Table 1-6 Changes in Panama Canal Traffic Along Principal Trade Routes, FY2006-20071

Table 1-6
Changes in Panama Canal Traffic Along Principal Trade Routes, FY2006-20071

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Vessel trade route FY2006 FY2007 Percent Change
PC/UMS net tons Long tons cargo PC/UMS net tons Long tons cargo PC/UMS net tons Long tons cargo
East Coast U.S. - Asia 135,187 92,798 140,434 87,380 3.9% -5.8%
East Coast U.S. - W.C. South America 21,724 21,713 19,761 19,658 -9.0% -9.5%
Round-the-World 163 136 141 85 -13.7% -37.5%
Europe - West Coast South America 23,088 14,196 24,000 14,437 4.0% 1.7%
Europe - Asia 6,329 2,866 4,188 1,882 -33.8% -34.3%
Europe - West Coast U.S./Canada 10,629 10,767 11,631 10,700 9.4% -0.6%
East Coast U.S. - W.C. Central America 9,648 10,535 9,917 10,879 2.8% 3.3%
South America Intercoastal 7,669 6,517 10,075 9,356 31.4% 43.6%
West Indies - W.C. Central America 8,108 4,134 11,345 5,445 39.9% 31.7%
U.S. Intercoastal (including Alaska and Hawaii) 8,374 4,215 13,883 5,646 65.8% 34.0%
East Coast U.S./Canada - Oceania 5,031 3,808 5,609 2,911 11.5% -23.6%
E.C. South America - West Coast U.S./Canada 2,773 3,178 2,205 2,303 -20.5% -27.5%
Subtotal 238,723 174,862 253,189 170,682 6.1% -2.4%
All other routes 58,353 36,743 58,930 37,546 1.0% 2.2%
Total 297,076 211,605 312,118 208,228 5.1% -1.6%

1 Oceangoing commerical

NOTE: In thousands. This amount also includes the conversion of the number of TEU that transited the Canal.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, derived from data published by the Office of Market Research and Analysis, Panama Canal Authority, available at www.pancanal.com/eng/maritime/reports/table00.pdf as of Mar. 4, 2008.

Long ton - a measure of weight equal to 2,240 pounds or 1,016 kilograms.
Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System (PC/UMS) - the tonnage measurement system used by the Panama Canal, following the rules of the 1969 International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, when assessing tolls.