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Record cargo shipped via Panama Canal
Panama City, Oct 12, 2018 (AFP) - A record 442 million tons of cargo was shipped through the Panama Canal over the past fiscal year, despite the US-China trade war, officials said Thursday.
The figure reflects a 9.5 percent rise compared to last year, the waterway's administration said in a statement.
"The Panama Canal closed the 2018 fiscal year (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018) with a historic tonnage record of 442.1 million tons," it said.