Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Logo Central America Link

Panama shipyard

Monday, August 8, 2011

Last month, the Colón Free Zone (ZLC in Spanish initials), which expects to have sales this year of $24 billion, up 10% from 2010, called for the development of a shipyard in Colón province.

So far, neither the ZLC nor the Panamanian government has discussed possible incentives for a shipyard project. On the other hand, the concept makes sense, as a logical evolution of Panama´s logistics package.

Currently, ships passing through Panama in need of repairs or maintenance must go to Cartagena, Colombia, nearly 24 hours away. A Panamanian shipyard would reduce travel time, while creating thousands of new jobs in the Colón area, which has high unemployment outside the free zone.


  • Construction companies (initial phase)
  • Maritime engineers
  • Technicians
  • Suppliers