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Panama Canal Fever Sweeps Globe Again as New Era in Trade Nears

By Alex Nussbaum and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — A century after transforming global markets, the Panama Canal is about to redraw world trade once again. Nine years of construction work, at a cost of more than $5 billion, have equipped...Show More Summary

Shuttle tank caps 41-day journey with trip through streets of Los Angeles

After a 41-day journey marked by stormy seas, a trip through the Panama Canal and a rescue off the Baja California coast, the last unflown space shuttle external fuel tank has arrived at its new home here in Los Angeles.

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 draft limits. The limit was set following...Show More Summary

A Slice of History: Visiting the Panama Canal

When it comes to places like the Panama Canal I’m such a nerd. I get a true thrill from visiting the places I read about as a child, never dreaming I’d see them in person (Easter Island is still my favorite). So the one place I knew I wanted to visit on my mileage run […]

Panama Canal project opens up 21m-year-old history

Despite delays and additional expenditure, the discovery of fossils opens up "a time of exploration".

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Completes $11 Mln Dock Renovation

Tulsa primed to expand shipping capacity as Panama Canal nears completion   After more than two years of phased construction, officials at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa

What Happens When You Park Your Bike in Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco – His Legacy Parked on the Sidewalk

TweetWhy on Earth would he go to Brazil to give tips on the already-failed 2016 Summer Olympics, or to Panama to look at a canal – I mean, how is that kind of stuff official business? Anyway, the best parts of your bike are now gone, so all that’s left to do is prop the […]

The new Panama Canal is opening soon and will cause an 'evolution' in a vital US industry

On October 9, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson opened the Panama Canal by dynamiting the final dikes holding the water at bay. He did it from the comfort of the White House, keying a telegraph transmitter which set off the explosion from...Show More Summary

Panama Canal expansion exposes U.S. infrastructure, shipper woes

By Nick Carey (Reuters) - The $5.2 billion expansion of the Panama Canal was expected to make U.S. East Coast ports more competitive for cargo ships carrying televisions, tennis shoes and other products from Asia. But those hopes are fading. Show More Summary

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 won the drawing to be selected as the first and only vessel to make transit on the inauguration day. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Dismisses ITF Claims

The Panama Canal has dismisses claims by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) that questions industry standards and the operation of the Expanded Panama Canal’s new locks.

China COSCO to be First through the Expanded Panama Canal

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway’s inauguration on Sunday, June 26.

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 canal insiders’ concerns that the design of the new locks...Show More Summary

101 Years as a Cornerstone of the Global Transportation System

With just months separating us from the inauguration and commercial opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the excitement's been palpable. It's apparent among the Canal's customers, the industry in general and throughout Panama. Soon,...Show More Summary

Shuttle tank, meet canal: Engineering wonders cross paths in Panama

Two modern engineering marvels crossed paths this week here in Central America, as the last unflown space shuttle external fuel tank passed through the Panama Canal during a multi-week voyage from New Orleans to Los Angeles.

Panama Canal to Hold Lottery to Pick First Vessel Through Expanded Canal

The Panama Canal is set to hold a lottery to select the first vessel to transit through the Expanded Canal when it is inaugurated on Sunday, June 26. The Panama Canal Authority has invited its top 15 customer to participate in the drawing,...Show More Summary

Panama Canal’s Emission Reduction Initiatives Highlighted

Last week, the Panama Canal participated as a part of the Panamanian delegation 69th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment

21-Million-Year Old Monkey Fossils Are Oldest Ever Found in North America

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Scientists found the teeth of ancient capuchin relative during the expansion of the Panama Canal.

The Chinese merchant marine to use the Arctic Sea

The People's Republic of China has published a 356-page manual for its merchant marine, in order to influence their use of the Arctic Ocean. This route is one third shorter than the passage via the Panama Canal. So far, only one merchant ship, the Canadian Nunavik (photo), has used this North-West route alone. Show More Summary

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