PanJam Logistics & Trading Co Ltd. (PLATCOL) is the bridge for trading between Jamaica and Panama. PLATCOL is involved in Exports for both countries. We do general Distribution and Brand Representation.
Brief History about the relationship between Jamaica and Panama.
The ties between Jamaica and Panama goes back to the 1900s when the Panama Canal was being built. At that time many Jamaicans went to Panama seeking employment opportunities. Many Jamaicans stayed in Panama and started families there. Jamaica and Panama is therefore family.
Why there should be more trading between Jamaica and Panama
Currently the cost of living in Panama is relatively low and should prove to be a good source of Goods for Jamaica. The population of Panama is 40% greater than Jamaica and would provide a substantial market for Jamaican Products. The economy of Panama is also very strong as it has maintained Economic Growth in excess of 10% Per Annum for the last 10 years. Panama currently earns in excess of US $1 Billion per annum from the existing Canal activities. The Panama Canal is currently being expanded, which will significantly increase the Panama Canal earnings in the very near future.
Imagine the economic growth of Panama after the expansion. It therefore is only logical that companies who position themselves from now stand to benefit from this very significant growth in the very near future.
How does PLATCOL applies to these situations
PLATCOL will be a major player in this process. As we have stated above PLATCOL is the bridge for trading between Jamaica and Panama.
PLATCOL Executive Team
The chairman of PLATCOL is Dr. Omar Francis who has a very successful medical practice in Jamaica. Dr. Francis was born in Panama and educated at Kingston College in Jamaica, he went on to complete his studies at The University of the West Indies Jamaica. Dr. Francis is the son of Panamanian businessman Oswaldo Francis who is the owner of Pogas Displays which is the most known and recognized store fixtures establishment in Jamaica.
- Mrs. Marsha Edwards
- Mr. Kingsley Francis
- Ms. Sandra Sherly
- Ms. Karen Harriot