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Panama Canal’s chartered training vessel transits new locks

The Panama Canal's chartered vessel transited the new Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks yesterday. These transits, performed by the Neopanamax dry bulk carrier MN Baroque, are part of a series ...

Panama Canal receives report of functional completion of third set of locks

On Wednesday, June 1, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) was informed by its contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) that the Third Set of Locks have officially ...

Panama Canal Administrator wins 2016 Seatrade personality of the year award

On Friday evening, Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano won Personality of the Year at the 2016 Seatrade Awards. The ceremony, which took place in London's Guildhall, gathered more ...

ITF underlines Panama Canal safety case

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is reiterating its case regarding the possible risks to safety posed by the Panama Canal’s new locks.

This latest information comes after the ...

Four port operators pre-qualified for Panama Canal’s Corozal Port

Four port operators were pre-qualified during the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for companies interested in competing to design, develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain the Corozal Container Terminal.

The four ...

The Panama Canal dismisses ITF claims

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

ITF's ...

China COSCO to be first to transit through the expanded Panama Canal

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for the first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway's inauguration on Sunday, June 26. The shipping line's container ...

New study raises safety concerns over new Panama Canal locks

An independent safety study into the Panama Canal expansion, which was commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and released recently at a press conference in Panama City, has ...

Panama Canal’s emission reduction initiatives highlighted at IMO MEPC session

Last week, the Panama Canal participated as a part of the Panamanian delegation 69th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting that took place ...

Panama Canal to hold draw to select the first vessel to transit the expanded canal

The Panama Canal will hold a draw on Friday, April 29, to select the first vessel which will transit through the Expanded Canal when it is inaugurated on Sunday, June ...

Theben joins growing fleet of HERO vessels

MV Theben is the latest edition to the growing number of High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) class vessels being introduced by WWL. The vessels are designed to fit the new Panama ...

A vessel's transit through the expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has produced a video demonstrating in detail how the new Neopanamax locks will operate within the Expanded Panama Canal once inaugurated on Sunday, June 26 ...

Expanded Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that the Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The announcement was made during the inauguration ceremony of the ...

Panama Canal anticipates El Niño draft restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an Advisory to Shipping, which sets a draft restriction for all shipping agents, owners and operators working with the Canal.

These temporary and ...

Panama Canal workforce receive training to operate new locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that it is training over one thousand workers on the operations of the new locks of the Panama Canal Expansion. Once these first training ...

Panama Canal hosts Open Forum to discuss future services of expanded waterway

Last week, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) hosted an Open Forum, giving shipping line representatives and steamship agents the opportunity to discuss the Panama Canal's services once the expanded ...

Testing of new Panama Canal locks carried out successfully

The Panama Canal has announced that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks Project, has successfully completed ...

Sill reinforcements complete in new Panama Canal locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that sill reinforcements in the new locks have been completed this week, bringing the Panama Canal Expansion one step closer to inauguration.

The filling ...

Panama Canal expansion 96 percent complete

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has proudly announced that the first-ever expansion is 96 percent complete. A video of recent progress can be seen at: http://micanaldepanama.com/expansion/.

In ...

Panama Canal continues to implement measures to optimize traffic

In order to accommodate unseasonably high demand, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has taken a number of steps to expedite traffic and decrease Canal Waters Time (CWT). For example, the ...

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