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The port complex of Colón, in Panama, is consolidated as the leader in container movement in Latin America, accumulating 675,713 TEUs in the first two months of this 2019.
According to data from the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), the port complex of Colón increased its performance by 4.9% compared to the same period of the previous year.
The Panamanian port stood out over the port of Santos in Brazil, number two in the region, which suffered a slowdown in container movement of 12.3% in the first two months of the year, to be fixed at 570,023 TEUs.
The data from Brazil was provided by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), through a ranking.
In detail, from the terminals of Colón, it is detected that Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) continues its upward trend and for the first two months it registered an increase of 10.9% versus the same period of 2018; while Colon Container Terminal (CCT) had an increase of 19.1% and the third port of that Atlantic province, Cristóbal, registered a decrease of 12.8%.