Seaport Statistics

Container Movement Statistics

The period 2016-2017 registered an increase 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 6.9 million TEUs (does not include Almirante) for 2017.

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 2.91 million TEUs (42.1%) handled during 2017, followed by MIT with 1.88 million TEUs (27.2%) and Cristobal with 1.31 million TEUs (19%).

The ports showed different growing rates comparing their annual throughput from 2016 to 2017.  Balboa had an increase of 2.6% between both years, as well as MIT showed a 2.6% increase in its TEUs movements.  CCT presented an increase of 10.9%, while Cristobal had an increase of 65.2% in its TEUs movements. PSA decreased 48.4% in its TEUs movements, while the average increase rate of the port cluster was 10.1%.

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