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1. Ships collide, 22 crew members rescued
A Panamanian container ship was split in half Friday after it collided in heavy fog with the Cypriot vessel "Pintail" near the Peruvian port of Callao, officials said. Twenty-two crew members from the Panamanian ship were rescued, said Roberto Colombo, general manager of ENAPU, Peru's national ports agency. He said ...

2. Expansion of the Panama Canal: A Primer
The Panamanian government has now reformed their tax laws and their social security system. Now, they will be gearing up to pass a national referendum on the expansion of the Panama Canal. Since this issue will be dominating the local news for the next few months, it's a good time ...

3. US East to Pinch 10% of Panama Traffic
A new study by C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc has said that the US East Coast could take as much as 10% of Asian originating cargo from the US West Coast after the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Panama Canal expansion is due ...

4. Post-Panamax Vessel Construction
One of the central justifications presented by the Panama Canal Authority to support their reasoning is current trends in shipbuilding. I did a quick Google pull on "post-panamax teu" and came up with this report on the Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark. Since the shipyard was rebuilt and from 1962 ...

5. More Than 7,000 Jobs Open for Panama Canal ...
The companies who will be building the expansion of the Panama Canal are about to kick of a recruitment drive to hire the necessary workforce. The project is expected to generate literally thousands of all different types of jobs. Specifically the "Grupo Unidos por el Canal" (Group United For The ...

6. The Invisible Hand and the New Panama Locks
By Sal Haidar - The Panama Canal has served as the global transshipment shortcut for over one 100 years. By connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic, it allows ships to pass through without traversing around the southern tip of South America. By saving significant time and energy, this is ...

7. Panama Canal Authority to appeal US$233m award to ...
The Panama Canal Authority said on Tuesday it had asked for an international arbitration panel to review a decision to award US$233 million to the consortium expanding the canal in a dispute over cement quality. The consortium, led by Spain's Sacyr and Italy's Salini Impregilo, and including Belgium's Jan de ...

8. ACP to charter post-Panamax ship for training in ...
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will charter a Post-Panamax vessel before the opening of the expanded Canal to be used for training purposes in the Third Set of Locks, the ACP press release said. The Executive Vice President of Operations Esteban Saenz reported that the Panama Canal will charter a ...

9. Construction of New Locks for Panama Canal Expansion ...
La Estrella - The construction of the third set of locks for the expansion of the Panama Canal will begin in January 2010, said yesterday executive director of the consortium that won the bidding for the project, Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), Antonio Zaffaroni. "We are at the beginning ...

10. Caterpillar Inc. to Build Demonstration & Learning Center ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Caterpillar Backhoe PANAMA CITY, Panama, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caterpillar Inc. today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Panama to purchase land for the construction of a demonstration and learning center ...

11. Panama Canal Directors Approve Plans For New Port
The Panama Canal’s board of directors has approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region at the Canal’s entrance to the Pacific. Once complete, the port project, which is currently awaiting the final stage of approval from Panama’s National Assembly, will have a 5m teu ...

12. Panama Canal Expansion - "A Train Wreck Waiting ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I was contacted today by some insiders who have intimate knowledge of the work being done to expand the Panama Canal. These people have requested I protect their identities over fear of being fired if it is discovered they were talking to the press. ...

13. Chemoil Energy Limited Forms JV to Expand in ...
Singapore, 22 February 2007 – Mainboard-listed Chemoil Energy Limited (“Chemoil” or the “Company”), one of the largest and leading integrated physical suppliers of marine fuel products globally, announced that it has entered into a 50-50 joint venture partnership with International Management Holdings, Ltd (“IMH”), a company incorporated in the British ...

14. Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule and Reduced Traffic
The Panama Canal normally has a transit capacity of 38 vessels per day. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) routinely has to shut down the canal's locks in order to conduct preventive maintenance. These outages are announced to the world through the ACP's website well in advance of the work outage. ...

15. An Interview with Dr. Stanley Muschett
Dr. Stanley Muschett is the Manager of Executive Administration for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). He was nice enough to take time out of this busy schedule to receive me this morning for an interview. We ran the gamut - from the necessity of politics with regards to the canal, ...

16. 4.4 Million Cubic Meters of Concrete
The cement and concrete industry in Panama is prepared to supply all the projects that are being developed in the country, including the expansion of the Panama Canal, according to the manager of the Cemento Panama plant Evaristo Sanchez who made his statements during a press conference. Sanchez said that ...

