargo Centers and Logistics Operators (Asologi) suggested that the Dominican State visualize the country as a “hub” or logistics center, as in Panama, because with these conditions trade would increase, the government raise more money and more jobs would be created in the economy.

Panama has four million inhabitants and the Dominican Republic 10 million and if the trade done with Haiti is added to the sum, which has 10 million […]

ACP Board authorizes go-ahead for Port of Corozal

The Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) approved the statement of requirements and authorized management to continue with the approval process prior to calling the tender for the concession of the port of Corozal with the shortlisted companies.

The ACP announced that the statement of requirements will be published in ten days.

The ACP announced in March this year that four out of seven of the largest port operators in the world […]

Colon Free Port needs support

Colon Free Port is viewed very positively by the President of the Colon Free Zone Users’ Association, Usha Mayani who adds that the government should establish the conditions for success and walk hand in hand with the private sector to provide security and infrastructure for users, visitors and residents of the province.

“It is important that the mistakes are not repeated that were made with the Colon Free Zone, that today struggles to address them, […]

Suez Canal expansion fails to meet expectations

Canal de Suez.

A year after the inauguration of the new section of the Suez Canal, the economic miracle promised by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, has not been met.

Data on traffic through this waterway questions the profitability of the Pharaonic project.

The authorities said a year ago that the revenue generated by the canal would increase from $5,300 million in 2014 to more than $13,000 million in 2023, but expectations have not been met for the […]