The long-anticipated sea change in trans-Pacific shipping networks is well underway a year after the Panama Canal opened its expanded lock system.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
07 Jun 2016
The Panama Canal Authority will determine whether its third set of locks where leaks were found are functional.
20 May 2016
The Panama Maritime Authority has reached an agreement with a Chinese consortium on Panama's first post-Panamax capable container terminal.
17 May 2016
Latin America and Caribbean terminal operators will face different national rules regarding the SOLAS container weight verification rule, adding another layer of difficulty to an already tricky process.
24 Mar 2016
The Panama Canal Authority said its new locks will be inaugurated June 26, more than two years after the original completion target.
22 Mar 2016
The Panama Canal Authority will set draft restrictions on shipping using the vital east-west waterway as the El Nino weather phenomenon causes water levels to fall well below average for this time of year.
02 Mar 2016
A panel of ocean shipping experts at the 16th Annual TPM Conference gazed in their crystal balls and saw very different outcomes for shipping patterns after the Panama Canal opens its new larger locks to commercial traffic in June.
09 Feb 2016
The Panama Canal cast fresh doubt on the planned Nicaragua canal on Monday, saying there isn’t enough cargo to support two canals, that the price tag is far above what Nicaragua says it will cost and that necessary tolls to pay for it would need to be three times what the Panama Canal charges today.
22 Jan 2016
The Panama Canal Authority is betting its future on more than a third set of massive new locks that can handle post-Panamax ships and attract more container services. It is counting on construction of a large new container terminal that will serve as a transshipment hub for North and South America and the creation of a new logistics zone along the canal that will attract assembly and light manufacturing activity.
18 Jan 2016
The opening of larger Panama Canal locks, already postponed several times by construction delays, has been pushed back again and now is expected early in the second quarter, a canal official said.