James W. Cain

1 January, 1951

Founded by James W. Cain, the first specialized 3PL company in the Colon Free Zone.

Colon Free Zone

1 January, 1987

Expansion of facilities in the Colon Free Zone, duplicating its footprint to 15,000 mts2.

Luis Carlos Motta CEO

1 January, 1994

Luis Carlos Motta becomes CEO and re structures the company into business units by industry segments.

Logistics Services Panama

1 January, 1995

The subsidiary Logistics Services Panama is founded as a Freight Forwarder and agent of Fedex and Danzas.

Logistics Services Uruguay

8 January, 1995

The subsidiary Logistics Services Uruguay is founded.

J. Cain is certified ISO

1 January, 2000

J. Cain is certified ISO, reconfirming a cultural change towards more structured procedures in each process carried out and standardizing these throughout the entire company.

Logistics Services Colombia

1 January, 2003

The subsidiary Logistics Services Colombia is founded with facilities in Cartagena and Bogota.

DHL Global Forwarding and J. Cain & Co.

1 January, 2003

Begin partnership with J. Cain serving as exclusive DHL agents for warehousing and distribution in the Free Trade Zone.

J. Cain is certified under Business Alliance for Secure Commerce

1 January, 2006

An IATA sponsored certification guaranteeing the proper care and controls of cargo movements.

J. Cain inaugurates operations at MIT Logistics Park

1 January, 2008

The first logistics park created outside the traditional Free Trade Zone areas, while benefiting from the same advantages.


1 January, 2010

J. Cain executive team authorizes the creation of the operational excellence business unit, covering Quality, Business Technology and a new Continuous Improvement department.

Implementation of Red Prairie

2 January, 2010

Commonly considered the best Warehouse Management System for 3PLs.

J. Cain opens operations in Panamá Pacífico

1 January, 2015

Becoming the first logistics provider to successfully offer operations in both the Atlantic and Pacific sectors in Panama.

Operador Económico Autorizado Panamá

1 January, 2016

J. Cain becomes the first certified company in the Free Trade Zone, reassuring the controls and transparency required to expedite shipments through customs.