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Afternoon Coffee: Manufacturing Activity Falls in November, Panama Canal Traffic Eases

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News U.S. manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low this month, according to the flash purchasing-managers’ index by Markit. The index hit 52.6 in November, down from the 54.1 in October. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Takes Steps to Shrink Wait Times

Aiming to help accommodate unseasonably high demand, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced it has taken a number of steps to expedite traffic and decrease Canal Waters Time (CWT).

The Potential Impact Of The Panama Canal Expansion On Union Pacific

As Union Pacific’s rail network is concentrated west of the Mississippi river, the company’s international container traffic mostly pertains to west coast ports. Therefore, the growth in Union Pacific’s intermodal shipments is strongly correlated with the growth in container traffic at west coast ports. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Delays Reduced to Four Days: ACP

The wait time to pass through the Panama Canal has shortened to four days, down from more than 10 days last month, the authority that runs the waterway said on Thursday.

Panama Canal Authority: Wait Time Shortens to Four Days

PANAMA CITY, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The wait time to pass through the Panama Canal has shortened to four days, down from more than 10 days last month, the authority that runs the waterway said on Thursday. “We have reduced by 60 percent the wait time for vessels after measures applied amid an unusual demand […] .

Does Climate Change Threaten the Future of the Panama Canal?

Panama's economic prospects are bright. Yet global warming may endanger one of the country's main sources of revenue and growth -- the Panama Canal. It's essential to build resilience around one of the world's most important waterways. Show More Summary

Ships Waiting Up to 11 Days at the Panama Canal

  The Panama Canal is still dealing with a high backlog of vessels waiting to pass through the waterway, leaving ships, crews and cargo waiting for days before making the roughly 12 hour transit. According to the Panama Canal Authority, of perfect storm of increased arrivals of large and deep draft vessels, continued water conservation measures, fog, and maintenance […] .

Vessel Backlog at Panama Canal

  The Panama Canal continues to experience high vessel backlog. This is attributed to several reasons, such as: INCREASED ARRIVAL OF LARGE AND DEEP

States Dig Deep Into Wallets in a Race to Deepen U.S. Ports

  By Lauren Etter (Bloomberg) — Tired of waiting for Congress, states racing to deepen seaports before the opening of the enlarged Panama Canal next year are picking up the cost of what has traditionally been a federal duty. With funding for coastal navigation channels at its lowest in a decade, port directors worry that […] .

First LNG Containership Transits the Panama Canal

The world’s first LNG-powered container vessel, TOTE Maritime’s Isla Bella, transited the Panama Canal October 30, marking a milestone not only for the maritime industry,

5 Places to Visit Around the Panama Canal

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

From museums to national parks, there's plenty to admire alongside the engineering feat.

ACP Awaiting Report on Repair Timeline for Panama Canal Cracks

  By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) — The April opening of Panama’s $5.3 billion expanded canal, originally set for 2014, could be delayed further depending on repairs to leaks discovered in the new locks during testing as the waterway ends a year of record shipments, administrator Jorge Quijano said. The contractor building the new locks is […] .

There Is a Huge Backlog of Ships Waiting to Pass Through the Panama Canal

If your ship is planning to pass through the Panama Canal anytime soon, be prepared to wait.  Looking at AIS data of the anchorages at both the Pacific and Atlantic ends of the canal, you will see a huge backlog of ships, mostly tankers and cargo ships it seems. We reached out to Marine Traffic Control at the Panama Canal, […] .

Panama Canal Reports Record Tonnage

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced a new tonnage record, welcoming 340.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) through the canal for the 2015 fiscal year – a 4.

Panama Canal Sets All-Time Tonnage Record in 2015

  A record amount of cargo passed through the Panama Canal in fiscal year 2015, the Panama Canal Authority has announced. The ACP reports that in 2015, a record 340.8 million ‘Panama Canal tons) (PC/UMS) passed through the Canal, marking an all-time record for the 101-year-old waterway. The spike represents a year-on-year increase of 4.3 […] .

DP World Plans Big for the Panama Canal

DP World is expanding its container terminal at Port of Caucedo following the expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger container ships, reports ASC.

Panama Canal Facing Transit Backlog

The Panama Canal continues to experience an increase in transit backlog due to recent locks maintenance work, coupled with high arrivals during the last week of September.

Sacyr Says Will Deliver Panama Canal expansion on Time

 The consortium in charge of the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by Sacyr reported that the fissures presented in the third set of locks will not delay

Panama Canal Crack Fix Won’t Delay Expansion Opening, Contractor Says

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said Wednesday it has received a long-awaited and highly anticipated report from the contractor behind the expansion of the Panama Canal on the causes and solution to large crack that appeared in one of chambers of the new lock complexes in August. In a letter to the ACP from […] .

Insufficient Steel Found in Panama Canal Locks

The seepage found in the Panama Canal’s third set of locks is said to be the result of an inadequate amount of steel reinforcement, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today.

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