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Panama Canal expansion exposes U.S. infrastructure, shipper woes

By Nick Carey (Reuters) - The $5.2 billion expansion of the Panama Canal was expected to make U.S. East Coast ports more competitive for cargo ships carrying televisions, tennis shoes and other products from Asia. But those hopes are fading. Show More Summary

China COSCO Shipping Containership to Open Expanded Panama Canal

A China COSCO Shipping containership will be the first ship through the expanded Panama Canal during the inauguration of waterway set for June 26. China COSCO Shipping’s Neopanamax vessel Andronikos won the drawing to be selected as the first and only vessel to make transit on the inauguration day. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Dismisses ITF Claims

The Panama Canal has dismisses claims by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) that questions industry standards and the operation of the Expanded Panama Canal’s new locks.

China COSCO to be First through the Expanded Panama Canal

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway’s inauguration on Sunday, June 26.

ITF Raises Concerns Over Safety of Expanded Panama Canal Locks

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed concern over the safety of the new Panama Canal locks after an independent study into the expansion project confirmed canal insiders’ concerns that the design of the new locks...Show More Summary

101 Years as a Cornerstone of the Global Transportation System

With just months separating us from the inauguration and commercial opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the excitement's been palpable. It's apparent among the Canal's customers, the industry in general and throughout Panama. Soon,...Show More Summary

Shuttle tank, meet canal: Engineering wonders cross paths in Panama

Two modern engineering marvels crossed paths this week here in Central America, as the last unflown space shuttle external fuel tank passed through the Panama Canal during a multi-week voyage from New Orleans to Los Angeles.

Panama Canal to Hold Lottery to Pick First Vessel Through Expanded Canal

The Panama Canal is set to hold a lottery to select the first vessel to transit through the Expanded Canal when it is inaugurated on Sunday, June 26. The Panama Canal Authority has invited its top 15 customer to participate in the drawing,...Show More Summary

Panama Canal’s Emission Reduction Initiatives Highlighted

Last week, the Panama Canal participated as a part of the Panamanian delegation 69th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment

21-Million-Year Old Monkey Fossils Are Oldest Ever Found in North America

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Scientists found the teeth of ancient capuchin relative during the expansion of the Panama Canal.

The Chinese merchant marine to use the Arctic Sea

The People's Republic of China has published a 356-page manual for its merchant marine, in order to influence their use of the Arctic Ocean. This route is one third shorter than the passage via the Panama Canal. So far, only one merchant ship, the Canadian Nunavik (photo), has used this North-West route alone. Show More Summary

First North American monkey fossils are found in Panama Canal excavation

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Seven fossil teeth exposed by the Panama Canal expansion project are the first evidence of a monkey on the North American continent before the Isthmus of Panama connected it to South America 3.5 million years ago. A team including Carlos...Show More Summary

Earth Day with the Motmot

Greetings from Gamboa, Panama. Ant Man and I rented a house for six weeks on a hill above the Panama Canal, with a view of cecropia and palms and fruiting miconia trees attracting every known tropical and neotropical bird that’s … Continue reading ?

Paleontologists find North America's oldest monkey fossil along Panama Canal

AMES, Iowa - It was late in the year, but Panama was still muggy and rain clouds were closing in. A field crew of student-paleontologists wasn't having much luck, but Aaron Wood kept chipping away at the exposed rock with a flathead screwdriver. And then he found a tiny, black-colored fossil tooth. read more

New monkey fossils suggest the primates made a wild migration across the sea

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Teeth found in the Panama Canal Basin suggest an earlier — and wetter — migration than we'd thought.

First North American monkey fossils are found in Panama Canal excavation

Seven fossil teeth exposed by the Panama Canal expansion project are the first evidence of a monkey on the North American continent before the Isthmus of Panama connected it to South America 3.5 million years ago. A team including Carlos...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Authority Books First Transits Through Expanded Canal

The Panama Canal Authority on Monday began taking transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels passing through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. The first reservation was booked by the NYK Line LPG tanker Linden Pride, which has a length of 754.59 feet and a beam of 120.08 feet, the Canal Authority said Monday. Show More Summary

Transit Reservations for Expanded Panama Canal Begins

Today, the Panama Canal began accepting transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels for commercial transits through the Expanded Canal starting on June 27, 2016.

WATCH: Here’s How the Expanded Panama Canal Will Work

The $5.3 billion Panama Canal expansion project is finally opening June 26 following years of delays. The post WATCH: Here’s How the Expanded Panama Canal Will Work appeared first on gCaptain.

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