Panama Canal Reports Record Tonnage

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Jorge Quijano

The Panama Canal registered a tonnage record of 87.7 million PC/UMS tons (Panama Canal Universal Measurement System) during the first quarter of the fiscal year (FY), a 4.8% increase from what was forecasted.

“These results reaffirm Panama Canal’s impact on international trade and its role of continuing to offer a reliable and competitive service to its customers,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said. 

The Panama Canal fiscal year goes from October 1 to September 30. The previous record was during the first quarter of FY 2012 which registered 86.2 million PC/UMS tons.

The tonnage increase is mostly due to a good crop in the United States, which has led to strong grain cargo flows through the Panama Canal from U.S. Gulf to Asia.

A total of 3,450 transits were registered during this period.

pancanal.com
 

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