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Egypt Mistakenly Commemorates Suez Canal With A Stamp Picturing Panama

With the multibillion dollar expansion of the Suez Canal underway, Egypt proudly issued a commemorative stamp to pay tribute to the historical waterway. But, as it turns out, the team commissioned to design the stamp showcased the wrong...Show More Summary

Egypt celebrates new Suez Canal with stamp of Panama Canal

Social media users proved the embarrassing gaffe was real after officials insisted the stamps were 'fakes' One-Minute Read Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 1:08pm The Egyptian Minister of Communications, Atef Helmy, has halted the production...Show More Summary

Egypt celebrate new Suez Canal with stamp of Panama Canal

Credits: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Alt Text: A tanker ship in the Suez Canal Social media users proved the embarrassing gaffe was real after officials insisted the stamps were 'fakes' One-Minute Read Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 1:08pm The...Show More Summary

Oops! Egypt’s Suez Canal stamps show Panama Canal

Here’s hoping the digging goes better. Egyptians were so excited about plans for a new and improved Suez Canal they issued commemorative postage stamps — showing the Panama Canal.

Scotland's first major overseas colony ....in Panama 1698

Difficult European projects in Central and South America, of interest at least to historians, are not new to this blog. Consider for example the French scandal in building the Panama Canal and the ultimate failure of the Australian socialist utopia in Paraguay. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Expansion Spurs Investment Opportunities

By Michael Hooper: Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) and BNSF Railway, a holding of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B), own lucrative rail lines to West Coast ports, giving them an advantage over East Coast rivals CSX (NYSE: CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC). Show More Summary

Panama Canal Receives Third Shipment of Gates for Expansion

The third shipment of four gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal Expansion has arrived to the Atlantic entrance of the waterway, the Panama Canal Authority

Panama to Start Testing New Canal Locks in Mid-2015

Tests with ships will begin in mid-2015 on a new set of locks that are a key component of an expansion of the Panama Canal, the waterway's chief said on Sunday. The post Panama to Start Testing New Canal Locks in Mid-2015 appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Panama Canal's JIT Transit Service Modified

The arrival time for vessels that have been awarded a JIT (Just-in-Time) Transit Service at Panama Canal will be determined based on the conditions listed below,

Panama Canal Infrastructure to be Valued by VRC

Leading provider of independent valuations, Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) says it has been engaged by the Panama Canal Authority to value the locks, dams,

Panama Canal Generates VER Carbon Credits

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs it has certified Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) or carbon credits, within the framework of the Sustainable Forest

The Mesmerising Traffic Of The Panama Canal In A Fascinating Time Lapse

I can watch this time-lapse video of the Panama Canal’s ship traffic forever. Up, down, up, down — so mesmerising. More »      

Return To Pangaea

by Dish Staff Morgan Meis meditates on the symbolic meaning of the Panama Canal, which officially opened 100 years ago this month: [F]or all this talk of progress and accumulated knowledge of the continents and seas, there is also something prehistoric about the desire to bring all the continents closer together. That’s because they were […]

10 of History's Deadliest Construction Projects

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago this month, one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. It was also one of the greatest sacrifices of human life in the name of construction, but tragically, it was far from the most deadly project in history. Read more...

The Panama Canal: Part 3 of 3

1904-1914: construction and initial operations of the canal The new Republic of Panama, initially represented by Bunau-Varilla, granted the United States perpetual rights to the canal and a large area of eight kilometers on each side of it in exchange for a sum of 10 million dollars and an annual rental payment of $250,000. Once the U.S. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Opens 2nd Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) opens today the Second International Maintenance Congress with the participation of 26 international and six local experts to promote

Panama Canal: The Billion Dollar Challenge

Panama Canal expansion will cost operators, insurers As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks

Time-Lapse Videos of Ships Passing Through the Panama Canal

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTube user ZipCam has posted some fascinating video of ship traffic in the Panama Canal shot over a two-day period in April 2012 at the Miraflores locks portion of the canal, where water is drained and filled before allowing ships through. When they were begun in 1914, the locks were considered one of the world’s […]

Time-Lapse Video of Panama Canal Traffic Is Simply Sublime

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

The Panama Canal opened for business 100 years ago this month. By 2005, 5% of the world's seagoing traffic crossed it, including 70% of the cargo heading in and out of the United States. It remains, even today, a technological and logistical marvel. Show More Summary

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