The Panama Canal obtained an increase of 9.5% compared to the previous year, at the end of the fiscal year with a total of 442.1 million tons of CP / SUAB (volume measurement of the Universal Ship Arming System of the Panama Canal) thus achieving a historical tonnage record.

In addition to this, it was able to exceed the projected expectation of 429.4 million tons of CP / SUAB for AF 2018 with 2.9% more.

“The Panama Canal continues to exceed our expectations, which reinforces, more and more the importance of the expansion of the interoceanic
highway and its impact on global maritime trade. This is due to the efforts of all our collaborators who have made this an extraordinary year … ” -Jorge Luis Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority.

The main users of the interoceanic route were:

  • U. S. A
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Japan

Which transports approximately between 25.6 to 164.5 million long tons, according to the last Census of the Panama Canal Authority.