Panama Transport

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A geostrategic location and the presence of the Panama Canal make Panama a natural centre for transportation and logistics. In fact, the transportation, logistics and communication sector combined is easily the largest contributor to GDP, a fact recognised by the current administration. In its Strategic Economic Plan 2010-14, the logistics...

How much of Panama City’s $1m-a-day congestion cost will Metro Line 1 recoup?

A continued push to become a major transportation hub in the Americas goes far beyond Panama’s status as a logistics and trans-shipment point for goods traversing the canal. The government is also looking to establish the country as a major aviation hub, again drawing on its advantageous geographical position in the heart of the Americas. On top...

How will the expansion of Tocumen International Airport impact the wider transport sector?

Is there room for further public-private collaboration in the transport and logistics industry?

The Isthmus of Panama has been used to transport goods from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice versa for centuries. In modern times its role in facilitating international trade has been taken to new heights thanks to one of mankind’s greatest engineering feats: the Panama Canal. The canal handles around 3% of global maritime trade, including...

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