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14 Oct 2014
The Panama Canal Pilots Union will not try to renegotiate its contract with the Panama Canal Authority this year as both parties are allowed under the existing contract.
Weekly wrap-up: Ship collision, protests and port congestion
04 Oct 2014
“If it bleeds, it leads,” is a saying in the news industry that means bad news gets higher ratings than good news, and that rang true on JOC.com this past week.
01 Oct 2014
The pilots who guide ships through the Panama Canal fear that the navigation methods chosen to guide post-Panamax vessels into the new expanded locks and through the enlarged canal channels run higher risks of accidents than existing practices.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Sept. 26
26 Sep 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Jorge Quijano
16 Sep 2014
A $400 million loan necessary to complete the $5.3 billion Panama Canal expansion project has been received by the engineering consortium responsible for widening the canal, according to the Panama Canal Authority’s lead administrator, Channel News Asia reported.
Nicaragua Canal route map
11 Sep 2014
Construction on the controversial Nicaragua Canal will begin in December, a member of the Nicaragua Grand Canal Commission has confirmed.
11 Sep 2014
The head of the Panama Canal says container lines that have maintained their all-water Panama Canal services rather than diverting ships to the Suez Canal will receive discounts when the canal is expanded in 2016
Panama Canal container ship
02 Sep 2014
If the Panama Canal hopes to retain container carrier services from South China and Southeast Asia to the U.S. East Coast and regain those it has lost to the Suez Canal over the last few years, it will have to develop a new pricing structure or lower its tolls after it opens its new locks to commercial traffic in 2016, according to a new report from SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 16, 2014
16 Aug 2014
Diversions related to the ongoing negotiations on the U.S. West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue to have an impact elsewhere.
11 Aug 2014
The International Transport Workers’ Federation and four Panamanian unions have accused the Panama Canal Authority of ongoing failure to provide decent pay and safe working conditions for more than 9,000 affiliated maritime workers in the canal zone.
11 Aug 2014
The Panama Canal Authority is warning a drought might force it to limit the drafts of container vessels traversing the waterway, reducing the amount of cargo container ships can carry.