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$17 Billion Spent On Expanding Panama Canal Will Give Passage To Monster Ships

The expanding Panama Canal is the world’s busiest maritime route, with the ability to handle some of the largest ships ever built. The current expansion project is entering the final stretch, and the Panama Canal Authority is already looking for another $17 billion for the next phase. Show More Summary

This Expedition Helped Decide The Location Of The Panama Canal

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1871, the USS Nipsic went to Limon Bay to scout out an appropriate location for the north end of the then-soon-to-be-constructed Panama Canal. Read more...

Panama Canal sets sights on new $17 billion expansion project

By Simon Gardner and Elida Moreno COCOLI, Panama (Reuters) - As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Authority Sets Sights on New, Even Bigger Expansion Project

13 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships. The post Panama Canal Authority Sets Sights on New, Even Bigger Expansion Project appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Panama Canal Sets Sight on Another Expansion

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion

Expanded Panama Canal to be Operational by April 2015

The widened Panama Canal is expected to finally be up and running in April 2016, after months of delays and cost overruns, AFP reports. The expansion project area will allow bigger ships to transit,

JIT Transit Slots Reduced at Panama Canal

   The Panama Canal has experienced an unusual increase in the number of vessels awaiting transit during the past few weeks. Several measures have been implemented to reduce the backlog,

Panama Canal Case Headed to Arbitration

 The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) and the consortium building a third set of locks for the inter-oceanic waterway said in separate statements that they will

Beware of the Dogs

I've been to Valparaiso on Chile's Pacific coast and it's a sprawling seaside town that used to be one of the most important ports in the world until the Panama Canal came along and spoiled the party. But a word of warning if you visit Valparaiso - beware of the dogs. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Authority Holds Hearing on New Toll Structure

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is holding a public hearing today on a proposed toll structure change. The proposed restructuring, which the ACP Board of Directors approved on December 24,

Nicaragua Grand Canal: Chinese-built waterway generates lots of questions

The canal would need to generate an annual income of about $5 billion, explained Sabonge. But the Panama Canal, with a transit of 13,482 ships, carrying 327 million tons, generates annual revenue of only about $2 billion, according to 2014 figures. Show More Summary

Blog: Reporters covering Nicaragua waterway project obstructed by lack of information

When Nicaragua began preliminary work on an interoceanic waterway designed to handle ships too big for the Panama Canal, some of the foreign correspondents who had flown in to cover the December groundbreaking were left high and dry...

Why Is the International Environmental Movement Silent about the Nicaragua Canal?

Juan Carlos Hidalgo Nicaragua’s plan to build an Interoceanic Canal that would rival the Panama Canal could be a major environmental disaster if it goes forward. That’s the assessment of Axel Meyer and Jorge Huete-Pérez, two scientists familiar with the project, in a recent article in Nature. Show More Summary

Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour Review

My husband, 9-week-old daughter and I embarked on the Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour with excitement. We knew we wanted to see the Miraflores Locks, one of the Panama Canal’s three famous locks, and get our bearings in the city where we’d be staying for the next week. Show More Summary

Who Can Increase the Number of Latino Engineers? Other Engineers, of Course!

Children are born naturally curious. They ask questions about why things exist, how things work, what things do. That sense of wonder doesn't end at any particular age. As a teenager living near the Panama Canal, I drew regular inspiration from one of history's major engineering feats. Show More Summary

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panama Canal

You may think you’ve known all about the Panama Canal since middle school social studies. Most people know that the Canal was built across the isthmus of Panama to save ships from having to go all the way around South America to connect from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic and back. Show More Summary

In the Race to Replace Panama, A Canal Tears Nicaragua Apart

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

The government says the transoceanic canal will be good for the economy, but foes warn of pollution and displacement.

Review: Copa Airlines Business Class Los Angeles To Panama City To Buenos Aires

Copa Airlines has a fascinating business model. World-class, it ain’t, but it is a uniquely efficient carrier focusing on what might be one of the most convenient hubs in the world. With the Panama Canal in its backyard, Panama CityShow More Summary

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