Why Panama


Having thus easy access to the ports:

  • Manzanillo International Terminal
  • Colon Ports Terminal
  • Colon Container Terminal (Evergreen)
  • And soon:
  • Panama Ports Company (Hutchinson Wampoa)
  • Cristóbal Terminal in the Caribbean
  • Port of Balboa in the Pacific

Apart from this benefit, it is important to highlight that our country has managed to position itself, in recent years as the leading country in regional logistics.  Thanks to the privileged geographical location of the isthmus, which has historically been used for commercial exchange, it has allowed way, generate multiple logistics assets that are now considered world class, generating competitive advantages to be a natural logistics center of the world.

The Panama Canal and its expansion have been a key driver for the development of Panama’s maritime port hub, which is an important part of the sector logistic.

The indicators show the solidity of the Panamanian logistics system.  For example, the World Bank evaluated the overall logistics performance of 160 economies, in where Panama occupies the position number 4, second only to Germany, the United States and Canada.


We will tell you why:

The Panamanian logistics sector is one of the main pillars of the country’s economic growth, contributing 19% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  Panama is among the first 5 countries worldwide due to the strong investment in both public and private infrastructure, an economy
open and a safe environment for business. Among the drivers of the logistics sector, Panama has important assets, such as the interoceanic positioning (for us one of the most important factors), a high maritime connectivity and multimodal connectivity, incorporating Tocumen International Airport.

Panama has a geographical position with access to both, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at just days from our location – via The Newly Neo-Post Panamax Canal on continuous growth.

The Panamanian logistics sector has become the most competitive in the region, leading the international indexes of the World Bank and the World Economic Forum and positioning Panama as a leader in logistics.  It is important to point out that the Panama Canal and its expansion have been a key driver for the development of the country’s maritime port hub, which is part important in the logistics sector.


Since its inauguration, on June 26, 2016, more than 1,500 vessels have traveled and recently on August 22, a new record was set, thanks to the

transit of the vessel CMA CGS, Theodoro Roosevelt, which has a capacity of 14,855 TEU.

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A large number of logistics centers are being established in Panama by national developers and international investors, taking advantage of the existing multimodal facilities and the connectivity of the country to the different markets of the region.

The figure of the logistics center has many options throughout the city, located in areas such as Panama Pacifico, Costa del Este, Tocumen and even Colon.  By 2030, it will seek to turn Panama into a world-class Logistics Center, a leader in innovation in distribution and value-added services with global connectivity.

In addition, logistic integration projects will be promoted with the rest of the territory and the national economy, to avoid logistic “dualization”.