Focus Publishing Group (The Bulletin, Hub Logistica and FOB Colon Free Zone) participated in Cargo Expo Peru 2012.
The fair was held from April 17 to 20 and is an event specialized in freight forwarding, logistics and foreign trade.
At this year’s edition China was the guest, while next year it is expected to be the US.
Peru Cargo Week was held at a time that the Peruvian government has set itself the challenge of doubling and tripling export shipments of value-added products, but the question is whether the country is prepared to meet the challenge.
Joseph Knight, a professor of the Master of Supply Chain Management, at the Business Administration School (ESAN), told the news media that Peru’s foreign trade may stall if a national plan to ensure logistics entry and exit of goods in an efficient manner is not made as soon as possible. It is considered that the absence of a logistical plan helps increase logistics costs in the country representing more than 33% of national GDP, making Peru less competitive. One example is Chile, where the costs do not exceed 14% of GDP.
Parallel to the 2012 Peru Cargo Week, there were various activities such as the II International Congress on Freight Transport, Logistics and Foreign Trade, Business Wheels “Cargo Meeting,’’ Peru Cargo Expo Fair and the First Congress of Councils of Quality Ports.
Focus Publishing Group participated with the Colon Free Zone to show visitors the advantages and benefits established in the Panamanian zone.
The goal was doing wholesale export business with lower operating costs. Distributed to the public were Focus Group publications, the weekly newspaper “The Bulletin”, the Yearbook “Hub Logistica’’ and the catalog of products and logistic services ‘’FOB Colon Free Zone.’’ Both entities were represented by Ms. Mireya Montemayor, Director of International Marketing and Israel Arguedas, Managing Editor of Hub Logistica and FOB.
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