The Panama Canal is one of the busiest water ways in the maritime world, transiting hundreds of ships each week. With the increase in its popularity, the Canal is facing several problems including congestion is traffic as the gravest one. The Panama Canal Expansion Project will alleviate all these problems. Read more for the benefits of the expansion of the Panama Channel.
Panama Canal expansion
Today, following the Expanded Panama Canal’s first month of operations, the Panama Canal Administrator presented representatives of shipping lines and shipping agents with an update on the operations of the Expanded Canal, ensuring customers about the safe operation of the new locks.
While speaking at the 96th IMO MSC Meeting in May, Kitack Lim of the IMO highlighted the Panama Canal Expansion and the effect it will have on the reduction of CO2 emissions, contributing to the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s work to prevent and control ship pollution globally.
Watch this amazing 4K construction time-lapse movie of Panama Canal Expansion, showcasing progress from March 2011 to June 2016. Watch over 5 years of progress in just 2 minutes with HD photos and panoramic imagery.
Maersk Line likely to make increased use of the expanded Panama Canal and reroute one or more services with larger vessels to begin sailing through the new Panama Canal locks.
The inaugural transit of the Panama Canal Expansion began with the transit of Neopanamax vessel COSCO Shipping Panama through the new Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is reiterating its case regarding the possible risks to safety posed by the Panama Canal’s new locks.
An independent safety study into the Panama Canal expansion, which was commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and released this morning at a press conference in Panama City, has raised pressing concerns about the canal’s new locks. The ITF commissioned the study, which was carried out by Brazil’s Fundação Homem de Mar (FHM), […]
The Panama Canal began accepting transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels for commercial transits through the Expanded Canal starting on June 27, 2016.