Cargo Movement Grows to 10%

After the cargo movement in Panama grew 2% in 2018 compared to 2017, in the first eight months of 2019 the volume transported totaled 60.1 million metric tons, 10% more than in the same period last year.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The latest report of the General Comptroller of the Republic details that only last August reported a 22% year-on-year increase in cargo movement, rising from 6.7 million metric tons in the eighth month of 2018 to 8.2 million metric tons in the same period of 2019.

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In relation to cumulative cargo movement, between January and August 2018 and the same period in 2019 increased from 54.7 million to 60.1 million, a 9.8% increase.

For the periods concerned, the movement of containers also registered a slight increase, in this case was 2%, going from 4.53 million TEUs to 4.64 million TEUs.

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Cargo Movement Still Rising

January 2020

Between January and November 2019, the national port system continued to record positive numbers, as 85 thousand metric tons of cargo were mobilized, a figure 11% higher than that reported for the same period in 2018.

The General Comptroller of the Republic reported that only last November there was a 10% year-on-year increase in cargo movement, rising from 7.5 million metric tons in the eleventh month of 2018 to 8.2 million metric tons in the same period in 2019.

Cargo Movement Keeps Rising

July 2019

After in 2018, the cargo movement in Panama increased 2% over 2017, in the first five months of 2019 the volume transported totaled 35.4 million metric tons, 3% more than in the same period last year.

The latest report of the General Comptroller of the Republic details that only last May reported a 12% year-on-year increase in cargo movement, rising from 7 million metric tons in the fifth month of 2018 to 7.9 million metric tons in the same period of 2019.

Maritime Cargo Movement Keeps Falling

November 2018

During the first nine months of the year, cargo movement in Panama totaled 61.8 million metric tons, 5% less than the figure reported for the same period in 2017.

The latest data from the General Comptroller detail that only last September was reported a year-on-year fall of 8% in cargo movement, declining from 7.6 million metric tons in the ninth month of 2017 to 7 million metric tons in the same period of 2018. 


Maritime Freight Movement Falls 5%

October 2018

Freight movement in Panama totaled 54.8 million metric tons in the first eight months of the year, 5% less than that reported in the same period in 2017.

The most recent figures of the General Comptroller detail that only last August reported a year-on-year fall of 13% in the freight movement, falling from 7.8 million metric tons in the eighth month of 2017 to 6.8 million metric tons in the same period of 2018.

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