Tocumen to Receive Cold Storage Chambers

The $4 million investment will see GCIC construct a cold store facility for handling refrigerated products in Panama's international airport.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The company Gulf Coast International Cargo (GCIC) will also set up a pre-certification center for goods coming from South America headed for the USA via Panama.

Construction of the 4,000 m2 facility is expected to begin toward the end of this year.

Tocumen airport manager, Juan Carlos Pino, told that, "this center will increase the movement of merchandise through the cargo terminal and in turn lead to a rise in demand for other services such as fuel".

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USTDA Awards Grant For Air Cargo Facility At Tocumen In Panama

September 2009

USTDA awarded a grant to Gulf Coast International Cargo Panama, S.A., a private cargo and distribution firm, to increase Panama's trade capacity and strengthen its food security distribution system

The grant reflects USTDA's strategy of focusing on projects in Panama that will create export opportunities for U.S.

Cold Chain for Vaccines

June 2012

A cold chain must ensure that vaccines, from the manufacturing process through to patient immunization, are maintained at the required temperatures.

From the 52nd edition of ACAIRE Journal by the Colombian
Association of Air and Refrigeration:

Vaccines are highly sensitive biological substances, whose condition and effectiveness become compromised over time and they are especially affected by exposure to heat (in some cases, at low temperatures), sunlight and fluorescent lights.

Storage plant progresses at Tocumen airport

January 2009

The plant which is managed by Gulf Coast Produce will be able to store up to 80 million kilos of perishable good per year in an area that is 3 thousand square meters. reports: "Mejia-Aoun, who serves as the liaison between the company and the government of Panama, said that the new plant will start to function before the end of the year.

Distribution of Frozen Goods

June 2012

Guidelines have been released for the proper treatment of frozen products at all stages of the logistics chain.

From the publication "Recommendations for Logistics Frozen Products, Frozen and Ice Cream, AECOC"

Technical as well as sanitary controls for food and food products that typically require freezing temperatures for preservation and alteration must be extended to the operations of the entire supply chain so that from the origin to the final time of consumption the product keeps its inherent qualities.

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