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MENAFN - 11/10/2012

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(MENAFN) Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Quijano, stated that during the 2012 fiscal year, ended September 30, the canal posted a 3.6 percent rise in shipped tonnage from a year ago to 333.7 million tons, reported Xinhua News.

Quijano said that container ships represented 119.8 million tons of the total amount, followed by dry bulk carriers that accounted for 83.3 million tons and tankers for 51.6 million tons.

During the period, the average duration of a vessel's passage was 25.66 hours.

It is worth noting that shipped tonnage was at 312.9 million tons in 2007, 309.6 million tons in 2008, 299.1 million tons in 2009 and 300.8 million tons in 2010.

 






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