Panama ready for mega-ships

Five years after starting its expansion programme, the Panama Canal has increased the maximum allowable length for vessels transiting its locks to 370.33 meters (1,215 feet), up from 367.28 meters (1,205 feet).The increase means that now 96.8% of the world’s fleet of containerships can transit the canal.The move follows a series of trial including the 2019 transit of Evergreen's 369-meter-long (1,210 feet) Triton, which became the largest vessel in both ... [+]

Peel and Panama to promote new trade routes

Port of Liverpool owner Peel Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to promote trade routes between Liverpool and the west coast of South America ahead of the opening of its Liverpool2 container terminal in early November. The agreement was signed on 24 October by ... [+]

Cosco ship is first Neopanamax

The Cosco Shipping Panama opened the enlarged Panama Canal on 26 June and introduced a new term in the shipping lexicon – Neopanamax. Originally named Andronikos, the 9.472teu vessel was renamed in honour of the event and the almost 40,000 workers who made the Expansion a reality. The expansion programme included ... [+]

Widened Panama Canal to open in June

The widened Panama Canal is set to be officially inaugurated on 26 June. The US$5.2 billion expansion programme, which began in September 2007 will allow vessels of up to around 14,000teu to navigate the canal, compared with 5,000teu currently. The Panama Canal Authority says that the project is now 97% ... [+]

Geodis Wilson gets canal contract

Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift division of the Geodis Group  is helping to bring about an event eagerly-anticipated by the world's freighting industry – the expansion of the Panama canal to handle the new generation of mega containerships. The forwarding and heavylift specialist has been awarded a ... [+]

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