Seaport Statistics

Container Movement Statistics

The period 2015-2016 registered a reduction in the total number of containers handled by the main seaports in Panama.

The preliminary data obtained from the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) shows an aggregated volume of 6.3 million TEUs (does not include Almirante) for 2016.

Total Yearly Container Movement (TEU)
Source: Georgia Tech Panama Logistic Innovation and Research Center based on information from the Panama Maritime Authority

Balboa is the leading seaport of the port complex with 2.83 million TEUs (45.3%) handled during 2016, followed by MIT with 1.83 million TEUs (29.3%) and Cristobal with 793,941 TEUs (12.7%).

The ports showed different growing rates comparing their annual throughput from 2015 to 2016.  Balboa had a reduction of 8% between both years, while MIT showed a 7.3% decrease in its TEUs movements.  CCT presented a reduction of 19.9%, as well as Cristobal with a decrease of 2.3% in its TEUs movements. PSA decreased 26.9% in its TEUs movements, while the average decrease rate of the port cluster was 9.1%

Yearly Container Movement by Port (TEU)
Source: Georgia Tech Panama Logistic Innovation and Research Center based on information from the Panama Maritime Authority

Monthly Container Movement by Port (TEU)
Source: Georgia Tech Panama Logistic Innovation and Research Center based on information from the Panama Maritime Authority