Panamanian ports grew by 4% in the first four months of the year



The five ports port system of Panama have had in the first four months of this year growth of 4%, which according to the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), places them as leaders throughout Latin America.

The Port of Balboa, the leader in 2014 with a movement of 3.4 million sea container traffic (TAU) or 20 containers of 20 feet long, this year has grown by 4% over the same period last year,

Something similar has happened in Panama’s Atlantic ports, which last year moved 3.286 million TEUs and placed in second place in the ranking of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

A report of this body considers the activity of the Latin American ports last year grew by 1.3% with a volume of 47 million TEUs. In the case of port deManzanillo International Terminal the first four months were recorded 665 287 TEU in the Colon Container Terminal, 225 254, and the Port of Cristobal, 261 180.

Jorge Barakat, given AMP, said after watching ECLAC figures that “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 Panama Canal expansion and human capital that works efficiently in strengthening the logistics industry. “


Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado