Panama Ports: Bulk Material Handling Up 42%

Cargo movement at ports rose only 10%, because other items such as containers and general cargo registered decreases.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Container cargo decreased 10.5% between January and May 2009 when compared to the same period of 2008, the largest drop among all port sectors. General cargo and 20 feet container movement also decreased, 3.3% and 3.7% respectively.

From "The reduction in container cargo movement coincides with Panama Canal usage projections, expecting a decrease of up to 5% in 2009".

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July 2013

The Panamanian port system saw a decrease from 2,325,000 TEUs in the first quarter of 2012 to 2,079,000 TEUs in the same period of 2013.

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The improvement in global economic activity is being reflected in the country’s port activities, which have shown the highest increase in the last five years.

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