Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lost In Prison – A Captain’s Search For Freedom In Panama

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]nclosed by steel walls and surrounded by men (often wearing bright orange jumpsuits!) mariners have long joked that “Going to sea is like going to prison with the added chance...

September 26, 2012
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Engineering News

Miami’s ‘Deep Dredge’ Going Up For Bid

The Port of Miami on Friday announced that it has struck a deal with the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers that allows for a massive dredging project to go to...

August 24, 2012
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Stickin’ it to the Shippers, Panama Canal Approves Toll Increase

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Following the recommendation from the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the Cabinet Council of the Government of the Republic of Panama approved...

August 8, 2012
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Ripples Likely From Panama Canal Expansion [LOGISTICS OUTLOOK]

By John Bussey, The Wall Street Journal Did Warren Buffett buy Burlington Northern railroad just in time for freight from Asia to find a different route to Kansas? Right now,...

November 11, 2011
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Panama Canal Tugs

Panama Canal Orders 14 New Tugs

The Panama Canal Authority has ordered 14 new tugs in anticipation of increased traffic and larger vessels expected with the 2014 completion of the Third Set of Locks expansion project. ...

October 6, 2011
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Panama Lightning Spectacular! – Ship Photo of the Week

The above photo was submitted by gCaptain charter member Eric Miller and was taken by John Dunaway, 2nd mate of the 8,000 DWT US Flagged heavy lift vessel M/V Ocean...

October 4, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Engineering News

Turkey To Build Its Own ‘Panama Canal’?

ISTANBUL (Dow Jones)–Turkey will build a new canal connecting the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea to reduce traffic in the Bosporus, one of the world’s busiest and most dangerous...

April 27, 2011
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Canal Facts, History & Photos – 5 Historic Canals

Mariners have been using man made canals since the time of Mesopotamia. Here is a look at five famous and historic canals from around the world. Panama Canal- Panama The...

April 9, 2011
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Panama Canal - PSA Panama International Terminal Map

New Panama Canal Terminal Welcomes Its First Vessel

PSA-Panama International Terminal began operations this December 23 with the arrival of the 12,777dwt 138m-long Beluga Festival carrying 10,000 tonnes of steel bars from Mexico’s Arcelor-Mitral for the GUPC consortium...

December 29, 2010
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal – Timelapse Video

This is a pretty cool timelapse video shot of the Miraflores Lock in the Panama Canal over a 12 hour period. The Miraflores Lock is one of three locks on...

September 12, 2008
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Elements Of Cruise Ship Design

Our friends at Sea-Fever had an excellent post yesterday regarding the above video. They tell us; No higher than Verazanno Narrows Bridge in New York, no longer than the turning...

November 19, 2007
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