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15 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:18 GMT+2



August 1, 2022

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In the first half of this year the Panama Canal is been crossed by a record number of ships

In the second quarter alone, ship traffic was increased by +8.4%

In the first half of this year the Panama Canal is was crossed by the record number of 7,263 ships, with a increase of +8.2% on the first six months of 2021 and with an increase of 88 naval units compared to the previous historical peak established in the first half of 2018. The new record, however, it is not such by counting maritime traffic in terms of net tonnes PC/UMS (Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System) of ships that in the first six months of 2022 are amounted to 254.9 million tonnes PC/UMS, with a growth of +0.6% on the first half of 2021 and a difference of -10.2 million tons compared to the record set in the second semester of last year.

In the first half of this year the goods on board the ships transited in the Central American channel amounted to 143.4 million of tons, with a decrease of -1.5% on the first half of the 2021 when the historical record of loads was recorded embarked on ships in transit.

In the first six months of 2022 the rights for the transit of ships in the channel they yielded 1.49 billion dollars (+2.5%).

In the second quarter of this year alone the waterway Panamanian was crossed by a total of 3,582 ships for 126.5 million tons PC/UMS, with increases respectively by +8.4% and +1.0% on the period April-June 2021. Ships transited transported 73.6 million tons of cargo (-1,5%). In the second quarter of 2022 the value of the rights of transit has been pairs to 744,7 million dollars (+2.4%).




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