On the Pacific coast of Panama connectivity gaps have been identified as existing between port terminals, logistics and production centers.
This situation exists in both the Port of Balboa, operated by Panama Ports Company as well as in the Rodman port which is operated by the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA).
Balboa does not have a logistics area allowing value to be added to cargo moving in the terminal and the access road to the PSA Rodman port needs improvements to land and move cargo smoothly.
A few miles from Balboa, on the opposite side of the Panama Canal, near Rodman, is the Panama Pacific Special Economic Area, where many companies are offering services, production and assembly, but it has the disadvantage of having only the PSA terminal in close proximity.
“What is needed is to complement the Pacific port activity with logistics activity which will start to maximize the contribution both to the country’s economy and the welfare of the population,” says former president and economist, Nicolas Ardito Barletta.
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