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Friday, March 10, 2023

Close Call in Panama Canal Locks Raises Safety Concerns

By Charlie Bartlett (The Loadstar) – OOCL Utah‘s near-collision on Sunday with a Panama Canal lock gate suggests a tragic and costly accident

March 10, 2023
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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Panama Canal Sees Falling Cargo Volumes Ahead

By Milagro Vallecillos PANAMA CITY, March 8 (Reuters) – The amount of cargo passing through the Panama Canal is expected to shrink this fiscal

March 8, 2023
Total Views: 6954

Monday, January 30, 2023

Containership Suffers Engine Room Fire at the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority is reporting that a fire broke out in the engine room of a containership near the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal on Monday.

January 30, 2023
Total Views: 9662

Monday, July 18, 2022
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New Panama Canal Toll Structure Approved

Panama has approved a new toll structure for ships using the waterway. The new structure will be phased in beginning in 2023. The new structure, recommended by

July 18, 2022
Total Views: 4571

Thursday, May 19, 2022
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Panama Canal Ship Queue Reflects Shipping Bottlenecks

By James Attwood, Augusta Saraiva and Sergio Chapa (Bloomberg) — The global shipping bottlenecks rattling industries and consumers in the pandemic era

May 19, 2022
Total Views: 7306

Friday, April 1, 2022
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Proposes New Toll System, Raising Transit Costs

By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) — The Panama Canal Authority proposed a comprehensive restructuring of its toll system on Friday, which would increase

April 1, 2022
Total Views: 6469

Thursday, December 2, 2021

MM&P Union Warns of Supply Chain Risks From Overworked Panama Canal Tugboat Pilots

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) is warning of risks associated with maneuvering Neopanamax ships through the expanded

December 2, 2021
Total Views: 3402

Sunday, October 31, 2021
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Finding More Water For The Panama Canal

The following is an excerpt from the article Meet Six People Fighting Water Scarcity Across the Globe: (Bloomberg)–Ilya Espino de Marotta has never shied

October 31, 2021
Total Views: 20097

Friday, October 29, 2021
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Panama Canal Reports Record Annual Tonnage With LNG Leading Gains

The Panama Canal reported record tonnage in its 2021 fiscal year amid unprecedented supply chain challenges. Containers led in total tonnage, while LNG, LPG,

October 29, 2021
Total Views: 1194

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.

July 14, 2021
Total Views: 1389

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

June 16, 2021
Total Views: 4811

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

April 14, 2021
Total Views: 6729

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

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 2879

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

October 30, 2020
Total Views: 196

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

October 5, 2020
Total Views: 164

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

September 27, 2020
Total Views: 153

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

September 8, 2020
Total Views: 206

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

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 77

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

June 24, 2020
Total Views: 650

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

May 13, 2020
Total Views: 160