Friday, 14 December 2018 13:19

Panama Canal welcomes 5,000th Neopanamax transit

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The Panama Canal welcomed its 5,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway, reaffirming the value and impact the route has had on global maritime trade. The COSCO Faith container carrier transited, travelling southbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Of the 5,000 Neopanamax vessels that have transited to date, 51% have been from the container segment, 26% have been liquefied petroleum gas vessels, 10% have been liquefied natural gas carriers, and remainder has been made up of dry and liquid bulk carriers, car carriers and cruise ships make up the remaining transits.

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