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Panama Canal sets new tonnage record.

Panama Canal sets new tonnage record.

Suez Canal and ShipA 340.8 million tons passed through the Canal in 2015 fiscal year that ended September 30. Year-to-year there has been a 3.7% increase in PC/UMS (Panama Canal Tons). Just in 2015, there has been an increase of 23% in diesel, gasoline and propane exports from the U.S. Gulf Coast to South America and Asia. {Photo Source: Depositphotos.com/rook76}

“The Panama Canal continuously works to provide its customers with reliable, first-rate service in response to evolving global shipping and maritime needs, this milestone attests to this commitment, which will only continue to increase after the opening of the expanded Canal.”
Panama Canal Administrator/CEO Jorge L. Quijano.

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