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Ship Photos of the Day – 1,000 Vessels Through the Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has marked the 1000th Neopanamax vessel to use the waterway since the inauguration of the Expanded Canal less than nine months ago. On Sunday, March 19, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s containership MSC Anzu made the...Show More Summary

Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes 1000th Neopanamax Vessel

Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal has announced that it has welcomed its 1,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway, highlighting the importance of the route and customers’ continued faith in the safe…

Panama Canal to Launch New Scheduling, Management System

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), said that its software has been selected by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to plan, schedule and optimize all vessels transit operations through the Canal to reduce costs…

Meyer's Group Orders Tugs for New Panama Canal Locks

The Meyer's Group has ordered two Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group…

Panama Canal to Launch Vessel Scheduling and Management System

In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal has announced that it will launch a state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to further optimize costs, improve safety and increase the overall…

Fancy Software Brings the Panama Canal Into the 21st Century

Sophisticated logistics and planning software will ensure the world's freighters navigate the canal quickly and efficiently. The post Fancy Software Brings the Panama Canal Into the 21st Century appeared first on WIRED.

Isthmus will compete with Panama Canal

A 3-billion-peso (US $153-million) investment seeks to spur economic development in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec interoceanic corridor through a comprehensive project that will connect the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific FULL STORY The post Isthmus will compete with Panama Canal appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Panama Canal Sets Back-to-Back-to-Back Tonnage Records

The Panama Canal set yet another daily tonnage record in February 2017 with a total of 1,180 vessel transits totaling 1.18 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS). The previous record was established the month prior in January 2017 when the Canal recorded a daily tonnage average of 1.16 PC/UMS. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Sets Daily Tonnage Record

In February 2017, the Panama Canal set a new daily tonnage record of 1.18 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) after welcoming a total of 1,180 vessels through both the expanded and original locks, the Panama Canal Authority reported. The previous…

Panama Canal Expansion Boots US East Coast Port Volumes

As the Panama Canal’s newly operational expanded lane helps set monthly tonnage records, the project’s impacts are being felt along the U.S. East Coast. Effects of the canal’s expansion are reverberating well-beyond Panama’s shores, as ports…

Panama Canal Sets Monthly Tonnage Record

The Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record in January 2017 with 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) and 1,260 ships transiting through both the Expanded and original locks. The previous record was established the month prior, in December 2016, when 1,166 ships transited the waterway for a total of 35.4 million PC/UMS. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Sets Monthly Tonnage Record

In January 2017, the Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record of 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), with the transit of 1,260 ships through both the Expanded and original locks. The previous record was established the month prior…

Damen Shiprepair Sets Up Shop in Caribbean

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen has officially taken over the management of the former Curaçao Droogdok Maatschappij, a shiprepair yard strategically located in the Dutch Caribbean, close to the Panama Canal and just out of reach of powerful hurricanes. Show More Summary

Old Ships, Not Enough New Tricks?

As widely expected, the opening of the new, expanded locks at the Panama Canal in June 2016 has considerably impacted the ‘old Panamax’ containership sector, says a report by Clarkson Research Services. The displacement of these narrow beam vessels…

Ship Photos of the Day – First Tug and Barge Through Panama Canal’s Larger Locks

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The new locks of the Panama Canal saw another milestone on this month with the successful transit of TradeWinds Towing tug Hollywood and barge JMC 3336. This was the first transit by a tug and barge through the new locks. The tug and...Show More Summary

Container Shipping: What next for the smaller TEU fleet? (Part 2)

The smaller TEU vessels have struggled to find a logical home since the Panama Canal expansion as logistics companies are utilizing the neo-Panamax gauge for economies of scale. This leaves the 1,000-4,999 TEU fleet to face the continued...Show More Summary

Is 2017 The Apex Of Shipping?

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  By Captain George Livingstone                          Well 2016 was quite a year for international shipping; the new ultra large locks of Panama Canal opened, the expanded Suez Canal went into high gear, one of the biggest container shipping lines in the world went bankrupt and national […] The post Is 2017 The Apex Of Shipping? appeared first on gCaptain.

2010-Built Panamax Containership ‘Hammonia Grenada’ Sold for Scrap

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Another 7-year-old panamax containership is headed to the breakers, all but solidifying the death of the panamax-class amid global shipping’s downturn and the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. Sources familiar with the matter tell us that 2010-built, 4,250 teu M/V Hammonia Grenada has been sold for about $5.5 million. Show More Summary

Ship Photos of the Day – Teekay LNG Carrier ‘Oak Spirit’ Transits Panama Canal

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Today’s ship photos come to us from shipowner Teekay showing the LNG carrier Oak Spirit transiting the Panama Canal. The Oak Spirit was delivered to Teekay August, joining its sister vessel Creole Spirit as the second M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI)-Type LNG carrier in the world. Show More Summary

Delay Averted with Underwater Sterntube Renewal

Hydrex Underwater Technology has assisted an excavation vessel hemorrhaging oil from a stern tube seal entangled with steel wire to pass safely through the Panama Canal. The 156m long, Dutch-owned vessel was unable to make the canal transit until the propeller shaft seal had been repaired…

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