J. Cain & Co - Timeline

Here's a list of important events in J. Cain & Co. history, and how our company has grown over time

J. Cain & Co. is founded


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

Facilities expansion


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

Luis Carlos Motta becomes CEO


Luis Carlos Motta

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

Logistics Services Panamá is founded


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

Logistics Services Uruguay is founded


The subsidiary Logistics Services Uruguay is founded.

J.Cain is certified ISO 9001



J. Cain is certified ISO 9001, reconfirming a cultural change towards more structured procedures per each process carried out and standardizing these throughout the entire company

Servicios Logísticos Colombia is founded


The subsidiary Servicios Logísticos Colombia is founded, with facilities in Cartagena and Bogota.

DHL Global Forwarding and J. Cain & Co.


DHL and J. Cain become strategic partners. J. Cain becomes as exclusive agent for DHL Panama for warehousing and distribution in Free Trade Zones.

BASC Certification


J.Cain is certified Business Alliance for Secure Commerce. An IATA sponsored certification guaranteeing the proper care and controls of cargo movements

J. Cain started operations at MIT Logistics Park


J. Cain started operations at MIT Logistics Park. The first logistics area created outside the traditional Free Trade Zone, under the same benefits

Operational Excellence



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

Implementation of Red Prairie & Creation of OPEX Unit


J. Cain launched its Operational Excellence Business Unit, covering QA, Business Tech and a new Continuous Improve-ment Department. Implementation of Red Praire, considered the best Warehouse Management System for 3PLs

J. Cain started operations in Panama Pacifico


J. Cain started operations in Panamá Pacífico Special Economic Area becoming the first logistics provider to successfully offer operations in both the Atlantic and Pacific sectors in Panama

Authorized Economic Operator


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

Great Place To Work


J. Cain was qualified within the Top ranking in Great Place to work (GPTW) obtaining the 2020 Certification as one of the “Best places to work” in Central America and the Caribbean

J. Cain merges with Colon Import & Export


J. Cain & Co. se fusiona con Colón Import & Export y se consolida como líder en servicios logísticos para empresas multinacionales en Panamá con una infraestructura de 145,000 m2 de bodega