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Panama: Promotes Logistics Platform in Belgium

Posted on 2018-08-01

In the framework of an invitation to visit the Port of Zeebrugge, the most important port for the transfer of automobiles (Ro-Ro) and one of the fastest growing in Europe, Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, learned about the wide alternatives which companies based in the Belgian maritime terminal offer access to the European market and shared the competitive advantages that Panama offers through the Canal and its logistics conglomerate that, together with the excellent and sustained investment climate, allows it to serve as a gateway of European companies to the region

This space served to promote the opportunities offered by the expansion of the Canal, the development of the agro-logistic sector promoted by Panama Exporta, the new Tocumen air terminal, the transfer of Liquefied Natural Gas and the LNG plant of Colon, the Mine of Copper in Donoso, the promotion of cruise terminals and the positioning of the country as "Home Port", as well as the construction of a possible train that connects Panama with David. Likewise, the various sectors that make up the Panamanian economy were highlighted, highlighting tourism, commerce and services, as areas of sustainable growth that allow business development in the country

Both the projects and the opportunity sectors were highly valued by the businessmen based in Belgium, who commented on their interest in exploring investments in the country. Among them were Joachim Coens, Port Manager of Zeebrugge, Patrick Kockx, Director of Container Company CMA-CGM, Johan Claes, Director of the Division of Fruits and Food of Sea-Invest, Patrick Lowie, Director for Latin America of Jan de Nul, David Liu, Manager of Cosco Shipping for the Port of Zeebrugge and Marc Adriansens, Director of ICO, one of the largest car transporters in the world

Each of them was invited to visit Panama and work together to develop investments, taking advantage of the unique connectivity offered by Panama. The chancellor took the opportunity to highlight the Panamanian foreign policy vision, highlighting the Falcon Policy, led by President Juan Carlos Varela, which seeks to position Panama in those places where it has historically had little diplomatic and commercial representation and the recent establishment of diplomatic relations with China.


Source: AN Panama

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