17. An Interview with Ex-Vice President Guillermo "Billy" Ford
Guillermo "Billy" Ford was the Vice President of Panama from 1989 to 1994. He is a leader of Panama's Nationalist Liberal Republican Movement (Molirena) political party. He served as Panama's Ambassador to the United States during the Moscoso administration. He became the international symbol of resistance to the dictatorship of ...

18. ACP Awards First Construction Contract Under Canal Expansion ...
PANAMA CITY, Panama, July 19, 2007 – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) took one step closer to breaking ground for the expansion of the Panama Canal Tuesday, when it officially awarded the first expansion construction project contract to Constructora Urbana S.A. (CUSA). The selection process began May 7, when the ...

19. Panama Canal Expansion Shrinks Paradise
TheLog.com - Starting nine months ago on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal’s “Third Lane” expansion project, giant earth movers have already reduced the height of Paradise Hill (Cerro Paraiso) from 136 meters down to 72.5 meters. Once a historic landmark for boaters transiting the canal, Paradise Hill stands ...

20. Delivery Date Established for New Panama Canal Locks
.autotagframe2 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Making A Survey To Expand the Panama Canal A delivery date has been established for the third set of locks being built as part of the massive program to expand the Panama Canal. The consortium Grupo Unidos por ...

21. CUSA Wins First Canal Expansion Construction Bid
PANAMA CITY, July 6, 2007 (AFP) - The first bid in a 5.2 billion-dollar project to widen the Panama Canal was issued on Friday to a Panamanian company, officials said. Minister of Canal Matters Dani Kuzniecky told reporters, "Today, with this bid, begins the project to widen the canal." Cusa ...

22. Panama Canal outlines dawn of new panamax era
Seatrade Asia - Hong Kong: The Panama Canal Authority has issued a circular to all agents, owners and operators, seen by Seatrade Asia Online, outlining the precise details of the new locks under construction and by extension the dimensions for the next era of panamax ships. The expansion program, which ...

23. ACP CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta Briefs Industry Leaders
.autotagframe3 { float:right; padding:5px; width:127px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Alberto Alemán Zubieta NEW YORK, NY, December 13, 2007 – "The most important infrastructure project in Latin America," is how Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta described the Panama Canal expansion project. Addressing a crowd of ...

24. If Panama builds it, they may come
Panama is wrestling with the biggest decision in its history - build a new canal at a cost that may be not much less than the value its annual output, with all the risk that implies, or do nothing, and let the existing waterway deteriorate, along with the country’s ports ...

25. Colombia Cementos Argos Gets $65M Panama-Canal Cement Contract
By Inti Landauro - BOGOTA (Dow Jones)--Cementos Argos SA (CEMARGOS.BO), Colombia's largest cement maker, signed a contract to sell $65 million worth of cement and other supplies to the group expanding the Panama Canal. The company will start to supply the group building a new set of locks on the ...

26. From sea to sea: PANAMA CANAL
MITCHELL SMYTH - One hundred years ago, a colossal project was begun to lift ships over mountains. Eight years later, a canal linked the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and saved a 12,500-kilometre trip around South America. They said it couldn't be done. And it couldn't. "It" meant a ditch, at ...

27. Third Panama Canal expansion contract awarded
By Richard High for khl.com The US$ 5.25 billion expansion of the 77 km-long Panama Canal, is the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Latin America (see www.khl.com/features for more information on this project). The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has awarded Costa Rica's Constructora MECO the third of four dry ...

28. GUPC Says Panama Canal Expansion At Least One ...
The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Alberto Aleman Zubieta, said yesterday to a group of journalists the work to expand the Panama Canal will not end in October 2014 as planned, but rather six months later, in April 2015. The delay comes after the dispute between the consortium ...

29. "Silt Happens" - The Environmental Impact of the ...
By Matthew Parker for The Hindu - Fears surface of species migration and water shortages. BUILDING THE Panama Canal, completed in 1914, was described at the time as the "greatest liberty ever taken with nature." Now, work is under way on a massive expansion of the canal, with giant new ...

30. What Should We Make of the Tongsun Park ...
Last week the FBI arrested South Korean businessman Tongsun Park in Mexico. Park was on his way to Panama from Canada. He was busted because Mexican officials screening passengers saw that Park was on an Interpol list as an indicted criminal, and tipped off the FBI. Park was taken to ...