Wednesday, June 15, 2016

First Post-Panamax Containerships Headed to Panama Canal, Leaving Workhorses to Bow Out

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The first post-panamax containerships are on their way from Asia to the US east coast on enhanced services going via the

June 15, 2016
Total Views: 238

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Rain Helps Panama Canal Authority Lift Draft Restrictions

Recent rain has helped the Panama Canal Authority lift draft restrictions for vessels after months of drought threatened to pose a long-term challenge for

June 11, 2016
Total Views: 4

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Maritime News

PHOTOS: First Ship Passes Through Panama Canal’s New Locks

A post-panamax bulk carrier became the first ship to pass through the Panama Canal’s new locks on Thursday, kicking off a series of trial runs ahead

June 9, 2016
Total Views: 280

Maritime News

Expanded Panama Canal Preparing for New Era of LNG

By Michael McDonald and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — Panama said it expects 20 million tons of liquefied natural gas to pass through its canal annually

June 9, 2016
Total Views: 8

Friday, June 3, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal’s Third Set of Locks Now ‘Functionally Complete’

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) says it has been informed by its contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) that the Third Set of Locks for the

June 3, 2016
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Maritime News

Ship Scrapping Accelerates Ahead of Panama Canal Expansion Opening

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The number of container vessels sent to breakers’ yards so far this year will shortly eclipse the total demolished in

May 31, 2016
Total Views: 88

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Fever Sweeps Globe Again as New Era in Trade Opens

By Alex Nussbaum and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — A century after transforming global markets, the Panama Canal is about to redraw world trade once

May 25, 2016
Total Views: 21

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Panama Canal drought
Maritime News

Draft Limits Set for Expanded Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal Authority has published the initial draft restrictions for neopanamax vessels ahead of next month’s opening of the expanded Panama Canal

May 19, 2016
Total Views: 10

Monday, May 2, 2016
Maritime News

China COSCO Shipping Containership to Open Expanded Panama Canal

A China COSCO Shipping containership will be the first ship through the expanded Panama Canal during the inauguration of waterway set for June 26. China COSCO

May 2, 2016
Total Views: 13

Thursday, April 28, 2016

ITF Raises Concerns Over Safety of Expanded Panama Canal Locks

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed concern over the safety of the new Panama Canal locks after an independent study into the

April 28, 2016
Total Views: 74

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Panama Canal to Hold Lottery to Pick First Vessel Through Expanded Canal

The Panama Canal is set to hold a lottery to select the first vessel to transit through the Expanded Canal when it is inaugurated on Sunday, June 26. The

April 27, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Authority Books First Transits Through Expanded Canal

The Panama Canal Authority on Monday began taking transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels passing through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. The

April 19, 2016
Total Views: 48

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WATCH: Here’s How the Expanded Panama Canal Will Work

The $5.3 billion Panama Canal expansion project is finally opening June 26 following years of

April 14, 2016
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Maritime News

Drought Brings Second Round of Panama Canal Draft Restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced a second round of draft restrictions for all vessels using the waterway as this winter’s strong

April 5, 2016
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Panama Canal drought
Maritime News

Panama Canal Draft Restrictions Hamper Waterway’s Big Ship Vision

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The continuing low levels of the waters of Gatun Lake in Panama could pose a long-term challenge for the country’s

March 30, 2016
Total Views: 33

Friday, March 25, 2016

Political Drama Already Over Expanded Panama Canal Inauguration Invites

By Ben Blanchard and J.R. Wu BEIJING/TAIPEI, March 25 (Reuters) – China reacted frostily on Friday after Taiwan ally Panama said it had invited leaders

March 25, 2016
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Panama to Open $5.3B Canal Expansion June 26 or `Lose Face’

By Michael McDonald and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and

March 23, 2016
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Canals Feel Ripples of Container Shipping Crisis as Vessels Go the Long Way Round

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The Panama and Suez canals could be the next institutions to be affected by the ongoing crisis in the container

February 23, 2016
Total Views: 300

Monday, February 15, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Crack Fixed

A large crack that threatened the delivery of the Panama Canal expansion and pushed its planned opening back by several months has been fixed, the

February 15, 2016
Total Views: 118

Monday, February 8, 2016
Maritime News

Nicaragua Sticks to $50 Billion Canal Plan as Setbacks Pile Up

By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) — Manuel Coronel Kautz isn’t a man who’s easily deterred. Good thing. Because as head of Nicaragua’s Canal

February 8, 2016
Total Views: 2