THE RECORD toll for a ship transiting the Panama Canal was broken on Friday, July 8, only a week after the previous record high.
The containership Mol Beyond paid a new record toll of $837,203 to the Canal Authority.
The previous record paid for a vessel was the containership Mol Benefactor, which paid $829,468 a week ago.
To date, 18 post-panamax vessels have used the expanded locks since they opened at the end of June. There are 156 reservations for the coming months.
Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano made the announcement during a forum organized by the City of Knowledge and the Maritime University of Panama on the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Let the good times roll.