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In February 2017, The Panama Canal set yet another daily tonnage record with a total of 1,180 vessel transits totaling 1.18 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS). February is the third-consecutive record-breaking month for the Panama Canal.
“These records are evidence of the maritime industry’s growing adoption of the Expanded Canal,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “As the new lane continues to reshape global maritime trade and its true impact becomes more and more apparent, we will continue to offer new growth opportunities to our customers and cargo destinations around the world.” Visit the Panama Canal and learn more of its history and the new features and advantages of the new expansion.
Approximately 850 Neopanamax vessels have transited the new locks in the first eight months since their inauguration in June 2016. and 53% of cargo transiting the waterway in container ships are using the Expanded Canal. In addition, 11 new liner services have been rerouted to take advantage of the economies of scale the Canal offers. As the impact of the Expansion becomes more evident, this number is expected to increase.
liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels, as well as bulk carriers, tankers and vehicle carriers have transited the Expanded Canal since it was operational. In April 2017, the first Neopanamax cruise ship, capable of carrying up to 4,000 passengers, will transit the new locks.