ACP seeks to improve Pacific access

Since May 9 the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has implemented new navigation rules for access to the Pacific Ocean, allowing ships to pass in opposite directions in daylight. This measure helps alleviate the impact of this restriction on the ports of Balboa (Hutchinson PPC) and PSA Panama, both located at the Pacific entrance of the waterway. To date nine vessel passes have been carried out in […]

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The incredible expanded Panama Canal

By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd The expanded Panama Canal celebrates its third anniversary on June 26, 2019. Since its completion it has become a green route that is commonly used by shipping companies that send their mega ships through this waterway. The construction of a third set of locks is the biggest endeavour undertaken by Panama since the inauguration of the original Canal in 1914. The project […]

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Week in Review Vol. 38#2

BRIDGE WORK The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) reported that the design and construction of the Fourth Bridge over the Panama Canal is in its preliminary stage with topographic and geotechnical studies and identification of the areas for the construction of roads. Through a statement, the MOP highlighted that it develops this through the Panama Fourth Bridge Consortium, made up of the companies China Communications Construction Company Ltd and China Harbor Engineering […]

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