Manzanillo International Terminal-Panama (MIT), on the Atlantic side leads volumes of containerised cargo with 671,473 TEU, an increase of 7.9 per cent. It is followed by Panama Ports' Balboa, on the pacific side, which moved 558,060 TEU, up 22.7 per cent.
Evergreen's Colon Container Terminal (CCT), on the Atlantic, showed also a significant growth of 19.2 per cent, handling 198,170 TEU. CCT has, for the first year in three years of decline, returned to positive figures, reports Seatrade Maritime News, Colchester, UK.
PSA Panama International Terminal, is the third port in terms of throughput with 282,223 TEU but registered a decrease of 3.2 per cent.
The other terminal, Cristobal on the Atlantic side, of Panama Ports which is administrated by Hutchison Ports, also saw a decrease of 6 per cent to 270,381 TEU.