Seaport Statistics

Container Movement Statistics

The period 2017-2018 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 6.99 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

Manzanillo is the leading seaport of the port complex with 2.23 million TEUs (31.7%) handled during 2018, followed by Balboa with 2.05 million TEUs (29.3%) and Cristobal with 1.28 million TEUs (18.3%).

The ports showed different growing rates comparing their annual throughput from 2017 to 2018.  MIT had an increase of 18.5% between both years, as well as PSA and CCT that showed an increase of 646% and 16.4%, respectively.  Cristobal had a decrease of 2.2%, as well as Balboa with 29.2% decrease in its TEUs movements. The average increase rate of the port cluster was 1.6%.

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