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Panama’s ports surpass Brazil

Friday, August 26, 2011

Panama’s main ports, Balboa on the Pacific coast, and Colón on the Caribbean side, have together surpassed Brazil’s Santos, in San Paolo State, having shipped more containers in 2010, Costa Rica’s Caribbean port of Moín was in second place.

Figures refer to thousands of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent containers) shipped last year, according to a report by the Economic Commission for Latin America (Comisión Económica Para América Latina).

1. Panamá 5.569                    
2. Costa Rica 858
3. Honduras 538
4. Guatemala 326
5. El Salvador 145
6. Nicaragua 64