expanded Panama Canal

1,000 Neo-panamax ships crossed the Canal

MSC Anzu hizo el histórico tránsito número 1,000 por el Canal Ampliado.

Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal announced that it has welcomed its 1,000th Neo-panamax vessel through the waterway, highlighting the importance of the route and customers’ continued faith in the safe, reliable and efficient service the Canal provides.

On Sunday, March 19, the containership Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Anzu made the historic 1,000th transit through the Expanded Canal, heading northbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific […]

The biggest container ship crosses the Canal

El Valparaiso Express abre la era de los megabarcos.

Recently the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the Expanded Locks—Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express. The 10,589 TEU Neo-panamax containership was specifically built to take advantage of the greater capacity offered by the Expanded Panama Canal.

This passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships that have been able to transit the expanded Canal since its inauguration on June 26 of this year. The new locks, which are 70 feet wider and 18 […]

Liverpool port eyes transatlantic expansion

Puerto de Liverpool pone sus ojos en expansión trasatlántica

A report of the British news agency, Reuters, said that the United Kingdom is looking towards the expanded Panama Canal as Liverpool’s new container terminal expects to ramp up transatlantic shipping and British companies look to deepen business ties despite concerns that the U.S. election of Donald Trump could hinder free trade, the port operator’s chief said.

Private group, Peel Ports, has invested 400 million pounds ($510 million) in transforming Liverpool’s existing facility into a […]

Canal opens doors to regional hubs

The recent opening of the expanded Panama Canal has helped pave the way for the new era of “large transport” for North and South America.

A container making at least one transshipment stop between origin and destination is becoming more and more usual. Over time, the trend has not slowed, but has been enhanced by larger ships, shipping alliances and cargo concentration in regional hubs.

Container transshipment has become an activity of a competitive nature and is ready to become an essential part of the regional logistics chain for decades to come.

But what does the expansion of the Panama […]

Mexican companies will save 30% with expanded Canal

Walmart es una de las compañías que pueden beneficiarse con la ampliación del Canal.

Ford, Liverpool and Wal-Mart are just some of the companies that can reduce their transport costs by up to 30% with the expanded Panama Canal.

This savings comes from larger ships.

Mabe, Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen, Bayer, Liverpool and Wal-Mart are just some of the companies that will be able to take advantage of the Panama Canal expansion.

Exporting and importing companies can now reduce their transport costs with other countries by up to 30 percent, […]

First LNG transits the Canal

El “Maran Gas Apollonia”, primer carguero de GNL que cruza el Canal ampliado.

The Panama Canal received the first ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG), a segment that the country intends to attract after enlargement of the waterway, said the canal authority.

The vessel “Maran Gas Apollonia”, 289 meters long and 45 meters wide, became the first LNG tanker that crossed the new locks, opened on June 26.

The ship was chartered by the multinational company, Shell, and arrived in Panama from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal on […]

Panama owes $3,300 million for canal expansion

El canal ampliado.

After the opening ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) faces the challenge of increasing its income to pay the debts. The administering institution needs additional revenue to meet the multi-million-dollar debt assumed after completing the greatest engineering feat so far in this XXI Century.

Speaking to journalists covering the expansion of the Canal, Oscar Bazan, Vice President of Planning and Business Development of the ACP, explained that the mega-structure had […]