Tag archives: Panama Canal

Panama Canal sets new tonnage record

Following the close of the 2015 fiscal year, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that it has set a new historical tonnage record, welcoming 340.8 million Panama Canal tons ...

Panama Canal update on localized seepage

As part of its ongoing evaluation and commitment to communicating updates, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today that it has received updated information from Grupo Unidos por el Canal ...

Panama Canal 2015-2016 cruise season begins October 3

The Panama Canal cruise ship season 2015-2016 will officially begin on October 3 with the transit of Costa Luminosa, on a voyage from Italy around the world. 

"Approximately 220 cruise ...

ITF commissions Panama Canal safety study

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has commissioned a study into the manoeuvring feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks.

In a deal signed in Limassol, Cyprus on Friday the ...

Panama Canal expansion testing

Earlier in June, the filling of the new locks began, marking the start of a planned and methodical phase of operational testing of the Locks, including its culvert valves, maintenance ...

Panama Canal suspends draft restriction for transiting vessels

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced the suspension of the first draft restriction that was scheduled to go into effect September 8, 2015, as announced previously to all shipping ...

Panama Canal postpones second draft restriction

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an updated Advisory to Shipping that water conditions at this time do not warrant the need to institute a second draft restriction, which ...

Recent strike call lifted on Panama Canal expansion

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) expressed its satisfaction after the main contractor for the Third Set of Locks Project, Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), and the National Union of ...

To mitigate effects of “El Niño”, the Panama Canal announces 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 expansion moves ahead with filling of new Pacific locks

Yesterday, 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 ...

Panama Canal expansion begins filling of new locks

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. The ...

Panama Canal registers record grain and salt cargoes

From October 2014 through March 2015, cargo shipments in dry bulkers through the Panama Canal increased by 8.0 percent, equaling 66.0 million long tons in total.

During this ...

Panama’s Cabinet Council approves new Canal tolls structure

The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama has officially approved a proposal to modify the Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of ...

Panama Canal expansion marks key milestone with installation of final gate

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced yesterday a key milestone in the Expansion Program, with the installation of the sixteenth and final gate for the new locks on the Pacific ...

Panama Canal expansion update: First gate installed in Pacific new locks

Carried to its final destination on self-propelled motorized wheel transporters (SPMTs) with more than 400 wheels each, the first gate for the new locks in the Pacific side was installed ...

Panama Canal proposes new toll structure

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced recently a proposal for a new toll structure, following more than a year of informal consultations with representatives from various industry segments.

The ACP ...

Panama Canal Board of Directors approves development of new port

The Panama Canal Board of Directors last week formally approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region. Upon completion, the port will have the ...

Gate installation begins at Panama Canal expansion

The installation of the gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal started on Monday, December 15th on the Atlantic side of the waterway.

The gate will be located ...

Panama Canal strengthens relationship with Japanese customers

As part of the permanent dialogue with the shipping industry, a Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners' Association ...

Final shipment of new gates for canal expansion arrives in Panama

The Panama Canal Expansion reached another major milestone with the arrival of the final shipment of gates for the new locks.

"Today is an historic day for the Panama and ...

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