A vast area was uncovered, suitable for logistical development on the west side of the Cocoli Locks.
The expansion of the Panama Canal came with significant prizes.
When ordering the surrounding land of the mega-project, after placing the dredged material and clean up some areas that were previously used by the US Army as shooting ranges, there are up to 1,200 hectares that can be used for logistics development.
'Today there are 1,200 hectares recovered on the western shores of the Pacific entrance to the canal that can be used fully to strengthen the conglomerate of transport and logistics by building warehouses - offering value-added services, " said the manager of the Panama Canal Jorge Luis Quijano.
The uses of these lands can be varied, according to the Minister for Canal Affairs, Roberto Roy, between warehouses, storage of refrigerated goods, including a car port. However, he says, the development will be provided by the private sector and will take place after the expansion of the Panama Canal.
"The land of the Panama Canal cannot be sold, so they will be leased to companies that will develop those areas. This process must be approved by the board of the ACP, "
ACP projections indicate that 50 hectares could be used for parking port for ships carrying cars, and 900 hectares for logistics park in western Panama.
The proposals would be framed in a project for the ACP to diversify its business from industries around the Canal.
The plan includes a terminal supply for natural gas at the inlet of the Atlantic, an operations center, another ship repair, a water rail and the port of Corozal.
Meanwhile, the president of the Panama Chamber of Shipping, Vikash Deepak said he supports the projects that are being carried by the ACP and that the development of 1,200 hectares is crucial for the industry.
According to Deepak, as a nation we mustcarry out a strategy with a clear north. "We do not want to be a toll on a highway, when other ports are preparing to receive the cargo passing through the Panama Canal" he said.
The logistics conglomerate contributes 33.5% to the national economy and generates 50 thousand direct jobs and 65 thousand indirect jobs, representing 6.7% of national employment.