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A record year for the Panama Canal - 14/11/2017

A record year for the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal announces a volume of 13,548 ships for 2017, an increase of 3.3% over one year. Between 2016 and 2017, the volume of goods rose to more than 403.8 million tons, up 22%. Most of the goods are containers (143 Mt), oil (105 Mt), bulk (79 Mt) and RoRo vessels (47 Mt).

The much higher growth in tonnages can be explained by the extension works, which now make it possible to pass more ships but especially larger boats. The fiscal year 2017 of the Panama Canal began on October 1, 2016 and ended on September 30, 2017. This is the first full fiscal year since the Canal expansion.

"It was a record year beyond expectations" said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano. "These figures reflect once again the commitment of the Panama Canal to provide greater revenues to the country, with an efficient, safe and competitive operation for our customers."

The major shipping routes using the canal are the Asian and US East Coast routes (34%), the West Coast of South America and the East Coast of the United States. (13%). Europe (7%), the West Coast of Central America and the East Coast of the United States (7%) and South America intercostal (5%). The United States is the departure or arrival destination for 68.3% of vessels transiting the Panama Canal, ahead of China, Chile, Japan, Mexico and Colombia.

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Find the Centrimex teams at the Rencontres Africa fair from 2 to 3 October 2017 - 26/09/2017

Find the Centrimex teams at the Rencontres Africa fair from 2 to 3 October 2017

Centrimex will be present at the Rencontres Africa from 2 to 3 October 2017 in Abidjan.

Traditionally Centrimex is a specialist in business with Africa. We have recently strengthened our teams in Abidjan. Mr Fréderic Deschamps became our new Commercial Director in Abidjan.

Our teams will be at your disposal on October 2nd and 3rd in Abidjan to present our services.

Abidjan on 2 and 3 October
Palais des congrès de l’Hotel Ivoire Sofitel
Boulevard Hassan II
08 BP 01 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire


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Our agencie in Congo relocated - 26/09/2017

Our agencie in Congo relocated

Since 2012, we are present in the Republic of Congo with our Historical Agency. The port of Pointe-Noire has real assets with the planned expansion of its container terminal. The Congo thus shows sustained economic growth which is expected to jump according to the World Bank to 2.5-3% in 2017.

It was therefore understandable that Centrimex should accompany this development and support its clients by improving its facilities.

Our Centrimex Agency in the Republic of the Congo relocated:

Avenue Docteur Moe Poaty
Rue Ngouedi - Centre -Ville
Tél : (242) 05 614 37 54


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