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Nicaragua Canal Construction to Begin in December, Committee Says

Construction of Nicaragua's $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, expected to rival the Panama Canal, will begin Dec. 22 after feasibility studies have been approved, the committee overseeing the project said on Thursday. The post Nicaragua Canal Construction to Begin in December, Committee Says appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Panama Canal Delegates Meet with Japanese Customers

A Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA) and the major Japanese shipping lines,

Colts Still a Year Away from Breaking Through the AFC's Glass Ceiling

The Colts will make the playoffs this year. It's the biggest lock this side of the Panama Canal. Football Outsiders gives them a 98 percent chance of reaching the postseason, based on team quality (very good), upcoming schedule (mostly downhill sledding after Sunday night) and divisional opposition (stifled laugh). Show More Summary

Final Shipment of Gates for Expanded Panama Canal Delivered

The expansion of the Panama Canal reached a significant milestone Wednesday with the arrival of the final shipment of gates for the new locks. The post Final Shipment of Gates for Expanded Panama Canal Delivered appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Final Gates Shipment Arrives to Panama Canal

The final shipment of gates has arrived to the Panama Canal today for the new locks as part of the canal’s expansion project. The four gates arrived on

Garbed in Glory: Remembering MY Veteran

As I grew up in The Canal Zone, which existed in the Republic of Panama, I often remember visiting Air Force bases like Albrook Air Force Base. I remember the sense of order that American servicemen and women brought to the Base. Everything appeared in its place, every building, while the same, enjoyed a high level of care. Show More Summary

Crowley Transports First of Eight New Pacific-Side Gates for Expanded Panama Canal

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 successfully delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion, marking the arrival of the first new gate on the Pacific side. The post Crowley Transports First of Eight New Pacific-Side Gates for Expanded Panama Canal appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Panama Canal Pilots Warn of Major Operational Issues Still Facing Expanded Canal

By Captain Rainiero Salas, President –  Panama Canal Pilots Association In 2006, the Panama Canal Administration determined the Canal needed to be expanded in order to remain competitive. A detailed [...] The post Panama Canal Pilots Warn of Major Operational Issues Still Facing Expanded Canal appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Crowley Transports Panama Canal Gate

  Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 successfully delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion.

Panama Canal Registers Increased Tonnage in 2014

The Panama Canal registered an increase in tonnage to 326.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) during fiscal year 2014 ending on September 30, according to results released this week by [...] The post Panama Canal Registers Increased Tonnage in 2014 appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Panama Canal Registers Tonnage Increase

The Panama Canal registered an increase in tonnage to 326.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) during fiscal year 2014 which concluded on September 30. This figure

Panama Canal Acquires Tugboat

  The Panama Canal received today Cerro Ancon, the last of the 14 tractor tugs of its new fleet. These new tugboats will allow the Canal to offer a more efficient

Panama Canal Takes Last Tugboat of New Fleet

The Panama Canal has  received  Cerro Ancon, the last of the 14 tractor tugs of its new fleet. These new tugboats will allow the Canal to offer a more efficient

ACP, Port Everglades DiscussPartnership

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) received a delegation from Port Everglades led by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief and Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire.

Panama Canal Cruise Season Begins

The Panama Canal cruise ship season has officially begun with the transit of the Coral Princess, in a repositioning voyage from Los Angeles, California to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Frank Gehry’s Origami-Like Biomuseo Opens in Panama City

As if its multicolored facade wasn't eye-catching enough, the Biomuseo is prominently sited on the highly visible Amador Causeway at the Pacific mouth of the Panama Canal. The 44,132-square-foot building will serve as a major civic and educational resource

Panama Canal Expansion Offers LNG Opportunities

When the Panama Canal expansion is completed, an estimated 80 percent of the world’s liquefied natural gas shipping fleet will be able to pass through it, which is good news for various players in the US LNG sector looking to move product to Asia, according to Oil & Energy Insider. Currently, the canal is too […]

MHI Receives Order for Very Large LPG Carrier

Vessel to Provide World's Highest Level of Energy Efficiency, with Specifications Enabling Passage through New Panama Canal. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Preventive Measures at Panama Canal Against Ebola

  The Panama Canal Authority, in coordination with the country's Ministry of Health (MINSA), is taking the following measures to prevent the spread of the

12 Teddy Roosevelt Quotes On Courage, Leadership, And Success

Among US presidents, Teddy Roosevelt stands out. He's the only one to win both the Nobel Prize and the Medal of Honor. Plus, he busted up corporate trusts, fathered the Panama Canal, and set aside 230 million acres of land for public good, kickstarting the American conservation movement. Show More Summary

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