Percentage Drop in Cargo Going Through The Panama Canal
Monday, April 15 2013 @ 11:27 AM EDT
Contributed by: Staff Journalist
In January and February of this year, the country's five terminals reported the movement of 1,028,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit). This is 190,000 TEU or 15% less than the amount moved in the period of 2012.
Port operators claim the European crisis slows down exportation. In addition, there has been decreased shipping services and partnerships to use fewer boats and optimize the use of space on ships. (Prensa)