The master plan will detail the development of a 1200-hectare area along the canal on the side of Pacific. Antea Group will define the strategic framework, assess the area and perform a market analysis. The plan will also establish and elaborate on a framework for com-mercial and industrial activities. This includes examining possibilities for storage and transshipment of raw materials such as LNG and pro-cessing larger freight volumes.
Panama is working hard on expanding its canal. Through this mega project, the Central American country aims to position itself as a logistics hub for the entire continent. Widening and deepening the waterway and constructing new locks should make the channel accessible to the world’s largest container ships. ACP is res-ponsible for the operation, maintenance and modernization of the Canal and works on behalf of the Govern-ment of Panama.
Antea Group has staff in the Netherlands and Colombia working on the master plan. Stig and CroonenBuro5 are key project partners. The project's kick-off meeting took place on August 10 and the project will be com-pleted in March 2016.