Table 1-7 Panama Canal Traffic by Type, 2005-2007

Table 1-7
Panama Canal Traffic by Type, 2005-2007

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Fiscal Year Total Traffic Traffic assessed tolls on net tonnage basis Traffic assessed tolls on displacement tonnage basis
Number of transits Tolls Long tons of cargo Number of transits Panama canal/UMS net tonnage Number of transits Displacement tonnage
Oceangoing commercial traffic 1
2005 12,636 846,262,259 193,804,429 12,544 278,507,918 92 456,297
2006 12,763 1,025,042,828 211,605,295 12,694 297,075,614 69 391,169
2007 13,223 1,182,528,570 208,227,994 13,144 312,118,330 79 475,297
Free oceangoing traffic 2
2005 11 0 0 0 0 11 22,668
2006 8 0 0 0 0 8 19,859
2007 11 0 0 0 0 11 24,457
Total oceangoing traffic 3
2005 12,647 846,262,259 193,804,429 12,544 278,507,918 103 478,965
2006 12,771 1,025,042,828 211,605,295 12,694 297,075,614 77 411,028
2007 13,234 1,182,528,570 208,227,994 13,144 312,118,330 90 499,754
Small commercial traffic 1
2005 1,355 1,303,544 35,866 1,306 491,211 49 30,046
2006 1,413 1,356,011 929 1,388 516,369 25 19,567
2007 1,480 1,400,638 3,578 1,430 530,804 50 24,270
Small free traffic 2
2005 9 0 0 6 3,498 3 3,144
2006 10 0 0 6 3,498 4 2,970
2007 7 0 0 4 2,332 3 3,144
Total small traffic 4
2005 1,364 1,303,544 35,866 1,312 494,709 52 33,190
2006 1,423 1,356,011 929 1,394 519,867 29 22,537
2007 1,487 1,400,638 3,578 1,434 533,136 53 27,414
Total panama canal traffic
2005 14,011 847,565,803 193,840,295 13,856 279,002,627 155 512,155
2006 14,194 1,026,398,839 211,606,224 14,088 297,595,481 106 433,565
2007 14,721 1,183,929,208 208,231,572 14,578 312,651,466 143 527,168

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/table01.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.
* The tonnage measurement system for Panama Canal tolls assessment, the Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System (PC/UMS).
This amount also includes the conversion of the number of TEU that transited the Canal.
1 As of Jan. 1, 2000, vessels categorized as commercial include those previously categorized as U.S. Government vessels.
2 Free traffic includes ships of the Colombian and Panamanian Governments and ships transiting for repairs by the Panama Canal Authority.
3 Oceangoing vessels are those paying tolls greater than the minimum tariffs implemented on June 1, 1998.
4 Vessels assessed minimum toll amounts as established by criteria implemented on June 1, 1998.