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Panama Canal: Assessing the Risk & Reward

The Panama Canal’s impact on shipping routes and vessel sizes since it opened in 1914 is undisputed. This will continue with the opening of a third channel for larger vessels in 2016.

Ship Hits Panama Canal

 The Panama Canal authority  (ACP) says a Chinese container ship’s damaging scrape with the canal’s new wider locks was caused by bad weather,

Bigger Panama Canal logs one incident in first month: Administrator

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has only recorded one incident since the inauguration of its third set of locks, and it was weather-related, its head said on Tuesday.

First LNG Vessel Transits Expanded Panama Canal

Today, the Panama Canal marked another milestone with the transit of the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier through its expanded locks.   Shell-chartered

Panama Canal Design Concerns Renewed After Ship Hits Wall

A Chinese container ship hit a wall of the new lane of the Panama Canal, a Canal Authority official and a local ship agent said on Monday, the third such incident since the expanded waterway opened one month ago amid design concerns....Show More Summary

Ship hits wall of Panama Canal, renews design concerns

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Chinese container ship hit a wall of the new lane of the Panama Canal, a Canal Authority official and a local ship agent said on Monday, the third such incident since the expanded waterway opened one month ago amid design concerns.

First LNG Carrier Transits 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 that is being ushered in with the opening of the canal’s larger locks last month. The LNG carrier Maran Gas ApolloniaShow More Summary

Panama Canal Launches Green Award System

The Panama Canal has launched the Green Connection Award, a new initiative to recognize customers who demonstrate excellent environmental stewardship, and to encourage

Thyssenkrupp Involves in Panama Canal Expansion

Thyssenkrupp supplied 14 innovative elevators for expansion of the Panama Canal, seven for each new lock complex, one of which is on the Atlantic side and the other on the Pacific.

Panama Canal Expansion: A Potential Supply-Chain Game Changer

Panama Canal Expansion: A Potential Supply-Chain Game Changer By Harold L. Sirkin Many investors, public and private alike, are making big bets on U.S. infrastructure projects tied to expansion of the Panama Canal, which started moving supersized container ships through its wider, deeper channel and locks on June 26. The canal’s expansion was [...]

Containership Damaged After Hitting Wall in Panama Canal’s New Locks

A neopanamax containership has suffered a gash to its hull after bumping into the wall of one of the new locks making up the expanded Panama Canal. According to reports the 8,500 teu containership MV Xin Fei Zhou scrapped the side during...Show More Summary

Maersk Line Reroutes Asia

US East Coast service through the Panama Canal to improve transit times significantly!   Maersk Line will transform its TP12 service in to a standalone, around-the-world

First U.S. LNG shipment to cross expanded Panama Canal

The United States will ship its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo through an expanded Panama Canal next week.   The waterway shaves distances between

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 of the Panama Canal’s biggest customers, and with the opening of the...Show More Summary

Robert Morgan, senator who cast crucial votes for Panama Canal treaties, dies at 90

The votes brought a swift end to his Senate career, but he stood by them all his life.

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 Maran Gas Apollonia vessel is scheduled to pass through the...Show More Summary

WWL Adds Another Neo-Panamax

Themis is Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ (WWL) fourth Neo-Panamax class vessel, which means it is built for the expanded Panama Canal inaugurated June 26.   Like her sister vessels,

A Painful Shipping Record – Vessel Scrapping

 More containership capacity is being demolished than ever before, including old-design ships made redundant by the new Panama Canal. Drewry checks if this

Robert B. Morgan, Senator Undone by His Panama Canal Votes, Dies at 90

Mr. Morgan, who represented North Carolina in the Senate, backed the treaty to give the canal to Panama and lost his re-election bid because of it.

LA area Port Traffic Mostly Unchanged in June

Special note: Now that the expansion to the Panama Canal has been completed, some of traffic that used the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will probably go through the canal. This could impact TEUs on the West Coast.Container traffic...Show More Summary

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