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Xylem Wins $6M Panama Canal Expansion Project Contract

Water technology company Xylem has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide pumps in the Panama Canal expansion program. Xylem is providing its heavy duty Godwin dewatering pumps to fill the third set of basin locks on the Pacific Ocean sector, with 1.7 billion gallons of water, as part of performance trials for the […]

Panama Canal Expansion Project Nearing Completion – Project Update

The Panama Canal Expansion Program is nearing completion with the construction of the Third Set of Locks reaching 90% completion this month. The Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. Show More Summary

The Giant New Panama Canal Will Change the Global Economy (Again)

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A few months ago, hundreds of tourists, sightseers, and workers in Panama City crowded into a deep canyon of concrete to witness another wonder of the world before it was submerged. Read more...

Water Conservation Measures at Panama Canal

  The water levels at Gatun and Madden Lakes are currently well below the expected levels for this time of year. Based on a comprehensive analysis of historic data,

Peak box? Global container trade is slackening

In a little-noticed interview, the chief of Panama's Canal Authority concedes that 'the world and the canal were unlikely to ever again see the booming container trade that characterised the 1990s and early 2000s' due to shifting manufacturing...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Eyeing LNG Import Terminal

  The U.S. Trade and Development Agency on Friday awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal that would help the ACP capitalize on the growth of LNG tanker traffic through the expanded Panama Canal. Show More Summary

Expanding The Panama Canal

last monthHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit In 2006, Panamanians approved a referendum to expand the Panama Canal, doubling its capacity and allowing far larger ships to transit the 100-year-old waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific. Work began in 2007 to raise...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Plans LNG Terminal

 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP), which administers the canal, is looking at building a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal near the Canal.   The

US Backs Study into Panama Canal LNG Terminal

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency informs it has awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal.

15 photos that capture Earth's turbulent drama and blissful serenity

The deadline is rapidly approaching for National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest with the first place contestant winning an eight day National Geographic Photo Expedition through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. See also: These...Show More Summary

Panama Begins Testing New Locks in Expanded Canal – SPOTD

The Panama Canal expansion project reached another milestone Tuesday with the start of tests for the new lock gates. The tests kicked off in the new lock complex on the Atlantic side of Canal, which was just recently filled with water. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: June 23, 2015

Panama: The expansion of the Panama Canal is about 90% complete after engineers this week began filled water on the Pacific locks of the project. Latin America: The number of billionaires in Latin America increased by 38% last year, which was more than any other region in the world. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Expansion Nears Completion

Today, the Panama Canal has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to fill the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side,

Filling Begins at Panama Canal's New Pacific Locks

 Authorities in Panama began on Monday filling up the Panama Canal's new Pacific locks. Water for the locks is coming from Miraflores Lake, the Panama Canal authority (ACP) said.

Nicaragua Canal No Threat to Panama

 The Nicaragua canal project, which is being built by Chinese billionaire Wang Jing and his Hong Kong-based Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co.

Before Panama, There Was Kiel

The Panama Canal might be the best-known man-made artificial waterway, but before the Panama Canal, there was the Kiel Canal, which is the busiest artificial waterway in the world that is a 98km long freshwater canal in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein that was officially opened 120 years ago today (even though it wasn’t really […]

Panama Canal Expansion – U.S. East Coast Ports to Gain Market Share of Container Traffic

  U.S. East Coast ports could gain up to 10 percent additional share of the container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia following the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, according to new research conducted The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and logistics services provider C.H. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Expansion Could Shift US Container Traffic

Following the Panama Canal expansion in 2016, up to 10 percent of container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020,

SPOTD: Panama Begins Flooding New Locks for Expanded Canal

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Panama Canal Authority and main contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) have kicked off the initial flooding of the lower chamber of the Panama Canal’s new Atlantic locks, marking a major milestone in the multi-billion dollar expansion program. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Expansion: Filling of New Locks Begins

  The Panama Canal has taken another important step forward toward the completion of the Expansion Program as it begins to fill the lower chamber of its new Atlantic locks.

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