Cargo Movement Grows to 12%

Between January and September 2019, in the national port system of Panama were mobilized 69 thousand metric tons of cargo, a figure 12% higher than that reported in the same period of 2018.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

According to figures from the General Comptroller of the Republic only last September reported a 29% year-on-year increase in cargo movement, rising from 7 million metric tons in the ninth month of 2018 to 9.1 million metric tons in the same period of 2019.

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Compared to the accumulated cargo movement, between January and September 2018 and the same period in 2019, it increased from 61.8 million to 69.2 million, equivalent to a 12.1% increase.

For the periods in question the movement of containers also registered a slight increase, in this case was 5%, going from 5.17 million TEUs to 5.39 million TEUs.

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