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U.S. Gas Has a Panama Canal Problem That’s Got No Easy Fix

By Michael McDonald and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — It seemed at the time like a somewhat random, and amazingly fortuitous, coincidence. Just as the Panama Canal was unveiling a new, fatter set of locks, U.S. shale drillers were readying their very first exports of liquefied natural gas. Show More Summary

Panama cashes in on wealthy retirees and expat investors

Over the past decade, the expat world has expanded to include far-flung destinations in every corner of the world. The latest haven for expats with a view to investment as well as the good life is Panama, home to the iconic Canal as well as a host of new updates and improvements aimed at attracting wealthier tourists, retirees and... Expats Blog -

Panama Canal Increases Daily Number of Neopanamax Vessel Slots as Efficiency Improves

The Panama Canal will increase the number of daily booking slots available for Neopanamax vessels from six to seven as Canal operations become more efficient, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced. The increased number of daily slots became effective December 1, 2017. Show More Summary

Add Cargo Shipping to the List of Industries Contributing to Global Warming

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The platform overlooking the Panama Canal’s Pacific exit is buzzing with energy on a muggy October afternoon. Tourists cram together, jostling for the best views of the blue container ship gliding by in the gray-green water below. The ship’s crewmembers wave from […]

American Gas Exporters Looking for Even-Shorter Shortcut Through Mexico, Bypassing Panama Canal

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Ryan Collins and Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) — Since the first shale gas export terminal opened in Louisiana last year, America’s drillers have seen at least 75 cargoes of their fuel sail through the Panama Canal bound for markets in Asia. Show More Summary

Bigger Locks Help Panama Canal to Record Year in 2017

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Panama Canal Authority has reported better-than-forecasted transit figures in 2017 while simultaneously setting set a new overall tonnage record driven by the added capacity of the Expanded Panama Canal’s first full year in operation. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Authority to Allow Booking Slot Swaps Among Alliance Members

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Panama Canal Authority has announced that it will start allowing the swapping and substitution of booking slots between vessels belonging to the same shipping alliance. Under the new rules, which will go into effect on December 1,...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Marks 2,000 Transits Through Expanded Locks

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Panama Canal has marked the 2,000 transits of the expanded Neopanamax locks as more and more bigger ships are replacing older Panamax vessels on the route. The conatinership COSCO Yantian completed the 2,000 transit through the Expanded Panama Canal on Tuesday, heading north (from the Pacific to the Atlantic). Show More Summary

Building a Better Robot – One That Won’t Murder You

Occupational hazards exist in every industry, and we used to adhere to the notion of “acceptable losses” for certain projects. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died under the French leadership of the Panama Canal’s construction, and another 6,000 when the Americans finally finished it in 1914 — two years ahead of its target date. Show More Summary

Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project

Nicaragua has renewed an environmental permit for a Chinese company to go ahead with planned construction of a cross-country shipping canal to rival the one in Panama, a government document published Wednesday showed. The permission was renewed back in April but was not made public until the release of the report on the mega-project. Show More Summary

Panama's native tree species excel in infertile tropical soils

(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Smithsonian scientists and collaborators including the Panama Canal Authority confirm that native tree species performed very well in field trials and would be preferable to teak in the poor soils of the Panama Canal watershed.

CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt Breaks Panama Canal Capacity Record on Way to U.S. East Coast – 14,855 TEU!

4 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

MV CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt breaks the record for the largest capacity ship to use the Panama Canal’s new Expanded Locks, August 22, 2017. Photo: Panama Canal Authority " data-medium-file="http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DH2XTMsUQAAThs_-300x200.jpg"...Show More Summary

Sorry, Mike Pence, Donald Trump is the anti-Teddy Roosevelt

Vice President Mike Pence went to the Panama Canal last week and gave a speech comparing his boss to President Teddy Roosevelt, who played a key role in getting the canal built. “And in President Donald Trump, I think the United States once again has a president whose vision, energy, and can-do spirit is reminiscent of […]

Mike Pence Says Donald Trump Has 'Can-Do Spirit' Like Teddy Roosevelt

Vice President Mike Pence compared Donald Trump's "can-do spirit" to Teddy Roosevelt during a recent visit to the Panama Canal.

Mike Pence Says Donald Trump Has ‘Can-Do Spirit’ Like Teddy Roosevelt

Vice President Mike Pence compared his boss to Teddy Roosevelt during a visit to the Panama Canal Thursday, saying the two shared a “can-do spirit” at a time when Trump has been widely criticized for his response to the violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville. “In President Donald Trump, I think the United States once…

Pence likens Trump to one of his heroes: Teddy Roosevelt

PANAMA CITY — On a normal day, Vice President Pence’s praise of his boss knows few limits. But on Thursday, it seemed to reach a new level. During a visit to the Panama Canal here, Pence spoke of President Trump as the modern reincarnation of one of the vice president’s personal heroes, former president Theodore […]

Pence touring Panama Canal

Vice President Mike Pence will tour the newly expanded Panama Canal Thursday as he wraps up a truncated trip to Latin America. Pence also is expected to meet with Panamanian … Click to Continue »

Bill Murray saw 'Groundhog Day' on Broadway last night and was extremely Bill Murray

When one recalls the 1993 fantasy-comedy Harold Ramis classic Groundhog Day, a few things come to mind: Bill Murray, snow, groundhogs, time, consequence, and of course....The Panama Canal? SEE ALSO: David Letterman is coming back to TV with Netflix deal Well, now Groundhog Day is playing on Broadway. Show More Summary

Panama Canal’s New Tolls Structure Approved

Modifications to the Panama Canal tolls structure have been approved by the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama. After a thorough analysis of the current utilization and productivity of the Neopanamax Locks, and after meetings with Panama Canal executives…

New Panama Canal Toll Structure Approved

4 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Panama’s government has approved a plan to modify the toll structure for ships using the Panama Canal.  The plan, which came at the recommendation of the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) Board of Directors, was developed through consultation...Show More Summary

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