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Panama Canal sets new monthly tonnage record

In January 2017, the Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record of 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), with the transit of 1,260 ships through both ...

Panama Canal welcomes largest capacity vessel to-date through its expanded locks

The Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the Expanded Locks-Hapag-Lloyd's Valparaiso Express. The 10,589 TEU Neopanamax containership was specifically built to take advantage of ...

Expanded Panama Canal welcomes its 500th Neopanamax transit

Less than six months after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, the waterway welcomed its 500th transit of a Neopanamax ship on Wednesday, highlighting the trust that Canal customers ...

ITF sounds new alarm over privatisation and safety in Panama Canal new locks

Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have raised fresh concerns about the safety of the new locks on the Panama Canal and a growing threat of privatisation ...

Panama Canal records third highest annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2016

At the close of the 2016 fiscal year (FY16), the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) recorded the third-highest annual tonnage in its history, welcoming 330.7 million Panama Canal tons (PC ...

Panama Canal issues Request for Proposals for Corozal Container Terminal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to the four pre-qualified port operators selected to compete for the concession to design, develop, finance, construct, operate ...

More than 230 cruise ships to transit Panama Canal in 2016-17 season

More than 230 cruise ships will transit the Panama Canal during the 2016-2017 cruise season, which begins on October 4, 2016 with the transit of the Coral Princess, on a ...

Fitch ratings affirms Panama Canal's 'A' ratings

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP): Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A' and $450 million senior unsecured notes at 'A', reflecting the ...

More than 60 vessels transit the Expanded Panama Canal since the inauguration

The Expanded Panama Canal has transited 69 Neopanamax vessels since the Inauguration on June 26, 2016. Specifically, 40 containerships, 24 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, three vehicle carriers and two ...

First-ever LNG vessel transits the expanded Panama Canal

Today, the Panama Canal marked another milestone with the transit of the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier through its expanded locks. 

Shell-chartered Maran Gas Apollonia-measuring 289 meters in length ...

Maersk Line reroutes Asia - US East Coast service through the Panama Canal

Maersk Line will transform its TP12 service in to a standalone, around-the-world service that provides significantly faster transit times between Far East Asia and the US East Coast.

From the ...

IMO highlights Panama Canal expansion and CO2 emissions reduction

While speaking at the 96th IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Meeting in May, Secretary-General Kitack Lim of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlighted the Panama Canal Expansion and the effect ...

MOL Benefactor, the first Neo Panamax containership to perform a commercial transit through the expanded Panama Canal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the MOL Benefactor, a 10,000-TEU containership has successfully passed through the expanded Panama Canal on July 1, 2016. This is ...

WSS launches canal transit offer and signs Avance Gas neo-panamax vessels for opening of new Panama Canal

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is moving to ensure that its customers’ vessels pass through the new Panama and Suez Canals with the optimum efficiency, speed and safety thanks to a ...

NYK vessel first to make commercial transit through expanded Panama Canal


On June 27, the expanded Panama Canal opened for commercial transit, and Lycaste Peace, a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier operated by NYK, was the first vessel to ...

Maersk welcomes the Panama Canal expansion

The extension of the Panama Canal will double the waterway’s capacity and allow the passage of larger vessels, from the so-called Panamax vessels that carry up to 5,000 ...

Game changer! Inauguration of Expanded Panama Canal ushers in new era of global trade

The Expanded Panama Canal is now officially open for business.

During official inauguration ceremony, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panama Canal Administrator and CEO Jorge L. Quijano spoke to ...

Panama Canal conducts trial transit through the expanded Cocoli Locks

The Panama Canal conducted another successful trial transit in the Expanded Canal. The transiting vessel, a U.S.-built crane ship named the Oceanus, was maneuvered through the Pacific-facing Cocoli ...

UKHO to release new digital charts for expanded Panama Canal

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is to release five new Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) for the expanded Panama Canal.

The new ENCS are produced by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA ...

Container vessel COSCO Shipping Panama departs Greece to make history in Panama

The container vessel COSCO Shipping Panama set sail from the Greek Port of Piraeus on its way to Panama to make history. The Neopanamax vessel will make the inaugural transit ...

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