Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Ship pays more than $ 1 million for its passage through the Panama Canal
The container vessel OOCL France yesterday became the vessel of greater capacity and size in transit the new locks since its opening last June.
With a capacity of 13,208 TEU (containers of 20 feet), the vessel paid in toll about $ 1 million 84 thousand.
The previous record was set by Cosco Development last May 2 with 13,092 TEU capacity.
The Panama Canal delivered to OOCL France the Green Connection Award that recognizes ships that comply with environmental efficiency standards, since when using the Canal route, the vessel is reducing between 5,000 and 26 thousand tons of CO2 in comparison with Conventional routes that existed before the enlarged Canal.
To date, 1,360 neopanamax vessels have used the expanded Canal since its opening last June.
43.8% of transits correspond to container ships, 29% of liquefied petroleum gas and 8.1% of liquefied natural gas.