Nuovo record a panama. dal canale nel corso dell'anno fiscale 2015 sono passate merci come mai prima d'ora
Al momento PANAMA dovrebbe inaugurare il secondo canale ad Aprile e MERCATO LIBERO sara' ovviamente presente

The Panama Canal’s new, larger locks should open by April as scheduled despite leakage problems, the waterway’s administrator said, but he wants to see steel reinforcements installed before giving a final completion date.
The expanded canal, which is getting its first major makeover in 100 years, will be able to handle ships three times as big as today. The project has set off a flurry of port-expansion works in Panama, elsewhere in the Caribbean and on the U.S. East Coast to accommodate the larger vessels.
A ship on the Panama Canal pictured in August. New locks on the canal will accommodate ships carrying up to 12,000 containers compared with 4,500-box vessels now.
The Panama Canal Authority has closed fiscal year 2015 with a record tonnage of 340.8m PC/UMS tonnes (Panama Canal Universal System Tonnage), which an increase of 4.3% compared to 326.4m tonnes in fiscal year 2014.
Full year 2015 Panama Canal began 1 October 2014 and ended on 30 September 2015.
This figure represents an increase of 7.1m tonnes compared to the previous record of 333.7m PC/UMS tonnes set in fiscal year 2012.
Panama Canal records historical tonnage"This historic tonnage reflects once again our commitment to ensure an efficient, safe and competitive operation for our customers," said Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano.
The increase was driven by the segment of liquid bulk, which reported an increase 11.9m PC/UMS tonnes, a growth of 23% over the previous year as a result of booming exports of diesel, gasoline and propane from the Gulf of Mexico, USA, bound for South America and Asia.
The container ship segment also recorded positive results, seeing a 3.7% increase in PC/UMS tonnage year-on-year. Seven new liner services were introduced in January of this year which also contributed to the increase in cargo passing through the canal: five in the US East Coast-Asia route, one US West Coast-Europe route, and another one on the North-South route.
The introduction of new services in the Asia to the US East Coast route is the result of the diversion of cargo from the US West Coast problems during negotiations on the renewal of contracts between labour unions and management of the ports.


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