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03 de Apr de 2020

Nacional

Canal transit decreases

PANAMA. The third trimester of the 2009 fiscal year has shown a decrease in tonnage and ship transit of 6. 4 and 4. 6 percent.

PANAMA. The third trimester of the 2009 fiscal year has shown a decrease in tonnage and ship transit of 6. 4 and 4. 6 percent.

In the months of April, May and June, 3,576 ships went through the canal.

This represents 245 less than the same period in 2008.

The transit of “supers”, larger ships requiring more time to cross, went down 1.5 percent, from 1842 to 1815.

An increase was registered in the transit of ships carrying dry cargo and fuel while vehicle carriers and cold storage ships were reduced in number.

The reserve system usage went down from 95.51 percent to 53.19 percent.

Tonnage dropped 4.6 percent with 3.5 million tons less.

This has an impact on timing, the waiting time for ships to go from one side to the other fell 47.9 percent; it used to take 38.31 hours, but that has now been reduced to 19.96 hours.