Monday, March 20, 2017

Ship Photos – 1,000 Vessels Through the Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has marked the 1000th Neopanamax vessel to use the waterway since the inauguration of the Expanded Canal less than nine months ago. On Sunday, March 19, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s...

March 20, 2017
Total Views: 108

Monday, February 6, 2017

Panama Canal Sets Monthly Tonnage Record

The Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record in January 2017 with 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) and 1,260 ships transiting through both the Expanded and original locks....

February 6, 2017
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Maritime News

Alphaliner: 100+ Panamax Containerships Must be Scrapped to Reach Break-Even Levels

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – At least 100 panamax-class containerships need to be scrapped if owners are to see charter rates return to break-even levels, shipping analyst Alphaliner...

February 1, 2017
Total Views: 48

Monday, January 30, 2017
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – First Tug and Barge Through Panama Canal’s Larger Locks

The new locks of the Panama Canal saw another milestone on this month with the successful transit of TradeWinds Towing tug Hollywood and barge JMC 3336. This was the first transit...

January 30, 2017
Total Views: 85

Monday, January 9, 2017
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – Teekay LNG Carrier ‘Oak Spirit’ Transits Panama Canal

Today’s ship photos come to us from shipowner Teekay showing the LNG carrier Oak Spirit transiting the Panama Canal with the first cargo of U.S. shale gas destined for Japan. ...

January 9, 2017
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Welcomes Largest Ship to Date – MV Valparaiso Express

The Panama Canal on Tuesday welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the expanded locks – the 10,589 TEU neopanamax containership Valparaiso Express. The vessel began its transit at the...

December 20, 2016
Total Views: 54

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Maritime News

Expanded Panama Canal Marks 500 Ship Transits Since Opening

More than 500 ships have now transited the expanded Panama Canal less than six months after the inauguration of the new locks on June 26, 2016. The Panama Canal marked...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 31

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ship Photos – Four New Super Post Panamax Cranes for Port of Savannah

Four new Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal on Monday bringing the total number of cranes at the port to 26, more than any...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Maritime News

ITF Warns of Privatization in Panama Canal Tugboat Fleet

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has raised its concerns over the safety of the Panama Canal’s new locks amid what it says is a growing threat of privatization within waterway operations....

October 25, 2016
Total Views: 58

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Maritime News

Expansion Helps Panama Canal to Third-Highest Annual Tonnage in 2016

The Panama Canal has recorded the third-highest annual tonnage in its 102-year history in 2016 helped by the opening of the new neopanamax locks. During fiscal year 2016, which went...

October 19, 2016
Total Views: 53

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier, Höegh Target, Transits Expanded Panama Canal

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) Höegh Target is transiting the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal on Thursday. The vessel has a carrying capacity of 8,500 car...

September 8, 2016
Total Views: 57

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Crude Oil Tanker MT Aegean Unity Transiting New Panama Canal Locks

Tanker Retrofits Delay Use Of New Panama Canal

  By Liz Hampton (Reuters)  The promise that some oil traders and brokers saw for an expanded Panama Canal to become a new route for large tankers will take longer to realize...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 44

Crude Oil Tanker MT Aegean Unity Transiting New Panama Canal Locks
Maritime News

Pricey Retrofit Delaying Big Oil Tankers’ Use of New Panama Canal

By Liz Hampton HOUSTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – The promise that some oil traders and brokers saw for an expanded Panama Canal to become a new route for large tankers...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Panama Canal – Will US Recoup Multi-Billion $ Port Upgrades?

By Brandon Ross (BNA) American East Coast port operators aren’t expecting an immediate windfall from the billions of dollars they invested to accommodate bigger container ships transiting the newly enlarged Panama Canal, but...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Maritime News

Hello, Shortcut: Expanded Panama Canal Spurs New LNG Trade Route

By Alex Nussbaum and Naureen Malik (Bloomberg Markets) — When the Panama Canal’s expanded locks slid open in late June, perhaps no one was happier than executives in the U.S....

August 10, 2016
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WATCH: Drone Video Shows How Giant Containerships Enter Panama Canal’s New Locks

Check out this drone video posted by Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano showing a neopanamax containership entering the expanded Panama Canal’s new Agua Clara locks from Gatun Lake on...

August 9, 2016
Total Views: 187

Monday, August 8, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Expansion: Contractor’s Cost Overruns Claim Dismissed

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – A dispute resolution board dismissed a $100 million complaint for cost overruns by the consortium that built the third set of Panama Canal locks, part of...

August 8, 2016
Total Views: 51

Monday, August 1, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Authority: 55 Vessels Through New Locks in First Month

The expanded Panama Canal’s new neopanamax locks recorded a total of 55 vessel transits in the first month since their June 26 inauguration. Of the 55 vessels to use the new locks,...

August 1, 2016
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maritime News

American Shale Gas Headed to Far East for First Time Ever

By Harry R. Weber and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — The Far East, which imports more liquefied natural gas than any other region of the world, is preparing to receive...

July 27, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, July 25, 2016

First LNG Carrier Transits the Expanded Panama Canal – Photos

The first cargo of LNG entered the expanded Panama Canal on Monday marking the latest in the ‘new era’ of shipping being ushered in with the opening of the canal’s larger...

July 25, 2016
Total Views: 55