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Panama Canal celebrates 105 years of continuous operation

Panama Canal celebrates 105 years of continuous operation

Third Canal bridge open to traffic

Third canal bridge open to traffic

Panama Canal draft raised to 45 feet on recent rains

Panama Canal draft raised to 45 feet on recent rains

Panama Canal draft restrictions continue

Panama Canal draft restrictions continue

Low Water Level of Rivers Has Negative Effect on Panama Canal

Low Water Level of Rivers Has Negative Effect on Panama Canal

Panama Canal Fees to Increase

In June 2019, the ACP announced a proposal to significantly increase the cost of a Canal transit in a small vessel from January 2020 (Page 22 of this document). Basically a yacht less than 65 feet long will now pay… Continue Reading →

Panama Canal rainfall lowest in 106 years

Panama Canal rainfall lowest in 106 years

US trade war moves China down Canal user ladder

US trade war moves China down Canal user ladder

More rain but not enough for Canal

More rain but not enough for Canal

Climate change poses new threat to Panama Canal

Climate change poses new threat to Panama Canal

The Ultimate Collection Of Books About Panama

The Ultimate Collection Of Books About Panama

Third Canal locks produce 50% of toll income

Third Canal locks produce 50% of toll income

New record for container ship Canal transit

World’s second-biggest LNG tanker-class vessel to transit Panama Canal for first time

World’s second-biggest LNG tanker-class vessel to transit Panama Canal for first time

Panama Canal Drought Puts Bullseye on U.S. Gulf Crop Exports

Panama Canal Drought Puts Bullseye on U.S. Gulf Crop Exports

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for grain and coal shipping

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for grain and coal shipping

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for LNG, LPG and oil tankers

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for LNG, LPG and oil tankers

Some 6,000 Neopanamax Vessels Passed through the Panama Canal

Some 6,000 Neopanamax Vessels Passed through the Panama Canal

Panama Canal Agents

These are listed in the Cruiser Resource Guide: Canal Transit Agency 6717-6745 (Rogelio, AKA Roger ) Roger/Rogelio, formerly of the Panama Canal Yacht Club is also listed under “Transportation – Taxis / UBER”. Extremely reliable. Highly respected. Speaks English fluently…. Continue Reading →

Neopanamax container ships main expansion locks users

IN the first quarter of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) fiscal year 2019  718 neopanamax transits, 47% were container ships. The neopanamax container ships remain the segment of the industry that most transits through the third set of locks, according… Continue Reading →

1930s Panama Canal

Some great old pictures of a transit through the Panama Canal, sometime in the 1930s. My parents found these pics in a photo album but don’t know who they belonged to. The Rangitane was built in 1929 for the Britain-NZ… Continue Reading →

Panama cuts maximum draught for new locks

Panama cuts maximum draught for new locks

Canal gives record $1.703 billion to the State

Panama cruise port guide

Panama cruise port guide

Fourth set of locks depends on water supply

Fourth set of locks depends on water supply

Canal traffic not hurt when ship hit lock wall

Canal traffic not hurt when ship hit lock wall

Panama Canal Sets New Annual Tonnage Record in 2018

Panama Canal Sets New Annual Tonnage Record in 2018

Panana Canal and people urgently need more reservoirs

Panana Canal and people urgently need more reservoirs

Cruise ship arrivals increasing 2018/2019

Cruise ship arrivals  increasing

Goodtimes challenges for Panama Canal

Goodtimes challenges for Panama Canal

New bridge across the Canal (Pacific side) gets cabinet approval

Panama  $1.4  billion bridge gets cabinet OK

Expansion locks mark 4000th transit

New locks mark transit #4,000

Norwegian Adding More Panama Canal Cruises

Norwegian Adding More Panama Canal Cruises

Panama Canal Revising Rules to Ready for Expanding LNG Traffic

Panama Canal Revising Rules to Ready for Expanding LNG Traffic

$1.42 billion fourth bridge contract signed

$1.42 billion fourth bridge contract signed

Oil and water shape Panama Canal’s future

Oil and water shape Panama Canal’s future

3,745 ships transit new Canal locks in two years

3,745 ships transit new Canal locks in two years

5000 passenger cruise ship transits Canal

5000 passenger cruise ship transits canal

Tight squeeze!

Tight squeeze! Cruise ship Norwegian Bliss becomes largest-ever passenger vessel to set sail through the Panama Canal

“Awesome” canal engineer carries torch for young women

“Awesome” canal engineer carries torch for young women

Panama Canal Adds Eighth Daily Booking Slot for New Neopanamax Locks

Panama Canal Adds Eighth Daily Booking Slot for New Neopanamax Locks

Four things you should know about the Panama Canal’s turbulent past

Four things you should know about the Panama Canal’s turbulent past

The Panama Canal’s forgotten casualties

The Panama Canal’s forgotten casualties

New Canal benchmark

New canal benchmark:  3 LNG Tankers cross on same day

Tug dispute slows new canal locks transit

Tug dispute slows new canal locks transit

Boom in Panama cruise ship arrivals

Boom in Panama cruise ship arrivals

Panama Canal traffic upswing continues

Panama Canal traffic upswing continues

Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

A Debate for History

Article from the National Review  about when Reagan and William F. Buckley Jr. sparred over the Panama Canal  

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