Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Canal: First LNG Tanker Booked for Late July

The Panama Canal Authority says it has booked the first LNG tanker through the expanded Panama Canal as commercial operations of the enhanced waterway get underway. Panama inaugurated the $5.25...

June 28, 2016
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Maritime News

Panama Inaugurates Massive Panama Canal Expansion Project

By Enrique Pretel and Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, June 26 (Reuters) – Panama opened the long-delayed $5.4 billion expansion of its shipping canal amid cheering crowds on Sunday, despite looming...

June 26, 2016
Total Views: 14

Friday, June 24, 2016

Photos: Test Transits Continue as Panama Prepares for Opening of Expanded Canal

Tests of the Panama Canal’s new locks are continuing as worker’s prepare for the inauguration of the expansion project this Sunday.  On Thursday, the 261 meter long by 32 meter wide...

June 24, 2016
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

First Post-Panamax Containerships Headed to Panama Canal, Leaving Workhorses to Bow Out

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The first post-panamax containerships are on their way from Asia to the US east coast on enhanced services going via the newly expanded Panama...

June 15, 2016
Total Views: 173

Saturday, June 11, 2016

VIDEO: New Panama Canal – The Risk Of Collision

In this video the Panama Canal Pilots work with California pilots to asses the risk of, and prevent, an incident within the newly expanded Canal.  

June 11, 2016
Total Views: 7


Rain Helps Panama Canal Authority Lift Draft Restrictions

Recent rain has helped the Panama Canal Authority lift draft restrictions for vessels after months of drought threatened to pose a long-term challenge for the canal authority, especially as it prepares...

June 11, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Maritime News

Draft Limits Set for Expanded Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal Authority has published the initial draft restrictions for neopanamax vessels ahead of next month’s opening of the expanded Panama Canal at a level significantly below the advertised...

May 19, 2016
Total Views: 9

Monday, May 2, 2016
Maritime News

China COSCO Shipping Containership to Open Expanded Panama Canal

A China COSCO Shipping containership will be the first ship through the expanded Panama Canal during the inauguration of waterway set for June 26. China COSCO Shipping’s Neopanamax vessel Andronikos...

May 2, 2016
Total Views: 9

Thursday, April 28, 2016

ITF Raises Concerns Over Safety of Expanded Panama Canal Locks

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed concern over the safety of the new Panama Canal locks after an independent study into the expansion project confirmed some local pilot’s concerns that...

April 28, 2016
Total Views: 67

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Maritime News

Drought Brings Second Round of Panama Canal Draft Restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced a second round of draft restrictions for all vessels using the waterway as this winter’s strong El Niño continues to bring dry conditions to the...

April 5, 2016
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Draft Restrictions Hamper Waterway’s Big Ship Vision

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The continuing low levels of the waters of Gatun Lake in Panama could pose a long-term challenge for the country’s canal authority, as...

March 30, 2016
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Panama to Open $5.3B Canal Expansion June 26 or `Lose Face’

By Michael McDonald and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and plagued by cost overruns and...

March 23, 2016
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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Maritime News

El Niño Drought to Impact Shipping Through Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is once again scheduled draft restrictions for all ships passing through Canal due to a continued drought in the region related to this season’s strong El Niño.   The...

March 22, 2016
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Canals Feel Ripples of Container Shipping Crisis as Vessels Go the Long Way Round

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The Panama and Suez canals could be the next institutions to be affected by the ongoing crisis in the container shipping industry, according...

February 23, 2016
Total Views: 272

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Maritime News

Finally! Panama Admits Crack Will Delay Opening of the Panama Canal Expansion

A delayed opening of the Panama Canal expansion past the April 2016 deadline is looking more and more likely as 2015 comes to a close and work continues to repair a crack...

December 22, 2015
Total Views: 15

Monday, November 30, 2015
Maritime News

Panama Canal Backlog Back to Normal – ACP

PANAMA CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Waiting times for ships at the Panama Canal have returned to normal after poor weather and a spike in traffic caused delays for several...

November 30, 2015
Total Views: 2

Friday, November 27, 2015
Maritime News

Crack Could Delay Panama Canal Expansion, Spokesman Says

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The expansion of the Panama canal could face a new delay due to cracks that emerged a few months ago in one of the locks, a...

November 27, 2015
Total Views: 11

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Maritime News

Panama Canal Authority: Wait Time Shortens to Four Days

PANAMA CITY, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The wait time to pass through the Panama Canal has shortened to four days, down from more than 10 days last month, the authority...

November 19, 2015
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Maritime News

Ships Waiting Up to 11 Days at the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is still dealing with a high backlog of vessels waiting to pass through the waterway, leaving ships, crews and cargo waiting for days before making the roughly 12 hour transit....

November 11, 2015
Total Views: 56

Friday, November 6, 2015
Maritime News

States Dig Deep Into Wallets in a Race to Deepen U.S. Ports

  By Lauren Etter (Bloomberg) — Tired of waiting for Congress, states racing to deepen seaports before the opening of the enlarged Panama Canal next year are picking up the...

November 6, 2015
Total Views: 24