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A Concrete Sample Was Pulled from the New Panama Canal Locks and It Does Not Look Good

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  A core sample pulled from the concrete of the Cocoli Locks where cracks and leaks have appeared does not bode well for the Panama Canal expansion project, which is on a strict deadline for completion in April 2016. The crack and subsequent...Show More Summary

The Panama Canal Construction Process through Amazing Vintage Photos

The Panama Canal, a 77.1-kilometre (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean, was began to construct in 1881 by France, but had to stop because of engineering problems and high mortality due to disease. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Crisis – Are You Prepared?

Categories: Logistics, Sponsored Article, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: Process & Best Practice, viewpoint Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from riskmethods. On Friday Aug. 7, the Panamanian government declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing drought. Show More Summary

PHOTO: Close-Up Look at Panama Canal Crack

A new photo gives a close-up view of the crack that threatens the completion of the project to expand the Panama Canal.  As gCaptain reported over the weekend, the crack and subsequent leaks appeared in the concrete of one of the interior...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Authority Says New Locks Timeline Not Impacted by Crack

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said Monday that a crack that has formed in one of the new locks making up the expanded Panama Canal should not impact the ‘Third Set of Locks’ project completion timeline, but the scope of the repairs needed to fix issue has not been revealed. Show More Summary

A Big Crack Now Threatens the Panama Canal Expansion – VIDEO

  A crack that has formed in one of the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal could potentially threaten the delivery of the project as scheduled. The crack formed in what is known as the sill of the new Cocoli Locks on the Panama Canal’s Pacific side. Show More Summary

Draft Restriction at Panama Canal Postponed

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an updated Advisory to Shipping to alert all Canal shipping agents, owners and operators that water conditions

China's Building a Huge Canal in Nicaragua, But We Couldn't Find It

``It is true, as supporters of the canal quickly point out, that public works of this magnitude tend to move in fits and starts. The Panama Canal itself was decades in the making. However, for a project that made so little sense to so...Show More Summary

Video: Expanded Panama Canal Meets Pacific Ocean

This video shows the process of removing the barrier separating the waters of the Pacific Ocean from the new Cocoli locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, marking another milestone in the construction of the ‘Third Set of Locks’. Photos courtesy micanaldepanama.com The post Video: Expanded Panama Canal Meets Pacific Ocean appeared first on gCaptain.

This Day in Labor History: August 15, 1914

On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, completing one of the great engineering projects of the time, one that recreated racialized labor norms of the United States in Panama while also demonstrating how sanitary reforms could save workers lives. It also served to connect the imperial empire of labor the United States was building […]

Drought Causes Draft Restrictions in the Panama Canal

Draught conditions have led the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to set draft restrictions for vessels operating in the canal.   ACP described the restriction as

Panama Canal Expansion Strike Averted

  The main contractor in the Panama Canal expansion project says it has reached an agreement with the local labor union, avoiding a labor strike that threatened the completion of the new expanded waterway as scheduled. In a statement...Show More Summary

Looming Labor Strike Could Delay Panama Canal Expansion

  A looming labor strike could delay the opening of the expanded Panama Canal’s Third Set of Locks unless the main contractor behind the project can reach an agreement with subcontractors over wage increases. Panama’s labor union SUNTRACS...Show More Summary

After Suez and Panama, Time to Build the Kra Canal!

Initiated by China, the "One Belt, One Road" strategy will gradually reshape the Eurasian continent, but within this grand vision of a "New Silk Road", it is the construction of the Kra Canal in the south of Thailand which could have...Show More Summary

Workers Strike in Panama Canal Locks Project

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a press release stating it has learned of a National Union of Workers of Construction and Similar Industries (SUNTRACS)

El Niño Drought Forces Panama Canal Draft Restrictions

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) says it will set temporary draft restrictions on vessels transiting the Canal because of drought caused by El Niño. In a recent Advisory to Shipping, the ACP warned shipping agents, owners and operators...Show More Summary

Panama Canal to Limit Cargo on Bigger Ships amid El Nino Drought

The Panama Canal Authority said that next month it will temporarily limit the amount of cargo for larger ships using the waterway because drought has lowered water

Panama Canal to Limit Ship Size Due to Drought

The Panama Canal Authority says it will temporarily cut the size of ships allowed through because of drought caused by El Nino. From Sept. 8, the maximum draft of ships will be cut to 39 feet, which may affect up to 20% of traffic. The Panama Canal celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, having seen more than a million ships pass through. Show More Summary

Panama temporarily restricts draft of vessels in the canal

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The Panama Canal Authority will temporarily lower the maximum draft of ships passing through the canal, due to droughts caused by El Nino, authorities said on Friday.

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