Panamanian ports are consolidated as leaders in the region

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The Port of Balboa and Panama’s Caribbean ports occupied the first two places in the top 20 ports. In 2014 this activity grew by 1.3% with a total volume of about 47 million TEUs.

Panamanian ports established themselves as leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean according to the 2014 annual ranking of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Panamanian ports occupy the first two places in the top 20 ports led by the Port of Balboa with a movement of 3,468,283 TEUs, followed by the Caribbean ports with a movement of 3,286,736 TEUs.

According to the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Jorge Barakat, “these figures are a sign of a growing country with a strong commitment to maritime activities, supported by our strategic position between two seas, the Channel Panama expanding human capital and working efficiently to strengthen the logistics industry. ”

The report also highlights the port of Santos in Brazil, third with 3,040,231 TEUs, Mexico Manzanillo, fourth with 2,368,741 TEUs and Cartagena in Colombia in fifth place with 2,368,741 TEUs.

ECLAC produces an annual ranking showing the detail of the movements of containerized cargo in 120 ports in the region, based on information collected directly from port authorities and operators of marine terminals.

In 2014 this activity grew by 1.3% with a total volume of about 47 million TEU.

http: www.panamaamerica.com.pa/

 

Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado

Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado