General Characteristics of the Industry
These are four of the main associations in Panama:
|Main Associations in Panama||Contact|
CANATRACA – Asociación Nacional de Transportistas de Carga
ATRACAPA – Asociación de Transporte de Carga de Panamá
Coordinadora de Transporte de Carga de Colón
|SICACHI – Sindicato de Transporte de Carga de Chiriquí||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Among the Central American countries can be considered two huge associations:
ATI – Asociación de Transporte Internacionales
FECATRANS – Federación Centroamericana de Transporte
The following table shows the Transit and Ground Transportation vehicle classification took it from Transit and Land Transportation Authority.
|Motor vehicle designed to carry cargo, whose cab is integrated with the cargo's vessel.|
|Motor vehicle designed to tow semi-trailers, trailers, devices or implements.|
Device used to transport cargo. It is mobilized by a vehicle on which it rests part of its weight and load.
Device without own propulsion used to carry people or cargo that can be moved by a vehicle using a bar or plug without transmitting its weight.
The Ministry of Public Works during the last 3 years has directed its work strategy in the following elements:
- Investment projects
- Construction and maintenance of vehicular and pedestrian bridges
- "Working for your neighborhood" program for the maintenance and repair of roads
- Channeling and dredging in rivers and creeks
Summary of Projects in Execution by Provincias
|Provincias y Comarcas||Number of Projects||Total Kilometers|
|Bocas del Toro (dos proyectos de dragado de 5,2 km en total)||3||19.50|
|Comarca Kuna Yala||0||0|
|Total of national projects||79||2,018.24|
Total investment: US $1,893 million.
Some of the projects that will help the trucking industry are as follows:
|Design and construction for the road rehabilitation and widening at Paso Canoas- Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí||36 km of road improvement and 6 bridges.|
Extension of roads - Playas Corridor, Panamá West
Section 1: 32.6 km of road improvement
|Design and construction for the rehabilitation of the highway Arraijan-Chorrera, Panama||22.30 km of road improvement.|
Source: Ministry of Public Works. 2017