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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!

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

Sorry, Mike Pence, Donald Trump is the anti-Teddy Roosevelt

Vice President Mike Pence went to the Panama Canal last week and gave a speech comparing his boss to President Teddy Roosevelt, who played a key role in getting the canal built. “And in President Donald Trump, I think the United States once again has a president whose vision, energy, and can-do spirit is reminiscent of […]

Mike Pence Says Donald Trump Has 'Can-Do Spirit' Like Teddy Roosevelt

Vice President Mike Pence compared Donald Trump's "can-do spirit" to Teddy Roosevelt during a recent visit to the Panama Canal.

Mike Pence Says Donald Trump Has ‘Can-Do Spirit’ Like Teddy Roosevelt

Vice President Mike Pence compared his boss to Teddy Roosevelt during a visit to the Panama Canal Thursday, saying the two shared a “can-do spirit” at a time when Trump has been widely criticized for his response to the violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville. “In President Donald Trump, I think the United States once…

Pence likens Trump to one of his heroes: Teddy Roosevelt

PANAMA CITY — On a normal day, Vice President Pence’s praise of his boss knows few limits. But on Thursday, it seemed to reach a new level. During a visit to the Panama Canal here, Pence spoke of President Trump as the modern reincarnation of one of the vice president’s personal heroes, former president Theodore […]

Pence touring Panama Canal

Vice President Mike Pence will tour the newly expanded Panama Canal Thursday as he wraps up a truncated trip to Latin America. Pence also is expected to meet with Panamanian … Click to Continue »

Bill Murray saw 'Groundhog Day' on Broadway last night and was extremely Bill Murray

When one recalls the 1993 fantasy-comedy Harold Ramis classic Groundhog Day, a few things come to mind: Bill Murray, snow, groundhogs, time, consequence, and of course....The Panama Canal? SEE ALSO: David Letterman is coming back to TV with Netflix deal Well, now Groundhog Day is playing on Broadway. Show More Summary

Panama Canal’s New Tolls Structure Approved

Modifications to the Panama Canal tolls structure have been approved by the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama. After a thorough analysis of the current utilization and productivity of the Neopanamax Locks, and after meetings with Panama Canal executives…

New Panama Canal Toll Structure Approved

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Panama’s government has approved a plan to modify the toll structure for ships using the Panama Canal.  The plan, which came at the recommendation of the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) Board of Directors, was developed through consultation...Show More Summary

Panama Canal wins $193 million arbitration over payments

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The head of the Panama Canal Authority said on Monday a Miami-based arbitration board rejected a demand by Spanish-led GUPC consortium for $192.8 million to cover cost overruns during the building of a third set of locks for the century-old waterway.

Fight against planned Nicaragua Canal goes to inter-American body

A rural movement in Nicaragua that opposes the government's plan to build a cross-country canal to rival Panama's on Wednesday said it has taken its fight to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The matter would be lodged in...Show More Summary

Monjasa on Panama Canal Bunker Market

The Panama Canal expansion not only brings new routing and transit opportunities to the global shipping community. Marking one year of the official inauguration of the new locks of the Panama Canal, Monjasa reports of increasing supply volumes.

Monjasa Reports Panama Canal Supply Growth

Physical bunker supplier Monjasa has been active in the Panama Canal since 2011 and established a physical presence for operations and bunker trading in Panama City in 2015. Now one year after the official inauguration of the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Does Some Good While Upending Historic Trade Routes

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — Fresh from a $5.25 billion, nine-year expansion that’s upending decades-old trade routes, it turns out the Panama Canal is also doing a little good for the planet. By offering a short-cut to deliver...Show More Summary

Expanded Panama Canal Celebrates First Anniversary

The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway and a defining moment for the people of Panama and the global maritime industry.

Twitter Is Having Tons Of Fun With Trump’s Odd Statement About Panama Canal

"The Panama Canal is doing quite well,” Trump said to Panama’s president. “I think we did a good job building it, right?"

Expanded Panama Canal Marks One Year Since Opening

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Panama Canal is marking the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of the new Expanded Canal, describing the milestone as one of the most significant events in the waterway’s 102-year history and a defining moment for the people of Panama and the global maritime industry. Show More Summary

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