With the outlook for exports in Panama diminishing each year, Puerto Armuelles sought alternatives for the development of trade activity through private investment, with the goal of developing a logistics corridor in the region.

With this objective, Nathan was tasked to structure a business model for the promotion of private investment in the development of a dry intermodal canal between Puerto Armuelles and the Atlantic Ocean.

Nathan conducted the following activities:

  • Market Study of existing conditions and preliminary analysis of conditions that generate cargo in the zone of influence of the port, identifying the maximum potential volume.
  • Analysis of trade flows and types of cargo, focusing on short distance within Central America.
  • Identification of the commercial structure of the port and compare these with the demand of the sector.
  • Interviews to determine the perception of possible users of the dry canal system and the investment viability to generate business opportunities.
  • A study to determine which port on the Atlantic Ocean would be viable and efficient for interaction with the dry canal.
  • A business model identifying type of service and cargo, considering its destination and intermodal transport connection, and present options to the client.

Details

Office

Arlington

Client

Autoridad Maritima de Panama

Dates

2015 - 2016

Country

Panama

Relevant Services

Master Planning & Market, Financial, & Economic Feasibility Studies, Transaction Advisory Services & Project Finance Structuring

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