WATCH: First of Panama Canal’s Giant New Gates Arrive in Panama

The first four gates for the Panama Canal's new, larger locks have arrived in Colon, Panama in what is being called a major milestone in the expansion of the vital waterway. Authorities with the Panama Canal said that the new gates arrived Tuesday morning on board the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, STX Sun Rise from the port of Trieste, Italy. Built by subcontractor … [Read more...]

The Post-Panamax’s Are Coming: U.S. Explores Options

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on Wednesday submitted to Congress it's awaited "U.S. Port and Inland Waterways Modernization" report as the U.S. prepares for an increase in post-panamax vessels.  "Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels", as the report is titled", set out to identify capacity maintenance and expansion issues associated with the deployment of post-Panamax … [Read more...]