Panama

07 Jun 2016
The Panama Canal Authority will determine whether its third set of locks where leaks were found are functional.
Panama Canal locks project
01 Oct 2015
Repairs to the Panama Canal's new locks will be more extensive than previously indicated, and the date for their completion is uncertain.
24 Sep 2015
Cracks in a sill of one of the new Panama Canal locks is “likely” to risk a delay in the scheduled April 2016 opening of the new locks, a Panama Canal Authority executive told Reuters.
02 Sep 2015
Panama Canal officials have said it will take one month to repair leaks discovered in locks for the Pacific side, but warned El Nino is a bigger threat to the canal’s operations.
29 Aug 2015
Rainfall has eliminated the need for a planned draught restriction of up to 39 feet through the Panama Canal.
12 Aug 2015
Construction workers building the Panama Canal’s third set of locks have called off a threatened strike after winning a pay increase from the construction consortium at the helm of the project.
12 Aug 2015
The expansion of the Suez Canal and the reduced draft for ships transiting the Panama Canal won’t immediately impact the rival waterways’ shares of Far East-U.S. East Coast traffic, according to Alphaliner.
11 Aug 2015
The $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project may face a fresh setback if construction workers building the third set of locks follow through with their threat to strike.
10 Aug 2015
The Panama Canal Authority plans a temporary half-foot reduction in maximum drafts of ships passing through the waterway, and said an additional reduction may be ordered if rainfall stays below normal levels.
new Panama Canal locks being filled with water
03 Jul 2015
The new locks at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal began to fill with water in late June in preparation for months of testing of their new gates before they open to commercial traffic next April.
02 Jul 2015
Four new super post-Panamax gantry cranes capable of handling the largest vessels in the world are now en route to Manzanillo International Terminals in Panama.