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APL continues to expand and invest in Guam and Saipan

Showing its strong commitment to serving Guam and Saipan, APL has announced the conversion of its Guam office from a third party agency to an APL owned and managed office ...

OPC, CHEC ink deal for Puerto Cortes expansion

Operadura Portuaria Centroamericana SA de CV (OPC) has signed a contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the first phase of the expansion of the Specialized Container and Cargo ...

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 ...

Port of Montréal expands global reach thanks to new container terminal

Investments made by the Government of Canada and the Montréal Port Authority to enhance the Port of Montréal's infrastructure will make the global movement of goods more ...

APL expands Intra-Asia service network with New India East Coast Express service

APL has announced the launch of the India East Coast Express (IEX) service – a new weekly service which directly connects the North Asia markets of Korea and China to Chennai ...

ICTSI inaugurates Basra Gateway Terminal expansion area

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) formally opened the first phase of its new greenfield terminal development at its Basra Gateway Terminal in the North Port, Umm Qasr, Iraq. 

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 ...

Hyundai Merchant Marine is to expand its FE - Middle East Service

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has announced  that the company is expected to have the largest market share in the Middle East market by beefing up its FE-Middle East trade lanes ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gulf Navigation unveils expansion plans to increase tonnage and grow service-based revenue

Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav), the Dubai-based shipping company, has announced in a press conference at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana today (Tuesday, April 19, 2016), its key expansion plans to ...

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 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 ...

Port of Gothenburg expands

The Port of Gothenburg is set to expand with the construction of a new terminal at the outer port area. It is the largest expansion project at the port since ...

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