THE PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY SEEKS THE COOPERATION OF THE PANAMA MARITIME CHAMBER IN ORDER TO CREATE A NATIONAL LOGISTICS PLAN

Panama, September 3.

A meeting was held between the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA), Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty and the President of the Panama Maritime Chamber (PMC), Mr. Juan Carlos Croston in order to implement, in Panama, a National Logistics Plan that promotes the country as the most important logistics hub in the region.

To the members of the Panama Maritime Chamber, Mr. Barakat explained the importance for the country of developing this project; he also pointed the strong growth that the maritime sector will experience when the project is implemented. Nowadays, in financial terms, the maritime sector contributes with the 25% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

A Working Committee has been established within the Panama Maritime Authority – he further added that – in order to monitor this topic. Among other things, this plan includes the development of several projects, such as the creation of a National Logistics Bureau and a National Logistics Legislation.

Mr. Barakat urged the members of the PMC to join this initiative, because "we need everyone’s cooperation, so that we, all together, can enjoy a new and better Panama, such as we all yearn for.”

On behalf of the Panama Maritime Chamber were present at this meeting, Mr. Vikash Deepak, Mr. Daniel Isaza, Mr. Orlando Ayard, Mr. José Digerónimo, and Mrs. Ana Maria Sanfilippo; on behalf of the PMA, Mrs. Gicela Rachel Kinkead, Mrs. Migdalia Jaén, Mr. Jose Miguel Rovira, Mr. Carlos Ernesto González De La Lastra and Mrs. Guimara Tuñon Guerra.