Green logistics is part of Puerto Barú, as stated by its Project Manager, Nicolás Posada. With multiple environmental advantages and rigorous monitoring, Puerto Barú is 100% committed to sustainable development in the Gulf of Chiriquí according to those who are in charge of this project.
“This is a project with green logistics, not only because of the port, but because of all the benefits it will bring to the western region of Panama as well as nationally,” says Posada.
And it is that due to the origin of their funds, they force them to follow a rigorous audit plan.
“Usually they ask us how we are going to guarantee that the project is done in a sustainable way; every three months we have to provide a complete report on how we are complying with the environmental commitments that we acquired in this stage of approval of the impact study. For example, the project cannot touch even one square meter of mangroves, neither on their lands nor in the surroundings.
The project will generate a cleaner and more efficient cargo movement.
“Since long trips will not be made from Chiriquí to Panama, there will be an annual reduction of 64 thousand tons of carbon in the country,” he says. There will also be social benefits, according to the project manager: “the decrease in the cost of living, food and fuel; fewer accidents on the road at the national level and less traffic to move within the country”.
Nicolás Posada, Project Manager of Puerto Barú
Eng. Nicolás Posada performs the operational management of the project, coordinating all the possible steps of technical development, government approvals, relations with entities, financing and administration of the consulting staff.
Graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States of America as a Civil Engineer, Eng. Nicolás has extensive experience performing the role of works administrator in different projects in Panama, such as real estate projects, school expansions, banks, insurance companies, churches, and now port developments.