Panama Transport Articles & Analysis

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With access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans within a few kilometres of each other, Panama is one of the best-located countries for maritime activities globally. Added to its location, the Panama Canal and its expansion make it a key player in world commerce. The current container-handling capacity for the Pacific side of Panama is estimated at 5m twenty-foot...

Despite slower GDP growth of 6.2% in 2014, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Panama remains one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies, a trend set to continue in coming years with the IMF forecasting average annual growth of around 6.5% over the next five years.

Un esfuerzo nacional para impulsar el transporte y la capacidad logística de Panamá mantendrá el gasto en infraestructura por encima de la media regional, a pesar de que los desafíos de la economía nacional podrían frenar el ritmo del desarrollo de nuevos proyectos. 

Home to around one-quarter of the country’s population of 3.8m, Panama City, the capital, has been facing aggravating traffic congestion for some time. Strong economic growth has resulted in increased automobile purchases, domestic migrations from rural areas and a steady flow of international tourists and businessmen – all of which add pressure...

Ever since the country wrested control of the Panama Canal in 1999, economic development has taken on several new dimensions including the rapid growth of the logistics sector. The country’s location at the epicentre of trade in the region, growing presence as a hub for logistics and trade, relatively small size and influential financial sector...

What return do you expect from government investment in regional airport capacity?