The Company


The story of J. Cain is tied to the Colon Free Zone; today it has become the second largest free zone in the world and the first logistics platform in Latin America.

In 1951, J. Cain & Co. pioneered Logistics Management Services for Multinational corporations established in the Free Zone of Colon, Republic of Panama. Its founder James Ward Cain, an extraordinary man with broad business skills and a deep human spirit, was one of the select visionary entrepreneurs who promoted the Free Zone since its inception.

Mr. Cain reflected his business vision in three main pillars, the importance that Panama would acquire in global logistics development, the appreciation for the human being, and the need to always give the best. Not only on a professional level but also a personal level.

We are a distribution center for Latin America and the Caribbean, located in the Colon Free Zone and the Panama Pacifico Special Economic Area. We are on a mission to provide excellence in logistics services and exceed our customers' expectations while contributing to the well-being of our people and community. 

We have evolved to become today the best ally of multinational companies that use Panama as their business platform.  At the end of the effort, tenacity and the unity of a human team that prioritizes complete customer satisfaction. The J Cain standard is and always will be excellence.

7 decades later, we remain more committed than ever to that vision, increasing the quality of logistics services in Panama and the region every day.

Currently, J. Cain & Co. has more than 1,500 employees and manages more than 1.5 million square feet of distribution centers in the Colon Free Zone and the Panama Pacifico Special Economic Area.


James Cain, Founder


We provide integral solutions for all your supply chain needs in Latin America, controlling the supply chain of your products, from the place of origin to the consumer’s hands, under the highest quality and operational standards of the industry.


    Excellence in logistic services to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers, contributing to the welfare of our human resources and community.




With the information we manage and the processes we execute


Maintaining high standards in our processes. Do it right the first time always!


Coordination and communication to ensure we meet our targets


On the way we work, we talk and everything we do


To our customers and their needs.


J. Cain´s organizational structure has been designed to provide a high level of personalized service to our customers, managing your business as you would. Each account has a team of supply chain and operations professionals providing solutions, optimizing operations, and making sure your product is delivered efficiently.