Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Brazilian Port Operators Seeking Ways to Reduce Panama Canal Tariffs

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, April 2 (Reuters) – Brazilian port operators including units of global grain traders Cargill Ltd and Bunge Ltd will unveil a proposal this week to lower...

April 2, 2019
Total Views: 7

Monday, February 18, 2019
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Maritime News

Board Elects New Panama Canal Administrator

The Panama Canal Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Ricaurte Vasquez as the next Panama Canal Administrator, succeeding current Administrator Jorge L. Quijano who will conclude his seven-year term at...

February 18, 2019
Total Views: 23

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Maritime News

Fatigued Tugboat Captains Flag Accident Risk in Expanded Panama Canal

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, Dec 20 (Reuters) – In April last year, the 148-tonne tugboat Cerro Santiago collided with the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Tampa while passing through the...

December 20, 2018
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Maritime News

ITF: Panama Canal Authority On Course to Undermine Reputation of Panama’s Most Vital National Asset

Below is a statement provided by the International Transport Workers’ Federation in response to the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) alleged rebuke of an independent study commissioned by the ITF which...

December 11, 2018
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Maritime News

Revitalised Panama Canal Eyes Expansion of Port and Logistics Capacity

By Gavin van Marle in Panama (The Loadstar) – Following a strong year in terms of growth in vessel transits, the Panama Canal Authority is once more turning its attention to...

November 14, 2018
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Panama Canal Sets New Annual Tonnage Record in 2018

The Panama Canal has set a new annual record for the total amount of tonnage that passed through the waterway over the course a fiscal year, recording a total tonnage...

October 31, 2018
Total Views: 127

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Sets New Annual Tonnage Record

The Panama Canal closed its 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018) with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), marking a 9.5 percent increase from 2017. The total...

October 11, 2018
Total Views: 6

Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Expecting 234 Cruise Ships This Cruise Season

The Panama Canal Authority said it expects to receive approximately 234 cruise ships through the Panamax and Neopanamax Locks during the upcoming 2018-2019 cruise season. The first transit will occur...

October 4, 2018
Total Views: 17

Monday, October 1, 2018
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Sets New Daily LNG Record

The Panama Canal Authority says it has reached a new milestone with the successful transit of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships with beams of up to 160 feet (49...

October 1, 2018
Total Views: 3

Friday, September 14, 2018
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Panama Canal Head Expects Fewer China, U.S. Ships if Trade War Escalates

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Fewer ships from China and the United States could use the Panama Canal if trade tensions escalate between the two economic giants,...

September 14, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, July 9, 2018
Maritime News

Panama and China Kick Off Free Trade Talks With Eye Regional Hub

PANAMA CITY, July 9 (Reuters) – Panama and China opened free trade talks on Monday with the aim of crafting an agreement that could turn the Central American country into...

July 9, 2018
Total Views: 13

Monday, May 7, 2018

Panama Canal Adds Eighth Daily Booking Slot for New Neopanamax Locks

The Panama Canal Authority has added an additional daily reservation slot to its Neopanamax locks in order to further increase the capacity of the waterway at the demand of shippers....

May 7, 2018
Total Views: 34

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Expanded Panama Canal Sees Three LNG Carrier Transits in Single Day

By Ryan Collins and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — Three liquefied natural gas tankers sailed through the Panama Canal on the same day this week, marking a first for the...

April 19, 2018
Total Views: 10

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ITF: The Panama Canal “Adrift” Due to Safety Concerns

Here is a statement from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in response to the ongoing dispute between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and UCOC Panama, the ITF-affiliated union representing...

April 19, 2018
Total Views: 15

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Tugboat Captains Sanctioned Over Refusal to Transit Vessels in Neopanamax Locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will apply sanctions against certain tugboat captains who recently refused to transit vessels through the canal’s new neopanamax locks, impacting the operations...

April 12, 2018
Total Views: 18

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Brazilian Grain Producers Explore Increased Use of Panama Canal

By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO, March 15 (Reuters) – Brazilian farmers in top soy state Mato Grosso signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority to evaluate ways...

March 15, 2018
Total Views: 8

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Panama Canal Increases Maximum Draft Limit for Vessels Using Neopanamax Locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced it will increase in the maximum allowable draft for vessels using the new Neopanamaz locks after recent rainfall brought the Gatun and Alajuela...

December 18, 2017
Total Views: 30

Friday, December 8, 2017
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U.S. Gas Has a Panama Canal Problem That’s Got No Easy Fix

By Michael McDonald and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — It seemed at the time like a somewhat random, and amazingly fortuitous, coincidence. Just as the Panama Canal was unveiling a...

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 17

Monday, December 4, 2017
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Increases Daily Number of Neopanamax Vessel Slots as Efficiency Improves

The Panama Canal will increase the number of daily booking slots available for Neopanamax vessels from six to seven as Canal operations become more efficient, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)...

December 4, 2017
Total Views: 41

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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American Gas Exporters Looking for Even-Shorter Shortcut Through Mexico, Bypassing Panama Canal

By Ryan Collins and Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) — Since the first shale gas export terminal opened in Louisiana last year, America’s drillers have seen at least 75 cargoes of their fuel sail...

October 24, 2017
Total Views: 19