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1. The Titan - Heavy Lift Floating Crane - ...
The Titan, one of the largest floating cranes in the world, was ordered to be built by Germany's Adolf Hitler and which was later seized by the US during WWII, is now being used by the Panama Canal Authority to lift back-up gates numbers 62 and 63 as part of ...

2. Major Accident on the Panama Canal
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Last night at approximately 12:15 am (shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of 24 July 2007) two vessels collided head-on in the fog near Gamboa while transiting the Panama Canal. The bulk carrier White Mist (IMO 7821506) collided with the bulker Miltiades ...

3. Panama Canal Seriously Backed Up ($hips Waiting to ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - More than 100 ships are waiting in the anchorages of the Panama Canal in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, waiting for a turn to pass through the "big ditch," Panama-Guide.com has learned. Some ships have been waiting for more than eight days and delays ...

4. Disaster Averted - Panama Canal Ship Almost Smashes ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The ships that transit the Panama Canal on a daily basis can be difficult to handle. Yesterday afternoon a bulk carried named the "Pacific Bless", 32300 tons, nearly slammed into the bridge over the Chagres River in Gamboa, and the incident was caught on ...

5. Panama Canal Kluster 2008 Continues (Canal Pilots Still ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Well, today I decided to check back in on the kluster that has become the Panama Canal. Back in the second week of February 2008 (now about eight weeks ago) the Panama Canal pilots started an informal and undeclared "malicious compliance" strike. More of ...

6. Panama Canal transit times fall
By Michelle Wiese Bockmann for Lloyd's List - Transit times at the canal has drastically eased. A THREE-month period of chronic congestion at the Panama Canal has drastically eased, with the backlog of vessels waiting to transit now at 36. As well as cuts to the lengthy queues, which peaked ...

7. Panama Canal Tug Cacique Rams Cayuco Race Officals ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Some people who were there informed me of this incident. They write: "MARCH 16, 2008 INCIDENT AT ACP DIABLO DOCK, TUG CACIQUE AND YACHT MOLOKAI - The yacht MOLOKAI had been designated the official timing and finish line vessel for the 2008 Ocean to ...

8. Seeing is Believing - Almost 60 Ships in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - As they say, seeing is believing. A picture is worth a thousand words. The "show me" state. On Wednesday, 14 May 2008, I had reason to be up in one of the penthouse apartments under construction at the end of Punta Pacifica. Great view ...

9. Panama Canal's 1Q Income Up 3.1% On Yr; ...
The Panama Canal's total revenue for the first three months of this year rose 3.1% from the same period in 2009, though the number of ships crossing fell. The canal's total revenue rose to $360 million during the January through March period, the canal's authority, a government agency, said in ...

10. Ship Passing Through Panama Canal Runs Into The ...
This afternoon a ship that was transiting the Panama Canal ran into one of the bases of the Bridge of the Americas, witnesses said through TVN Noticias. Staff of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) went to the scene, but no official information has been provided about the accident. The ship ...

11. Panama Canal Pilot Work Slowdown Reduces Daily Capacity
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - How many ships can pass through the Panama Canal every day? What exactly is the daily capacity of the Panama Canal? How is that capacity measured? The answer is - "it depends." The advertised capacity of the canal is 38 ships per day. Sometimes ...

12. Panama Canal Updates Marine Service Fees
PANAMA CITY, Panama, January 25, 2008 – Every day at the Panama Canal, critical services are performed by tugboats, linehandlers and locomotives, securing and guiding vessels into the locks. These and other marine services are somewhat behind-the-scenes but they play an integral role in ensuring that each vessel has a ...

13. An Explosion In The Engine Room Caused Atlantic ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday afternoon at approximately 5:50 pm the Bahamas flagged bulk carrier "Atlantic Hero", fully loaded with coal, was finishing a Southbound transit of the Panama Canal. A pilot of the Panama Canal was in control of the vessel as she cleared the Miraflores Locks ...

14. Panama Canal - the world's best shortcut
By SHANEY HUDSON - Sun-Herald - My first glimpse was from above. We flew down the continental divide, banking left to reveal the Caribbean Coast, before the plane turned right towards the sprawling metropolis of Panama City. Container ships dotted the bay like rectangular polka dots. And that thin, dark ...

15. Atlantic Hero Remains Stuck Under the Bridge of ...
The Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier Atlantic Hero, fully loaded with coal, remains stuck and ran aground near the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, after it collided with the structure protecting the pillar holding up the Bridge of the Americas. Teams from the Panama Canal Authority are on the scene and ...

