Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Panama Breaks Ground on New Cruise Terminal

PANAMA CITY, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A group including China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) has started building a $165 million port in Panama for cruise ships, the first project...

October 19, 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bigger Locks Help Panama Canal to Record Year in 2017

The Panama Canal Authority has reported better-than-forecasted transit figures in 2017 while simultaneously setting set a new overall tonnage record driven by the added capacity of the Expanded Panama Canal’s...

October 17, 2017
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Panama Canal Authority to Allow Booking Slot Swaps Among Alliance Members

The Panama Canal Authority has announced that it will start allowing the swapping and substitution of booking slots between vessels belonging to the same shipping alliance. Under the new rules,...

October 3, 2017
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Panama Canal Marks 2,000 Transits Through Expanded Locks

The Panama Canal has marked the 2,000 transits of the expanded Neopanamax locks as more and more bigger ships are replacing older Panamax vessels on the route. The conatinership COSCO...

September 26, 2017
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt Breaks Panama Canal Capacity Record on Way to U.S. East Coast – 14,855 TEU!

The 14,855 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has set a new record as the largest capacity ship to ever transit the new Expanded Locks of the Panama Canal.  The...

August 22, 2017
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Modern LNG Carriers Earning More Taking the Scenic Route

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) — When the tanker Provalys left Louisiana for Chile last month with a full load of U.S. liquefied natural gas, it sailed around South America instead...

August 17, 2017
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Panama Canal Toll Structure Approved

Panama’s government has approved a plan to modify the toll structure for ships using the Panama Canal.  The plan, which came at the recommendation of the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP)...

August 8, 2017
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Panama Canal Proposes Changes to Toll Structure

Tthe Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has published a proposal for modifications to its current toll structure that it says will allow the waterway to continue providing competitive service to customers....

June 2, 2017
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Maritime News

Photos: COSCO Development Makes History as Biggest Ship to Visit U.S. East Coast

The 13,000 TEU containership COSCO Development has completed its inaugural visit to the U.S. East Coast underscoring the arrival of the ‘big ship era’ following the opening of the Panama...

May 15, 2017
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

COSCO Development Sets Record as Largest Ship to Use Panama Canal Expansion

The Panama Canal on Tuesday welcomed the largest vessel to transit through the Expanded Canal since its inauguration in June 2016. The 13,092 TEU Neopanamax containership COSCO Development, measuring 366...

May 2, 2017
Total Views: 105

Monday, May 1, 2017
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First Cruise Ship Through Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal over the welcomed its first passenger vessel, the Disney Wonder, through the new and larger locks of the expanded canal. The milestone is the latest ‘first’ since the...

May 1, 2017
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Monday, March 27, 2017
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China State Firms Eye Infrastructure Projects Around Panama Canal

By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI, March 27 (Reuters) – Chinese state firms have expressed an interest to develop land around the Panama Canal, the chief executive of the vital trade thoroughfare...

March 27, 2017
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Shell Gets Access to Key Oil Hub in Panama -Sources

By Elida Moreno and Marianna Parraga PANAMA CITY/SAN ANTONIO, March 22 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell agreed to lease capacity at a large oil terminal in Panama that has been...

March 22, 2017
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Thursday, March 9, 2017
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Panama Canal Sets Back-to-Back-to-Back Tonnage Records

The Panama Canal set yet another daily tonnage record in February 2017 with a total of 1,180 vessel transits totaling 1.18 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS). The previous record was...

March 9, 2017
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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
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Friday, February 3, 2017
Crude Oil Tanker MT Aegean Unity Transiting New Panama Canal Locks

Traders Rush to Ship U.S. Oil as Export Window to Asia Opens

By Catherine Ngai and Florence Tan NEW YORK/SINGAPORE Feb 3 (Reuters) – Oil majors and trading houses are set to ship an unprecedented volume of U.S. crude oil to Asia in coming...

February 3, 2017
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Monday, January 30, 2017
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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
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Is 2017 The Apex Of Shipping?

By Captain George Livingstone                          Well 2016 was quite a year for international shipping; the new ultra large locks of...

January 17, 2017
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Forget Latin America, Asia is Now Biggest Buyer of U.S. LNG

By Ryan Collins (Bloomberg) — Asia’s finally becoming a prime destination for U.S. shale gas cargoes. At least 10 of the 12 tankers bearing liquefied natural gas that left Cheniere...

January 4, 2017
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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
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