Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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More Panama Canal Transits Highlight Rebounding Global Trade

By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) — The Panama Canal Authority says vessel transits are rebounding as global trade picks up after the Covid-19 pandemic. Container ships have led the recovery while liquefied...

July 14, 2021
Total Views: 1371

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal

Longer Vessels Now Allowed to Use Expanded Panama Canal

Longer and deeper ships will now be able to use the expanded Panama Canal. After almost five years since the inauguration fo the Neopanamax locks, the Panama Canal Authority has...

June 16, 2021
Total Views: 4651

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Postpones Planned Transit Booking Fee Hike

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will postpone its planned price hike on transit booking fees which were due to come into effect tomorrow. The ACP made the last-minute announcement in...

April 14, 2021
Total Views: 6684

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

LNG Shipping Rates from U.S. Surge to Record on Asia Buying Boom, Panama Canal Delays

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The cost of shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Asia hit a record high on Tuesday as appetite for the...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 2861

Friday, October 30, 2020
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Congestion Hits the Panama Canal and the Pandemic Isn’t Helping

By Anna Shiryaevskaya, Tsuyoshi Inajima and Saket Sundria (Bloomberg) –Ships carrying cargoes around the world are waiting for days to pass through the Panama Canal, as pandemic-hit staffing caused congestion...

October 30, 2020
Total Views: 136

Monday, October 5, 2020
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Pandemic’s Impact on Global Trade Hit Panama Canal Throughput in FY 2020

Cargo volumes through the Panama Canal grew by a less than expected 1% this year as the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on global trade, the Panama Canal said Monday....

October 5, 2020
Total Views: 128

Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Panama Canal Authority Wins $265 Million Arbitration Case Against Expansion Project Contractor

PANAMA CITY, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal Authority said it won an arbitration ruling on Friday for $265 million to be returned to it from the consortium that...

September 27, 2020
Total Views: 109

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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Panama Canal Launches Major New Water Management Project to Ensure Adequate Water Supply

The Panama Canal Authority has today published a request for qualifications from prospective contractors for the engineering, design and construction of a major new water management system in order to...

September 8, 2020
Total Views: 155

Monday, August 17, 2020
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COVID-19: Panama Canal Shipping Rebounds From Pandemic Lows

By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) The Panama Canal is seeing signs of a rebound in global trade as ship transits recover from the depressed levels caused by the pandemic. Total transits...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 55

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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Bulk Carrier Takes Out Railroad Bridge in Panama Canal

A bulk carrier transiting the Panama Canal took out the railroad bridge in Gamboa on Tuesday, causing major damage. The Panama Canal Authority said it is investigating the accident and...

June 24, 2020
Total Views: 430

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Panama Canal Emerges from Dry Season Promising Steady Draft Reliability 

The Panama Canal says water conservation measures have been successful in securing steady draft reliability for the next several months as the waterway continues to seek long-term measures to ensure...

May 13, 2020
Total Views: 91

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Panama Canal Changes Reservation Fee Requirements to Help Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Panama Canal Authority has announced a temporary changes to its reservation system to help customers affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting May 4, the waterway will implement temporary changes...

April 30, 2020
Total Views: 35

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Panama Canal Sends Thousands of Workers Home

By Matthew Bristow and Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) — The gatekeepers of global trade routes are trying to keep goods moving through a wounded world economy while trying to minimize health threats to their...

April 1, 2020
Total Views: 32

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship Allowed to Transit Panama Canal

By Elida Moreno and Dave Graham PANAMA CITY, March 28 (Reuters) – A cruise ship stuck off Panama’s Pacific coast after four passengers died and more than 130 others developed influenza-like symptoms,...

March 30, 2020
Total Views: 38

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Shipping Industry Faces $370 Million Hit from Panama Canal ‘Freshwater’ Charge

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A new “freshwater” charge that came in this month to help the Panama Canal cope with climate change will cost the shipping industry up...

February 20, 2020
Total Views: 70

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Panama Canal Containership Transits Dip in 2019

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The number of containerships transiting the Panama Canal during its fiscal year ending 30 September declined slightly, by 1.1% to 2,575. But there could...

October 10, 2019
Total Views: 45

Friday, September 6, 2019
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Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales Takes the Helm of the Panama Canal

Panama has be sworn-in Ricaurte Vásquez Morales, Ph.D. as the new administrator of the Panama Canal, superseding Jorge L. Quijano after seven years as the head of the Canal. Dr....

September 6, 2019
Total Views: 65

Monday, August 5, 2019
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Panama Canal Imposes Ship Speed Limit to Protect Whales

The Panama Canal has implemented a 10 knot speed limit aimed at protecting whales, dolphins and other large marine mammals against ship strikes. The speed limit will run from August...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 336

Monday, July 15, 2019
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal
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Trade War Hits Panama Canal Revenues

By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) – The trade tension between the U.S. and China is making waves at the Panama Canal. Cargo from the U.S. to China going through the key...

July 15, 2019
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal
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Expanded Panama Canal Breaks 15,000 TEU Vessel Threshold

The Panama Canal completed a trial transit of Evergreen’s Triton, the largest ship by dimension and container cargo capacity to pass through the Expanded Canal since it opened in 2016....

May 15, 2019
Total Views: 183