Thursday, December 15, 2016
Maritime News

Expanded Panama Canal Marks 500 Ship Transits Since Opening

More than 500 ships have now transited the expanded Panama Canal less than six months after the inauguration of the new locks on June 26, 2016. The Panama Canal marked...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Check Out This Awesome Panama Canal LEGO Set That Actually Works

LEGO is known for releasing awesome nautical themed toy sets – including the amazing LEGO Maersk Triple-E Containership – but today they announced a first. LEGO has released a functional Panama Canal...

November 16, 2016
Total Views: 72

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ship Photos of the Day – Moss-Type LNG Carrier ‘Esshu Maru’ in Panama Canal

Today’s ship photos show the MOSS-type LNG carrier, Esshu Maru, transiting the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal.  The Esshu Maru was delivered in December 2014 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries....

November 14, 2016
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Program Incentivizes Environmental Efficiency of Ships

The Panama Canal Authority has launched a new program that incentivizes its customers to use more energy efficient ships when using the waterway. The incentive, known as the Environmental Premium...

November 2, 2016
Total Views: 34

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Maritime News

ITF Warns of Privatization in Panama Canal Tugboat Fleet

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has raised its concerns over the safety of the Panama Canal’s new locks amid what it says is a growing threat of privatization within waterway operations....

October 25, 2016
Total Views: 55

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Maritime News

Expansion Helps Panama Canal to Third-Highest Annual Tonnage in 2016

The Panama Canal has recorded the third-highest annual tonnage in its 102-year history in 2016 helped by the opening of the new neopanamax locks. During fiscal year 2016, which went...

October 19, 2016
Total Views: 42

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Maritime News

Photos: First Bulk Carrier Through Expanded Panama Canal

The expanded Panama Canal has achieved yet another first with the transit of the first dry bulk cargo through the new locks. The Bermuda-flagged MSC bulk carrier MV Carouge recently...

October 4, 2016
Total Views: 29

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier, Höegh Target, Transits Expanded Panama Canal

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) Höegh Target is transiting the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal on Thursday. The vessel has a carrying capacity of 8,500 car...

September 8, 2016
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Crude Oil Tanker MT Aegean Unity Transiting New Panama Canal Locks

Tanker Retrofits Delay Use Of New Panama Canal

  By Liz Hampton (Reuters)  The promise that some oil traders and brokers saw for an expanded Panama Canal to become a new route for large tankers will take longer to realize...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 32

Friday, August 19, 2016
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Maritime News

1st Suezmax Crude Tanker Enters New Panama Canal

by Liz Hampton (Reuters) The first Suezmax crude oil tanker that was slated to go through the newly expanded Panama Canal began its transit on Thursday, a public relations official told...

August 19, 2016
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Panama Canal – Will US Recoup Multi-Billion $ Port Upgrades?

By Brandon Ross (BNA) American East Coast port operators aren’t expecting an immediate windfall from the billions of dollars they invested to accommodate bigger container ships transiting the newly enlarged Panama Canal, but...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Maritime News

American Shale Gas Headed to Far East for First Time Ever

By Harry R. Weber and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — The Far East, which imports more liquefied natural gas than any other region of the world, is preparing to receive...

July 27, 2016
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Monday, July 25, 2016

First LNG Carrier Transits the Expanded Panama Canal – Photos

The first cargo of LNG entered the expanded Panama Canal on Monday marking the latest in the ‘new era’ of shipping being ushered in with the opening of the canal’s larger...

July 25, 2016
Total Views: 49

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Maritime News

Maersk Line Unveils Panama Canal Plans

Maersk Line unveiled plans Thursday to deploy 11 vessels of 8,500 TEU on a rerouted service that will make use of the newly expanded Panama Canal. Maersk Line is one...

July 21, 2016
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Maritime News

First LNG to Pass Through Expanded Panama Canal Will Be American

By Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — The first cargo of liquefied natural gas set to pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal locks will be American. Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s...

July 19, 2016
Total Views: 4

Friday, July 15, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Retakes Market Share from Suez

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Following the inauguration of the Panama Canal’s new lock system at the end of last month, the waterway is already winning back market...

July 15, 2016
Total Views: 20

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. LNG Seen Eluding Asia as Low Prices Trump Panama Canal

By Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — Asia’s going to have to wait a little longer for the flood of U.S. shale gas to reach its shores. A global glut of liquefied...

July 14, 2016
Total Views: 1

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal Expansion Paves Way for Largest Ship to Call at New York/New Jersey

The largest ship to ever call at the Port of New York and New Jersey is set to dock Friday after having just passed through the expanded Panama Canal. The...

July 7, 2016
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Maritime News

First Transit Through Expanded Panama Canal – Time-Lapse Video

Revive el tránsito inaugural por el #CanalAmpliado. Esta historia es tuya y la recordaremos juntos. #LaGranConexión — Canal de Panamá (@canaldepanama) July 5, 2016 Time-lapse video filmed on board...

July 5, 2016
Total Views: 16

Friday, July 1, 2016
Maritime News

EIA: Panama Canal Could See 550 LNG Tankers Annually by 2021

    By Naureen S. Malik   (Bloomberg) — Natural gas exports from the U.S. Gulf Coast will reach buyers in Asia and South America faster and at lower costs thanks to...

July 1, 2016
Total Views: 20