Panama Canal forecasts drop in tonnage in 2009
The Panama Canal Authority has forecast a 5 % drop in cargo tonnage going through the waterway as cargo transit has been badly hit by the crisis.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The authority, known as the ACP, said on Monday it was expecting a 5 per cent fall in transit volume this year to 294.1 million tonnes, nearly 19.9 million tonnes less than that of the previous year.
The Panama Canal set a new record of tonnage, reaching 333.7 million Canal tons (PC / UMS) at the end of fiscal year 2012.
In the first half of the year maritime cargo movement grew by 7% compared to the same period in 2010.
The 322 million tons that passed through the Panama Canal during the 2011 fiscal year, exceed the load recorded in 2010 by 7.1%, and is 2.9% above the previous record achieved in 2007.
In the first quarter of 2009, the tonnage of freight transported through the canal declined by 3.3% and ship transit fell by 1.4%.
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