16. Panama Canal Gross Income Up 9.2% Despite Global ...
Dia a Dia - Toll revenues from the Panama Canal increased 9.2% during fiscal year 2009 when compared to fiscal year 2008, reported a source today. Total Panama Canal toll revenue for fiscal year 2009 totaled $1.438 billion dollars, compared to $1.317 billion dollars for fiscal year 2008, said a ...

17. Boskalis extends container port Panama Canal entrance
Infrasite.nl - Papendrecht, The Netherlands - Dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster nv hereby announces that it has won a major contract for the extension of the container port of Balboa, Panama, at the Pacific mouth of the Panama Canal. The work will be done in approximately 15 months from May ...

18. Panama Canal Pilot's "Malicious Compliance" Strike Continues
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released their monthly report, Monthly Canal Operations Summary – MAY 2008 dated 6 June 2008. Interestingly, the ACP also issued a press release titled Panama Canal Authority Releases Fiscal Year 2008 Second Quarter Metrics. The ACP is in a ...

19. Maersk dropping Jamaica hub
By Julian Richardson for The Jamaica Observer - Just under two years after Jamaica and Maersk signed a five-year contract to use the Kingston Container Terminal as a regional trans-shipment hub, the Danish shipping line says it will drop direct calls to Jamaica, starting in October. The move is part ...

20. Still Think the Panama Canal Pilot Strike Isn't ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I'm not talking to a group of Panama Canal Pilots through several different means and methods who are keeping me abreast of their on-going "malicious compliance" strike. Recently one of the pilots posted this as a comment to an earlier article. I'm pushing it ...

21. My Apologies to Teresa Arosemena of the ACP
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I would like to formally and officially extend my apologies to Teresa Arosemena of the Panama Canal Administration (ACP). She's understandably "miffed" over my coverage of the ongoing "malicious compliance" strike being carried out by the Panama Canal Pilots. Let me be perfectly clear ...

22. Panama battles to clear canal bottleneck
Michelle Wiese Bockmann for Lloyd's List - Ships currently face a minimum four-day wait. The Panama canal is struggling to control major congestion as transit times nearly double to a record 53 hours, while this week’s backlog averaged 93 vessels. Queues have eased little from their peak in March, when ...

23. Panama Pilots Row
Maritime Global Net - A ROW has broken out over pilotage in Panama. The Panama Pilots Services Corp. (PPSC) has accused Caribbean Pilots Inc (CPI) of violating pilotage regulations, Panamanian criminal law and the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) and has demanded immediate cancellation of the operational ...

24. Dani Kuzniecky Takes Over as Head of Panama ...
PANAMA CITY, Panama, April 26, 2007 - Former Comptroller General Dani Ariel Kuzniecky Barsky officially assumed his new position as chairman of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors at an inaugural ceremony conducted at the presidential palace last Monday. At the inauguration, Mr. Kuzniecky, who will concurrently hold ...

25. U.S. cruise ship pays record to cross Panama ...
By Andrew Beatty PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A U.S.-owned cruise ship has paid a record $331,200 to cross the Panama Canal as vessels fight for space in the increasingly congested waterway, authorities said on Tuesday. The 964-foot (295-meter)-long Disney Magic, owned by a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co, broke the ...

26. The Panama Canal Pilots "Malicious Compliance" Non-Strike
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Panama Canal continues to be backed up worse than Grandma on a field trip without her Metamucil. And of course it only makes headline news when it effects a ship load of paying cruise line passengers - see the story below about the ...

27. Maersk Line to Dump Panama Canal for Suez ...
Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, will stop plying through the Panama Canal to move goods from Asia to the U.S. east coast as bigger ships help the company move it profitably through Suez Canal. Maersk Line will send vessels through Suez Canal that can carry as many ...

28. Panama Canal Suspends All Maintenance Work
By Wilfredo Jordán Serrano for La Prensa - The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has suspended regular maintenance work on the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks to ease the passage of ships waiting at the entrances of the Panama Canal. As of yesterday there were 98 ships waiting to transit the ...

29. Panama Canal Authority Announces Toll Increases
The board of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has approved a toll increase of 15% in two years, on seven types of large ships and from 60% to 113% for small vessels passing through the Panama Canal as of 1 July 2012, sources said today of the entity. The proposed ...

30. Navigating the Northwest Passage
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } The Northwest Passage DAVID LJUNGGREN - Reuters - OTTAWA — While there has been much talk that Arctic trade routes will open up as northern ice melts, shipping companies and experts say using the fabled Northwest Passage through ...