Panama: Port Movement Up 13%

Between January and September, Panamanian ports moved 5 million containers, 13% more than in the same period in 2016.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Compared with the same period in 2016, the increase of 12.6% is equivalent to 577,679 additional TEUs.

According to figures from the Panama Maritime Authority, the largest movement was recorded in June, with 610,975 TEUs.  In the remaining months, the movement was higher than 500 thousand TEUs. reports that "...By port terminal, the highest growth was registered by the port of Cristóbal, with the movement of 977,926 TEU or an increase of 89%. It was followed by Colón Container Terminal, a subsidiary of Evergreen, which in 8 months moved 519,884 TEU, or an increase of 10.8%."

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