Just a day prior to the SC Ports Authority’s celebration of the beginning of Charleston Harbor Deepening Project construction, the Port welcomed two new STS cranes to further enhance handling of neo-Panamax vessels.
The Panama Canal will increase the number of daily booking slots available for Neopanamax vessels from six to seven effective December 1, 2017.
The expanded Canal continues to exceed expectations by reaching the 2,000th transit neopanamax today, confirming the impact of the route on maritime trade.
Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever transit the Expanded Locks, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, which began its voyage from Asia.
Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama officially approved a proposal to modify the Panama Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the ACP Board of Directors.
Panama Canal welcomed OOCL France, making it the largest capacity vessel to transit the Expanded Canal since it was inaugurated in June 2016.
The first of a new class of “Neo-Panamax” shipping vessels called the Port of Philadelphia to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River in which the MSC Sofia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU vessel operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company, was docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia for the first time, making it the largest ship to ever call the Port of Philadelphia.
Themis is WWL fourth Neo-Panamax class vessel, which means it is built for the expanded Panama Canal.
The Panama Canal began accepting transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels for commercial transits through the Expanded Canal starting on June 27, 2016.