THE PANAMANIAN ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVES (APEDE) WILL SUPPORT THE PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NATIONAL LOGISTICS PLAN.

 

Panama, September 4. 

In order to create a National Secretariat of Logistics, to deal with the developing a National Logistics Plan, that promotes Panama as the most important logistics hub of the Americas, the Panama Maritime Authority carried out an induction training on this topic. This training was addressed to members of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (N of T. APEDE of the Spanish acronym).

On behalf of the Panama Maritime Authority, Mr. Carlos Ernesto González de La Lastra explained the goals, faculties and duties of the future National Secretariat of Logistics,  to the participants of this training. Basically, this Secretariat will be responsible for creating a National Logistics Law, which will allow the development of this plan.

APEDE’s chairman, Mrs. Dagmar Alvarez, told the representatives of PMA that they are interested in supporting this initiative. She also made a number of recommendations, among them, the inclusion of topics related to environmental protection in logistics activities in the future.

She also recommended the inclusion of the Colon Free Trade Zone and the Ministry of Education in the Consulting Board  of the organizational chart  that will rule the future National Secretariat of Logistics.

Also Mr. Leroy Shaeffer attended this meeting on behalf of APEDE; on behalf of the PMA attended this meeting, Mrs. Rachel Gicela Kinkead, Mrs. Migdalia Jaen, Mr. Jose Miguel Rovira and on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mr. Hector Lopez and Mrs. Daniela de Zachrisson.