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DATE: November 11, 2012 COUNTRY: Panama PORT: Panama Canal New tonnage record
The Panama Canal set a mark in its history as it reached a new tonnage record of 333.7 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) during fiscal year 2012, which concluded September 30th.
This achievement highlights the value of Panama and its significance as a link in the chain of global trade.
“This milestone attests to the reliable and continuous service offered by the Canal, which is supported by a workforce of 10, 000 men and women. The Panama Canal works tirelessly to provide its customers with first-rate service, including new products and services in response to their evolving shipping and maritime needs, ” said Panama Canal Authority Administrator/CEO Jorge Luis Quijano….
….The top market segments during this fiscal year were full container vessels with 119.8 million Panama Canal tons, followed by dry bulk carriers, 83.4 million Panama Canal tons and tankers at 51.6 million Panama Canal tons.
(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.
Source: Extract from Panama Canal Authority Monthly Canal Operations Summary – October 2012