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Funding evaporates for Nicaragua's $50 billion ocean-to-ocean canal

Nicaragua's ambitious dream of building a canal to rival Panama's famous waterway looks in peril as doubts pile up over whether its Chinese investor can cough up the $50 billion needed, analysts say. The project "has remained completely...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

Executives from U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy met with representatives from the Panama Canal this week in Panama to discuss the waterway’s growing LNG vessel segment. Since the opening of the Expanded Panama Canal in 2016, LNG has...Show More Summary

Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Appoint Chapter Leader

The Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) recently appointed Russell Bassett to serve as the chapter’s Front Range Sponsor/Events Coordinator. Russ was born in the Panama Canal Zone when it was a U.S. territory, raised in Missouri and Nebraska, shipped all over the country and world by the U.S. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Sees LNG Carrier Traffic Rising 50%

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers traversing the Panama Canal is expected to jump 50 percent by September due to rising exports of the fuel from the United States, the head of the canal’s governing agency told Reuters. Show More Summary

How did a deadly tropical fungus get to the temperate environs of the Pacific Northwest?

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In what is being described as 'The Teddy Roosevelt effect,' a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Canal, according to a new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Show More Summary

Turkey unveils route of 45 km 'Istanbul Canal'

The Turkish government on Monday unveiled the route of its planned new canal for Istanbul, a hugely ambitious 45 kilometre (28 mile) project designed to be its answer to the famed artificial shipping lanes in Panama or Egypt's Suez.

Michael Shannon’s Sympathy For The Devil Of ‘The Shape Of Water’

If you're an adventurer like Michael Shannon's Colonel Strickland in The Shape of Water, trek to the Panama Canal and swim eight miles west. You'll land on Barro Colorado Island where almost a century ago, Shannon's grandfather Raymond Corbett Shannon christened Shannon's Cove. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Increases Maximum Draft Limit for Vessels Using Neopanamax Locks

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced it will increase in the maximum allowable draft for vessels using the new Neopanamaz locks after recent rainfall brought the Gatun and Alajuela Lakes to their operating limits. Effective...Show More Summary

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

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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!

6 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

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