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Monday, June 10, 2013

Chinese Firm Plans to Build $40 Billion Nicaraguan Canal

News sources around the world are reporting the Chinese company, HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd., is fast-tracking plans with the

June 10, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dredge Contract Awarded for Miami Port Deepening

A $180 million contract to dredge Miami's harbor was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock on Thursday, part of a plan to deepen the port channel to handle

May 16, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013
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Maersk Line Ships Will No Longer Transit Panama Canal

(Bloomberg) — Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, will stop plying through the Panama Canal to move goods from Asia to the

March 11, 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013
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Panama Canal Expansion Will Likely Be Central to US LNG Export Trade

(Bloomberg) — Six years after the Panama Canal began a $5.25 billion expansion to capture shipments of Asian-made goods to the U.S. East Coast, the flow

February 1, 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013
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Panama Canal Authority Wants a Piece of the “Pie”, Plans to Change Fee Structure

Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) — The Panama Canal, handling 5 percent of world trade, may change how it calculates tolls for ships carrying energy cargoes to boost

January 21, 2013
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

For Nearly 2 Years Shipmaster Remains Locked In Panamanian Prison

In February 2012, gCaptain reported that in March 2011 Bulgarian shipmaster Captain Svetlozar Lyubomirov Sobadzhiev was arrested in Cristobal, Panama after 168

December 20, 2012
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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

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

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

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

November 11, 2011
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
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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

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

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

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-

April 9, 2011
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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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

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

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

November 19, 2007
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