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Chinese ship carrying steel was number one million to traverse Panama Canal

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The Hong Kong ship Fortune Plum became the one millionth ship to transit the Panama Canal since it opened in 1914. The passage was recorded on Sept. 4 as the ship, carrying steel products passed out of the Canal at the Atlantic end.
 
An average of 14,000 ships now use the Canal annually.
 
The volume of traffic that goes through the Canal is about 300 million tons a year. It's busiest year was in 2007, when 312 million tons of traffic made the transit.
 
Original source: Newsroom Panama