Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Supply Chain Management Specialist Expands Logistics Capability

New Warehouse Facility Will Provide Extra Capacity
Shipping News Feature

PANAMA – Supply chain management group Ceva Logistics has announced that it is expanding its Panama City operation to one of the newest logistic parks in Panama this month. Located on one of the largest such facilities in the country, the Parque Sur Industrial Park on Domingo Diaz Ave., Tocumen, the new facility is a multi-customer site which will manage the logistics needs of a number of global brands. The new warehouse has 4,400 square metres of space with capacity for 7,000 pallet positions and 10 metres of free height.

The new facility is strategically located just five minutes from Panama Tocumen International Airport, with quick access to the country’s major highways and triples the number of dock doors available to its Ceva’s freight management operation, including Air and Ocean transportation as well as trucking and domestic cross dock activities. All dock doors have electric ramps which can be adjusted to accommodate a truck’s floor level, saving time on the loading dock and the facility features a heavy-duty racking system for increased load capacity.

Ceva serves Panama City and the surrounding area from this location, providing services including warehousing and distribution whilst the operator also has two other operations in Panama, one at Tocumen airport cargo terminal and the other one located within the Colon Free Trade Zone. All utilise the company’s Ceva Matrix® Warehouse Management System (WMS) to help customers manage their inventory more cost effectively and in real time, using the system’s 24/7 online reporting system.

Edgar Urrutia, Ceva’s Country Manager in Panama, explained that the company has been running close to 100% capacity at its former location and would therefore offer the chance to expand operations whilst Boris Franchomme, Ceva’s Senior Vice President for Mexico and Central America, added:

“The investment in this brand new facility demonstrates Ceva’s commitment to growth in Central America, where our network of offices provides customers with a fully integrated and unified service offering throughout the geography.”