Showing posts with label Panama Canal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Panama Canal. Show all posts

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Panama canal expansion officially opens Sunday

The Panama Canal looks to shore up its "relevancy" on June 26, with the official opening of a new set of locks that will allow super-sized cargo ships to use the passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

The Panama Canal Authority welcomes the first super-sized ship through the $5.4 billion deeper, wider set of locks on Sunday, which are expected to double the cargo capacity of the canal of the 100-year-old manmade shipping route.

The nine-year project to expand the canal is expected to shift and improve trade both to the United States and around the world, because larger ships will now be able to more easily travel between the Atlantic and Pacific, and was considered essential to keeping the canal relevant, representatives of the authority said...
  [upi.com]
25/6/16
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Panama Canal expansion set for 2016 finish

Builders working on an expansion of the Panama Canal said Tuesday they planned to have the refit completed by April 2016 despite the discovery of water leakage from fissures in one of the locks.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Panama Canal cancels Niño-related restriction

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced Friday it had canceled plans to restrict the passage of ships above a certain size through the canal.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought

The Panama Canal Authority says it will temporarily cut the size of ships allowed through because of drought caused by El Nino.

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